Dr. David Lao, MD

Interventional Cardiology •  Male
  
Dr. Lao
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

6555 Coyle Ave Carmichael, CA 95608

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(916) 536-3560

Dr. David Lao, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Carmichael, CA. Dr. Lao has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Care, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lao to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Lao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lao treats other conditions, please contact the office at (916) 536-3560.

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lao performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Lao performs this procedure more than 68% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lao performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Lao performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lao treats Hyperlipidemia more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Lao treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lao treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Lao treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lao treats Heart Disease more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Lao treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 54% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lao treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Lao treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lao treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Lao treats this condition more than 56% of their peers

Arrhythmias
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lao treats Arrhythmias more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Lao treats this condition more than 48% of their peers

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Dr. Lao's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Stress Test
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Dr. Lao's Reviews

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I visited Dr. Lao after an emergency hospitalization. He is extremely competent and informative. My appointment was timely, and the office staff was very helpful. Dr. Lao took time to answer all of my questions and to outline available options. His manner is friendly and direct. I highly recommend Dr. Lao.
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
  • Long wait times
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Dr. Lao is awesome. He performed a procedure on me 8/5/19. He takes his time discussing your needs, shares pluses and minuses, and he is eager and very receptive to answer any questions you have.
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Bob – Aug 07, 2019
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Highly recommend, great Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 30, 2019
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Dr. Lao is AMAZING!!!! We are Grateful for him!
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Gevorg M in Sacramento – Nov 09, 2017
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he is amazing, comforting, and experienced in his field of service. can't wait to get back with him as my cardiologist
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I love human interaction and am fascinated by the engineering of the human heart. I feel that I can make a difference in people's lives with my knowledge and skills.

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2006
University Of California
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of California San Francisco
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Lao, MD offer telehealth services?

Is Dr. David Lao, MD accepting new patients?

Does Dr. David Lao, MD accept my insurance?

Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Mercy Medical Group - Cardiology6555 Coyle Ave Carmichael, CA 95608
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Mercy Medical Group

Mercy Medical Group - Cardiology3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816
2

Mercy Medical Group

Folsom- Specialty Care1730 Prairie City Rd # 120 Folsom, CA 95630
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021)

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
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