Dr. Theodore Lau, MD

Dr. Theodore Lau, MD

Interventional Cardiology •  Male • Age 51

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Theodore Lau, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Lau has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Care, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lau to book an appointment.


Locations

Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates at St. Joseph

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(253) 203-6201
Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates1802 Yakima Ave Ste 304 Tacoma, WA 98405
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Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates at St. Anthony

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(253) 203-6201
Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates at St. Anthony11511 Canterwood Blvd Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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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.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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4.5

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I've been a critical care nurse for 45 years, so I speak from experience. Dr. Lau is the ultimate professional. I first met him when he was called in (from a traffic jam) while I was on the table to repair damage done by a much-less qualified doc. He arrived unruffled and was able to quickly address the problem caused by the ham-handed guy. And he doesn't even blink when I joke about how many donuts I've had.
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Kevin Perry, RN – Dec 15, 2019
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Dr. Lau is a very caring, knowledgeable physician and would highly recommend him to my friends and family members with no hesitation.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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khairy khaksar in WA, WA – Jun 23, 2019
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He is the most understanding and kind doctor I have run across in my life. He focuses on your health and well-being. He is understanding, compassionate and kind.
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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  • Long wait times
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M Lawrie in Tacoma – May 29, 2018
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Practice Areas

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 91% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Lau performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Lau performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Hyperlipidemia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Heart Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

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 Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 54% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Mitral Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Arrhythmias more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Septal Defect
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Septal Defect more than 39% of their peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 39% of their peers

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Dr. Lau's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Stenting
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

Theodore K. Lau, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist with special interests in lipids management; complex coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship Hospital
University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
McGill University
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

St. Anthony Hospital

Gig Harbor, WA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Puyallup, WA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

St. Clare Hospital

Lakewood, WA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

St. Francis Hospital

Federal Way, WA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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