Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD

Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
(11)
Save
Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD is an internal medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Guangxi Medical University in 1985 and specializes in internal medicine.

2645 Ocean Ave Ste 207

San Francisco, CA 94132

Contact Information

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Chao

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Dr. Chao's Experience

0%ExperienceMatch
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

Less
Read Less

21  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
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV 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

Dr. Chao does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Chao and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Chao's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
11 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

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)

Dr. Chao is committed, understanding and knowledgeable. Despite his busy schedule, his health team will make time for you.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
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....more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
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.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
the staffs are very friendly. I was able to have blood test in the same office save my trip.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option5
Flag this
Beware as he is not quite knowledgeable and he is not really thorough in helping his patient.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option4thumbs down icon option1
Flag this
Image of Dr. Chao
Are you Dr. Chao?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!