Dr. Peter Chen, MD

Dr. Peter Chen, MD

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Dr. Peter Chen, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Chen has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Heart Conditions, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Multicare Auburn Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chen to book an appointment.

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Pulse Heart Institute Cardiology and Electrophysiology Services

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(253) 292-6774
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Cardiac Study Center

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(253) 292-6774
Cardiac Study Center1901 S Cedar St Ste 301 Tacoma, WA 98405
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Chen did not explain how my medications worked. He was not proactive in treating my arrhythmia nor did he tell me what options existed. He spoke so softly that it was difficult to understand him. I finally decided to change to a different doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Richard in Tacoma, WA – Aug 24, 2016
Doesn't speak very good English or communicate issues in clear sentences.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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David in Tacoma, Wa – Aug 06, 2016

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (253) 396-4825.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Chen is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Chen
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioversion, Elective
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Heart Conditions

Compare with other Heart Conditions specialists.

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

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Chen
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Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Sinus Bradycardia
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Chen
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Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
Aortic Valve Disease
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Orchitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tremor
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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(253) 292-6774

Dr. Chen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Community First Health Plans
Medicare
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Medicare
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Medicare
Part B Primary
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PacificSource
Pacific Source
Premera Blue Cross
Medicare Advantage HMO
Private HealthCare Systems
Uniform Medical Plan
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
Medicaid
United Healthcare
US Family Health Plan
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am dedicated to partnering with patients to help them achieve optimal cardiac health.

Biography

Peter Chen, MD, is board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. He offers comprehensive cardiology care, from testing and monitoring...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Peter Chen, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (253) 292-6774, and for other questions, call (253) 396-4825.

Does Dr. Peter Chen, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Peter Chen, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Peter Chen, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Peter Chen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chen frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Heart Conditions, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Chen specializes.

Where is Dr. Peter Chen, MD's office located?

Dr. Chen's office is located at 1901 S Cedar St Ste 301, Tacoma, WA 98405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Peter Chen, MD speak?

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

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Multicare Auburn Medical Center

Auburn, WA

55% Patient Experience Rating, 14% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Puyallup, WA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Capital Medical Center

Olympia, WA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Clare Hospital

Lakewood, WA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

St. Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)