Dr. Michael Nakao, MD

Geriatric MedicineMaleAge 74

Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Michael Nakao, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nakao has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. He graduated from Stony Brook U, School of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Memorial Hospital and Saint Peter's Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Nakao, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care Srvcs

5 Palisades Dr Ste 100 Albany, NY 12205 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(518) 438-4496

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nakao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nakao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nakao 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. Nakao is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Asthma
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchiectasis
Emphysema
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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. Nakao 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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Dr. Nakao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Nakao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nakao

2.9

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Excellent! Dr. Nakao was able to diagnose something that I have spent four years getting diagnosed by other doctors who couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. He nailed it, treated me, and I have never felt better. Not perfect, but better. Office staff seemed a little brusque.
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May 25, 2019
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Diagnosed my very rare, life threatening illness when other doctors weren’t even convinced I was sick, and got me treated before I had any permanent lung damage. He’s the kind of doctor you usually only see on TV; he really cares about and advocates for his patients and is willing to research when the diagnosis isn’t immediately obvious, which is something many doctors unfortunately lack when dealing with patients with unusual symptoms.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 27, 2019
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I found that Dr. Nakao's communication skills were lacking. He spoke very unclearly and when I could understand him he seemed condescending. I cannot speak to the accuracy of his diagnoses or treatment modalities, (one visit is not enough to make the judgment) but I left without a feeling of trust.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 22, 2018
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Told Doctor I would feel like I was going to pass out after a short 5 minute walk. Dr Nakao told me to walk to the point of passing out and then do it all over again. 2 weeks later I was in the hospital with a heart blockage. Not a Doctor to trust.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 20, 2018
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Dr. Nakao was very pleasant, interested, unhurried, intelligent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephen Adalman in Kingston. NY – Dec 01, 2016
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Excellent experience. Researched and discovered my illness that nobody else was able to identify. Very nice and explained things clearly and completely. Wait time was a little long, but that's to be expected these days.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Voorheesville, NY – Apr 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Michael Nakao, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nakao has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1981
St Vincents Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1980
NYU Langone Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Suny-Northport Va Hosp
Residency Hospital
1976
Suny-Northport Va Hosp
Internship Hospital
1975
Stony Brook U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Michael Nakao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nakao frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Nakao specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Nakao, MD's office located?

Dr. Nakao'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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Troy Pediatric Health Center

Samaritan Hospital-st Marys Campus1300 Massachusetts Ave Troy, NY 12180
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nakao 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

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Samaritan Hospital - St. Mary's Campus

Troy, NY