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About Dr. Young J Ko

Dr. Young J Ko, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lancaster, CA. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Ko has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Young J Ko is Great. Dr. Young J Ko has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Young J Ko is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Young J Ko Md

44215 15th St W Ste 303
Lancaster, CA 93534
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Specialties

Dr. Young J Ko has the following 4 specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Asthma
  • Chest Infection
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Allergy
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pneumonia

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Reviews

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Horrible unavailable uninterested uncaring

He was the on call doctor for my father in the ER and then subsequently who my father had to deal with after he was admitted. This jerk was never around, when he finally appeared it was for less than 2minutes. He didnt ask or answer questions and completely ignored what our family was telling him about my fathers long term health conditions. My dad would jokingly call Dr Ko the vampire( before he passed away) because he only was around when Dad was allegedly asleep and snuck out before he could have any doctor patient interaction.

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Unprofessional Staff

Called for an appointment and staff member Darlene put me on hold several time and then hung up the phone. I called back and again staff member Darlene answered the phone. I requested an appointment and she asked if I could call back later because they were at lunch. The story goes on but I don't I never got my appointment.

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A good Doctor

I have Aspergillosis which I had trouble getting diagnosed and treated before seeing Dr. Ko. Dr. Ko knew all about this lung disease and gave me effective treatment to manage my condition.

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Donna Wasserstein

Dr. Ko diagnosed my Mom's cancer. He was direct but also caring. He treated my Mom as I asked him to even as she was dying. His staff is lovely and always treated us very well.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2008, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Young J Ko accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • CIGNA Southern CA Value
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
    • Health Net Salud EPO
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • LA Care Health
    • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Young J Ko Md, 44215 15th St W Ste 303, Lancaster, CA
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