Dr. Harold Sokol, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 65

Dr. Sokol
Telehealth services available

Pulmonary & Critical Care Srvcs

5 Palisades Dr Ste 100 Albany, NY 12205

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(518) 438-4496

Dr. Harold Sokol, MD is a Pulmonologist in Albany, NY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sokol has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Albany Medical College medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Memorial Hospital and Saint Peter's Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sokol to book an appointment.

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Dr. Sokol is affiliated with Saint Peter's Hospital Albany, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonary disease.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sokol

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sokol treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sokol treats other conditions, please contact the office at (518) 438-4496.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Sokol is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Sokol is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Sokol is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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Dr. Sokol's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Sokol's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sokol

2.8

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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2 Stars
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Excellent office visit experience. Dr. Sokol took the time to carefully review the patient chart and previous tests. He spent a good deal of time talking with us and doing a physical exam, and offered a diagnosis which turned out to be correct without duplicating previous exams and tests.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Harold Sokol, MD is a Pulmonologist in Albany, NY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sokol has more experience with Obstructive...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1984
Albany Med Coll
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Mt Sinai Svc City Hosp
Residency Hospital
1980
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Albany Medical College
Medical School
SUNY at Stony Brook
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Harold Sokol, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Harold Sokol, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sokol frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Sokol specializes.

Where is Dr. Harold Sokol, MD's office located?

Dr. Sokol's office is located at 5 Palisades Dr Ste 100, Albany, NY 12205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Pulmonary & Critical Care Srvcs

Pulmonary & Critical Care Services5 Palisades Dr Ste 100 Albany, NY 12205
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Practice

Pulmonary and Critical Care Services2 New Hampshire Ave Troy, NY 12180
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sokol is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Albany Memorial Hospital

Albany, NY

Saint Peter's Hospital

Albany, NY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Samaritan Hospital - St. Mary's Campus

Troy, NY