Dr. Michael Nakao, MD

Geriatric Medicine •  Male • Age 72
  
Dr. Nakao
Telehealth services available

Pulmonary & Critical Care Srvcs

5 Palisades Dr Ste 100 Albany, NY 12205

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(518) 438-4496

Dr. Michael Nakao, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nakao has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Stony Brook U, School of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nakao to book an appointment.


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Dr. Nakao accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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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 typically treats 89% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Pulmonary Function Test
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Sleep-disordered Breathing

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-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Nakao typically treats 97% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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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. Nakao typically treats 50% more often than similar doctors

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Pulmonary Embolism
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Nakao typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Pneumonia
Asthma
Shortness of Breath
Low Blood Oxygen Level
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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

Dr. Nakao's Reviews

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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.
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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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Michael Nakao, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nakao has more experience...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • 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

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Locations

Pulmonary & Critical Care Srvcs

Pulmonary & Critical Care Services5 Palisades Dr Ste 100 Albany, NY 12205
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Seton Health System

Seton Health System Inc.1300 Massachusetts Ave Troy, NY 12180
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Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Nakao treats patients.

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Albany Medical Center Hospital

Albany, NY

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Albany Memorial Hospital

Albany, NY

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Columbia Memorial Hospital

Hudson, NY

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

Saint Peter's Hospital

Albany, NY

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Samaritan Hospital - St. Mary's Campus

Troy, NY
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