Dr. Lei Gao, MD

Dr. Lei Gao, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 50

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Dr. Lei Gao, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Burien, WA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gao has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Zhejiang Medical College medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with St. Anne Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gao to book an appointment.

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Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates - Burien

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Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates - Burien16233 Sylvester Rd Sw Ste 260 Burien, WA 98166
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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.
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Good experience with Dr. Gao and his staff. He is genuine, attentive, and to the point. Would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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ZS – Dec 03, 2021
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Dr. Gao is patient and thorough. He listened and took my concerns seriously.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Christine Helene Dykhouse – Aug 30, 2021
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I had an emergency situation with an aortic valve failure, Dr. GAO saved my life, first by diagnosing the problem and then arranging for urgent heart surgery and pacemaker installation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Lloy Lytle – Jun 22, 2021
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Dr. Gao is a very caring and attentive doctor. He genuinely cares for the well being of his patients. He does not try to get patients in for unnecessary visits. I have full confidence with his experience, advice and treatments. Best Cardiologist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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JH – Jun 17, 2021
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Dr. Gao and staff were all awesome. Explained everything well. I would recommend Dr. Gao to anyone. Thanks for peace of mind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike Campbell – May 18, 2021
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Very caring, helpful and professional. Staff and office environment also very good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Giday – May 03, 2021
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He's a great Doc, friendly polite makes you feel at ease.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Mar 17, 2021
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I have to say that visiting Dr. Gao's office was one of the nicest experiences I've had. His entire staff is very friendly, professional and helpful. Dr. Gao is extremely calming while being upbeat and friendly. Going to an appointment for anything heart related can be scary but the personnel there made my worries fade.
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
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Michealene Corlett – Oct 15, 2020
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Having never seen a cardiologist I was extremely lucky to have an appt with Dr Gao. He has an exceptionally calming demeanor and listens to you. I highly recommend Dr Gao, also his staff are very friendly.
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
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Aug 19, 2020
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I particularly like his medical back ground and would be happy to see him again should I develop any heart issues.
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
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Rich Laxton – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr. Gao is a wonderful, very caring and extremely knowledgeable doctor. I was quite stressed and he listened to me so patiently. He explained my health issues in a way that was calm and easy to understand, and never made me feel rushed. Highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Laura B. – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Gao, always greets you with a smile, hand shake, asks questions and always takes time to listen. I will always recommend him to others. Also the Staff are extremely helpful; and knowledgeable.
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
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Joanne Hoelzl – Nov 23, 2019
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Dr. Gao is clear, direct, and friendly. He makes thing very understandable. He is very pleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Nov 13, 2019
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Seems very stuck on himself. When wife first saw him he said he could help her. On the second visit he said was very condescending and offered no help to her at all. Did mention a medicine she could take that maybe would help but when questioned about it he immediately changed the subject. Wil not go to him again.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gao treats other conditions, please contact the office at (206) 693-4970.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

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 Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Gao is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Gao
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Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Disease
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Dr. Gao's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Telemedicine
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Gao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna POS
Choice Plus POS II
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan
Special Needs Plan SNP
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lei Gao's medical expertise is adult clinical cardiology, non-invasive imagine cardiology and preventive cardiology. Dr. Gao obtained his medical degree...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Zhejiang Medical College
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lei Gao, MD?

Call (206) 693-4970 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Lei Gao, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Lei Gao, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Lei Gao, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Gao's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Lei Gao, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Lei Gao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gao frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Gao specializes.

Where is Dr. Lei Gao, MD's office located?

Dr. Gao's office is located at 16233 Sylvester Rd Sw Ste 260, Burien, WA 98166. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lei Gao, MD speak?

Dr. Gao speaks Chinese and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gao is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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St. Anne Hospital

Burien, WA

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

1 Award Received