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Dr. Michael Nakao, MD

Geriatric Medicine ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Nakao

Pulmonary & Critical Care Srvcs

5 Palisades Dr Ste 100 Albany, NY 12205

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Dr. Michael Nakao, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in geriatric medicine, critical care medicine, and more.


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(518) 438-4496

Dr. Nakao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nakao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pneumonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakao treats Pneumonia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nakao treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakao treats Sleep Apnea more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nakao treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakao treats Sleep Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nakao treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking

Dr. Nakao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Nakao, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in geriatric medicine, critical care medicine, and more.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1981
St Vincents Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1980
New York University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1978
SUNY Northport Va Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
SUNY Northport Va Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
1980
1978
1976
1975

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Dr. Nakao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nakao

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5 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Nakao was very pleasant, interested, unhurried, intelligent.
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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.
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