Dr. David Yao, MD

Dr. David Yao, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
(9)
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Dr. David Yao, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.Read his story

6400 Fannin St Ste 3000

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hypertension
very high
more than 94% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Yao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yao "Dr. David Yao is a caring and compassionate cardiologist practicing in the world famous Texas Medical Center. He studied at The University of Texas in Austin for undergraduate education and graduated with high honors. He obtained his medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and then continued his training by completing a fellowship in cardiovascular disease both at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. David Yao has been in private practice for over 7 years. He has special interests in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias. He has extensive experience in the field of echocardiography and especially in transesophageal echocardiography. He is currently the medical director of echocardiography laboratory at Houston Cardiovascular Associates. Dr. David Yao is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of American Society of Echocardiography."

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yao to family and friends
3.3
based on 9 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Yao's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Houston, TX |
I came in at 9:15 and stress test was done at 10. I waited 2.5 hours for an echo cardiogram. The tech explained that some people get appointments and some just get scheduled and they wait, I.e overbooking. I waited 30 minutes after test to see Dr. Yao who had not looked at test results but managed...more
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in Houston, TX |
I have brought my dad to three appointments. He came in for the initial consultation, spent ten minutes and said wait here so we can schedule for echocardiogram and stress test. Nearing 5 o'clock, two hours later, we asked if the next appointment had been scheduled, the Secretary said, oh my gosh...more
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Houston, TX |
My cpc referred me to see Dr. Yao for chest pain. He saw me the next day and arranged for immediate cauterization and found a very bad blockage. The blockage was so bad that it could have caused a major heart attack. The blockage was treated and I was back home in 24 hours. Dr. Yao truly saved my...more
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in Houston, TX |
I had my first visit with him and his staff today. I really was impressed. I will definitely keep him as my cardiologist. He was going to run late and the nurse called me the day before to let me know that. I was impressed. He went over all of my test results with me. Very personable.
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Dr. Yao accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Yao has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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