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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Sleep Medicine
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
View all 7 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Pulmonary & Critical Care
Chicago, IL USA
2002

Residency - Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1999

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
M.D.
Rootstown, OH USA
1996

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1992

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kar-Ming Lo, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/6/2021, Dr. Lo has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

116 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Lo is very polite and kind. Takes time to listen and answer all my questions. He is very professional. I highly reccomend him to new patients.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Lo is easy to talk to and is actually interested in what I have to communicate as well. He is an example for all doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr Lo and his staff are amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Lo is a excellent physician and I am very grateful for his time.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. Lo is amazingly GREAT.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

I adore Dr. Lo! He is one of my favorite doctors-----actually my FAVORITE doctor! I appreciate his affable personality coupled with his expertise in sleep apnea. He takes a wholistic approach to his patients by being genuinely concerned about our everyday experiences and how that impacts our diagnosis and sleep problems.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

In one word excellence! Dr. Lo is one of my most favorite doctors ever, and I've had many! He is kind, professional, and among the best in his field. He is cautious but not an alarmist. He provides all of the care that I need but does not subject me to needless tests and procedures that my insurance will not cover as other Clinic doctors have. As the daughter of a surgeon, I know full well the pressures facing clinic doctors and I have never felt like a number with Dr. Lo. Not in the hospital, in his office, or on a video call. I always feel that he genuinely cares about my health and about me as a person. Not only is he a fantastic doctor but his warmth and sense of humor keep me looking forward to my next appointment with him. The Cleveland Clinic is indeed very lucky to have Dr. Kar Ming Lo on their team.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr. Lo was awesome, but there was so much talk about my weight that made me scratch my head a little bit.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

The only thing I did not appreciate was the ongoing focus going back to my weight. That seemed to be the big focal point of the whole visit. He would not shut up about my weight until he touched my stomach and felt how hard it was. Like yeah, I am overweight. I also deadlift 500 pounds and bench press 315+ pounds. So obviously I am not going to be no 150-pound twig that doctors call "a healthy weight".

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Lo is very personal and remembered my previous visit and family. He carefully went through the record of my use of my BYPAP. Noticed bags underneath my eyes and suggested an alternate mask. Positive results have been immediate with reduced size of the bags

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr. Lo does a great job with telemedicine, he is very personable and easy to talk with, both in person and on Zoom.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

This is the second telemedicine appointment I have had with Dr. Lo and they have both been very good experiences.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Lo was caring and empathetic throughout the exam and question period. I did not feel rushed and I felt a genuineness about him as I addressed my problems and concerns. I felt he truly listened and was very concerned about me as a person. He was attentive and made feel hope throughout the entire experience. I feel as though he asked me the pertinent questions to really get down to the disease and problems I am facing. He gave me a great feeling as I left the office.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Top notch medical care. From making appointment to seeing the Doctor. Wonderful experience.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Happy to meet Dr. Lo. I want to thank him for his care over and beyond what I have expected.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Kar Ming low. Awesome very personal.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr Lo was very professional, kind, and enjoyable to talk with!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Lo is a great physician, put you at ease, answers your questions, explains why in plain English and very personable

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Lo is very good at having his patients feel at ease and gives the opportunity of answering any questions you might have. I have never felt rushed when speaking with him.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

I had not met Dr. Lo when he saw my daughter in the hospital so this was a first time meeting for me. I was immediately struck by & impressed with his energy, demeanor, interaction (both physical and verbal). His first impression was 5-star and the remainder of the visit was excellent as well. We see a lot of doctors so I only give this kind of feedback when it's really true!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr Lo spent the time to understand my concerns and easily related to my issue. His accurate description of my symptoms gave me confidence that he could address the underlying medical issue. During the appointment, he did not make me feel rushed and addressed all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr Lo was very pleasant, professional and made me feel comfortable and at ease. He was very detailed in the explanation of what treatment would entail. Dr Lo was one of the best physicians that I have experienced with. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr. Lo is extremely upbeat, outgoing, motivated, and engaging. He not only knows his field but is passionate about it. I enjoyed our visit and feel I'm in capable hands. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to respond.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

EXCELLENT DOCTOR. HELPFUL WITH SUGGESTIONS AND A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. EASY TO TALK TO. SEES ME AS A PERSON.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Somehow Dr. Lo has a way of convincing his patient to do what he advises, even though the patient is dead set against doing it.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

I was very fortunate to get the appointment with Dr. Lo whom I did not know at all. I was so pleased with him. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a pulmonologist. I don't know his credentials but his caring personality was exceptional.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Lo is very up-beat and caring physician and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

My experience with this visit was so outstanding! Dr. Lo and I have a great repore! He's personable yet professional! I enjoy our connection!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Lo And his staff take great care of me.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

It's always a very good experience. Dr. Lo is a mensch!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Lo is one outstanding physician, explaining the details in an easy to understand format

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr Lo and his team did a wonderful job.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr Lo is very personable, and made me feel at ease. He thoroughly explains things.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Lo always takes time to explain and answer questions. He's terrific.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Lo is an extremely, kind and caring person as well as whip smart. It is always comforting to meet with him.

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