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Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD

Internal Medicine*
3.8 (13)
Map Pin Small San Francisco, CA
Accepting new patients
39 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD

Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in San Francisco, CA. They specialize in Internal Medicine, has 39 years of experience. They graduated from Guangxi Medical University and is affiliated with Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Chinese Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center. Dr. Chao, completed a residency at Saint Mary Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Chao an average 3.8 star rating.

Dr. Chao works at Practice in San Francisco, CA with other offices in Burlingame, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Chao's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Michael K L. Chan. MD
    2645 Ocean Ave Ste 207, San Francisco, CA 94132 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 333-3302
  2. 2
    Anthony Russo M.d. Inc.
    1750 El Camino Real Ste 301, Burlingame, CA 94010 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 239-9996
  3. 3
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    1828 El Camino Real Ste 808, Burlingame, CA 94010 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 239-9996

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  • Mills-peninsula Medical Center
  • Chinese Hospital
  • St. Mary's Medical Center

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    • Health Net of California
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    3.8
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    Based on 13 ratings
    Patient Ratings (13)
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    4 Star
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    3 Star
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    About Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD

    Specialties*
    • Internal Medicine

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    Specialties*
    Years of Experience
    • 39 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Cantonese, Chinese and Mandarin
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    NPI Number
    • 1700896370
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Saint Mary Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • Uc San Francisco/Fresno University Mc
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Guangxi Medical University
    Medical Education

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    Dr. Lawrence Chao, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Chao is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Chao has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Chao speaks Cantonese, Chinese and Mandarin.

    13 patients have reviewed Dr. Chao. The overall rating for this provider is 3.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Chao.

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