Dr. Lei Gao, MD

Dr. Lei Gao, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 49

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Lei Gao, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Burien, WA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gao has more experience with Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Zhejiang Medical College medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities St. Anne Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge. 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.


Locations

Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates - Burien

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(206) 400-0033
Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates - Burien16233 Sylvester Rd Sw Ste 260 Burien, WA 98166
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Dr. Gao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gao

4.6

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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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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) 835-7400.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Dr. Gao typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

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Heart Disease
Cardiomegaly
Heart Palpitations
Cardiovascular Stress Test
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Dr. Gao's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Stress Test
  • Syncope
  • Telemedicine
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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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
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
PHCS Network 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

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Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Anne Hospital

Burien, WA

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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