Dr. Walter Chien, MD

Dr. Walter Chien, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o
(12)

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Dr. Walter Chien, MD is a cardiology specialist in Modesto, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.

Central Valley Arrythmia

2013 Coffee Rd

Modesto, CA 95355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chien performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Atrial Flutter
very high
more than 93% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
more than 90% of peers
Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Chien's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chien has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chien's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chien to family and friends
12 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Chien's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Chien is very kind, caring and knows and shares his knowledge of the proper treatment for each patient with outstanding attention to their concerns. I am VERY fortunate to have him for my electro-physiologist.
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