Dr. Douglas Laidlaw, MD

Dr. Douglas Laidlaw, MD

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Dr. Douglas Laidlaw, MD is a cardiology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University in 2001 and specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.Read his story

123 Summer St # 290

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 368-3130

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • 4 More

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Cardiomyopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers
Heart Palpitations
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Laidlaw's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Laidlaw "Dr. Douglas Laidlaw has always been interested in science, and that helped lead him to a career in medicine. "Even as a young child I was interested in biology and how things work," he explains. "Plus my mother was a nurse and my father was involved in EMS, so I had a lot of exposure to caregiving and medicine when I was growing up." As a cardiologist, Dr. Laidlaw makes a point to get to know each patient and their individual healthcare goals. "I feel you need to really understand patients on a personal level before you can make the right medical recommendation and treatment plan for their needs. That's one of the challenges you face each day." Dr. Laidlaw is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology, the treatment of cardiac rhythm disturbances – also known as arrhythmias. He is encouraged by all the new treatments to help cardiac patients. "An arrhythmia is either an area of cells in the heart that are causing an irregular heartbeat or an extra pathway that is creating an electrical short circuit in the heart. Treating arrhythmias depends on the particular type. It sometimes involves mapping the arrhythmia within the cardiac structures and the heart chambers, and that gives us the information we need to devise a proper treatment. This is a particular area that has made great advances in recent years." Treatments for arrhythmias may be as simple as medications, but also include ablation procedures, cardioversion, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Surgical treatments are also performed in some cases. Dr. Laidlaw is encouraged by all the new treatments to help cardiac patients. "Every year in cardiology we are developing new skills, new equipment and new technology which allows us to be more successful in treating patients. That's why cardiac electrophysiology is such an exciting specialty to be a part of." When working with his patients, Dr. Laidlaw tries to treat them as if they were his own family. "With every patient, I say to myself, if this was my mother, what would I want the physician to recommend? Whenever it's a difficult decision between different treatment options, that's the tie-breaker for me." In his spare time, Dr. Laidlaw enjoys playing golf, collecting wine, and spending time with his wife and family. He and his family also enjoy traveling to Europe, especially Spain, where his wife is from originally."
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pa
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tufts Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Laidlaw has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Laidlaw's Reviews

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Dr. Laidlaw's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    FAIR
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
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