Dr. Theodore Chow, MD

Dr. Theodore Chow, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 53

Accepting new patients

Dr. Theodore Chow, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in San Jose, CA. Dr. Chow has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures and Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center Of San Jose. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chow to book an appointment.

Office Hours

175 N Jackson Ave Ste 111 San Jose, CA 95116

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9 am
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2 pm

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closed

Mon

9 am
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4:30 pm

Tue

9 am
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4:30 pm

Wed

9 am
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4:30 pm

Thu

9 am
to
4:30 pm

Fri

9 am
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4:30 pm
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Theodore Chow MD, FACC

Theodore Chow MD, FACC175 N Jackson Ave Ste 111 San Jose, CA 95116
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Chow is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Chow's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chow

3.2

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
45.833333333333336%
(11)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
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1 Star
37.5%
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Extremely conscientious Dr who does what's right for patients: Dr Chow is a very experienced, conscientious, honest Dr. who performed what seemed to be a successful atrial flutter ablation procedure on me Nov 14, 2018. Unfortunately, my atrial flutter & ultra fast heart beat came back. An Aug 28, 2019 he did a cardioversion which worked for 4 weeks but then hi heart rate & irregular rhythm returned. He's doing a 2nd more complicated ablation on Dec 4th at RMC (Regional Medical Center). I trust Dr Chow much more than any of the ER or hospital Dr's I had at SJ -Oct 8, 2018, Nov 13-15, 2018 & Aug 28, 2019. Often they gave the wrong advice. I've also seen Dr Wang at Stanford hospital who is excellent but the bureaucracy there is overwhelming and too much for me.
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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ajwdct – Nov 20, 2019
Outstanding doctor. Well trained. Professional. Patient.
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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Santa Clara, CA – Aug 25, 2017
My dad was admitted by Dr. Chow on February 23and stayed in the hospital until March 1, Dr. Chow did not visit my dad at all during 7 days even we have repeated requests. I don't know about his skills, I do know he does not care for his patient.
What went well
No results
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
11 people found this helpful
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L Kung in San Jose, CA – Apr 03, 2016
I am very sorry for your experience. I was out of...Read More
Not interested in patient care. Very distant person. Seen in initial consultation, then defer further care to NP, doing many fancy tests with no results ever discussed, and refer out to another cardiologist. Called about diagnosis, office requested return appointment (while being referred out, with blank previous visitnon-sense!), and doctor would not return call original referring physician.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Jeff Tang in Santa Clara, CA – Feb 10, 2016
I am sorry you had a bad experience, and I hope...Read More

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Experience and Background Checks

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chow

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chow treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chow treats other conditions, please contact the office at (408) 240-5960.

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. Chow 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. Chow
Similar Providers
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Electrophysiological Study
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

Compare with other Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures specialists.

Dr. Chow is experienced in the area of Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Chow
Similar Providers
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Chow's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Chow's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 2
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Idiopathic Myopathy
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Myopathy
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • 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
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Chow accepts

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(408) 683-9996

Dr. Chow accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Added Advantage POS
Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net EPO
Health Net PPO
Healthy Heart HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS
PHCS POS
PHCS PPO
Stanford Health Care Advantage
Medicare Advantage
Stanford Health Care Alliance
Group Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

Theodore Chow MD, FACC is Harvard trained, board certified in Cardiology and Electrophysiology. He and his staff are committed to quality, service, and compassion in the practice of medicine.

Biography

Telehealth visits are available.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Beth Israel Hospital
Residency Hospital
Beth Israel Hospital
Internship Hospital
John Hopkins University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Theodore Chow, MD?

Call (408) 683-9996 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Theodore Chow, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Theodore Chow, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Theodore Chow, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Chow accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Theodore Chow, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chow frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures and Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Chow specializes.

Where is Dr. Theodore Chow, MD's office located?

Dr. Chow's office is located at 175 N Jackson Ave Ste 111, San Jose, CA 95116. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Theodore Chow, MD speak?

Dr. Chow speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Good Samaritan Hospital

San Jose, CA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

Regional Medical Center Of San Jose

San Jose, CA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)