Dr. Theodore Lau, MD

Dr. Theodore Lau, MD

Interventional CardiologyMaleAge 52

Accepting new patients

Dr. Theodore Lau, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Lau has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Anthony Hospital and MultiCare Good Samaritan 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) 366-5859
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) 366-5859
Franciscan Heart & Vascular Associates at St. Anthony11511 Canterwood Blvd Ste 110 Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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At a Glance

  • 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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Dr. Lau's Reviews

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Nora Elaine Oxford – Sep 08, 2021
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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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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M Lawrie in Tacoma – May 29, 2018
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lau

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lau treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lau treats other conditions, please contact the office at (253) 366-5859.

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. Lau 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

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Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Atrial Septal Defect
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Lau 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

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Heart Disease
Cardiomyopathy
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
First Degree Heart Block
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High
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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. Lau 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

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioversion, Elective
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High
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Congenital Cardiac Conditions

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 Conditions specialists.

Dr. Lau is experienced in the area of Congenital Cardiac Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Congenital Heart Defects
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Atrial Septal Defect
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
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High
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Dr. Lau's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • 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
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Septic Embolism
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stenting
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Call (253) 366-5859 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Theodore Lau, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Theodore Lau, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Theodore Lau, MD accept my insurance?

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

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

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

Dr. Lau's office is located at 1802 Yakima Ave Ste 304, Tacoma, WA 98405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Theodore Lau, MD speak?

Dr. Lau speaks Cantonese, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. Anthony Hospital

Gig Harbor, WA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Puyallup, WA

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

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

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

3 Awards Received

St. Clare Hospital

Lakewood, WA

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

4 Awards Received

St. Francis Hospital

Federal Way, WA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

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)