Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD

Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

2645 Ocean Ave Ste 207

San Francisco, CA 94132

Contact Information

(415) 333-3302

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
  • 15 More

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Dr. Chao's Experience

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Dr. Chao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chao "caring, good listener, dedicated, intelligent, compassionate, committed, healing and reassuring."
1

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
226

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Glaucoma
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rickets
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stye
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Failure to keep adequate medical records (1/31/2014)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Guangzhou Medical University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Guangxi Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • UC San Francisco/Fresno U MC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Saint Mary Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Post doc-UCSF
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chao has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Chao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
3.9
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Chao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Chao is committed, understanding and knowledgeable. Despite his busy schedule, his health team will make time for you.
in Burlingame, CA |
Dr Chao is an experienced and knowledgeable doctor. He was referred by my friend who is his patient and I'm glad that I've made the change. The office waiting room is spacious and nice. I can also have my blood test done at the office without the need to go outside lab, which is quite convenient. Staffs are friendly and making appointment is easy.
in San Francisco, CA |
I recently had a kidney infection & called dr chao to make an urgent appointment. However, the staff were rude & didn't show any care about my medical conditions. I feel this doctor doesn't really care about his patients, not a good doctor. I would not recommend anyone I know to this doctor.
in Burlingame, CA |
the staffs are very friendly. I was able to have blood test in the same office save my trip.
in San Francisco, CA |
Beware as he is not quite knowledgeable and he is not really thorough in helping his patient.
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Dr. Chao accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Tricare
    WholeCare Network HMO
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    Standard Nationwide Standard
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Chao has admitting privileges

Chinese Hospital
845 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
1501 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010
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St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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