Samuel Lau, MD

Patient Rating:

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My Specialties:

Cardiology—Cardiovascular Disease, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained; Cardiology—Interventional, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained

My Areas of Focus:

Pacemakers, Cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear and echocardiographic stress testing, Cardiology

Gender:

Male

Affiliations:

Emanuel Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Meridian Park Medical Center, Mount Hood Medical Center, Salmon Creek Medical Center

About Me:

Samuel Lau grew up in Hawaii before attending Creighton University in Omaha, NE where he majored in Chemistry. He earned his medical degree there on an Air Force scholarship and stayed on to complete his internal medicine residency in 1991. He then served four years at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana as an internist & chief of Internal Medicine until 1995. Dr. Lau then went back into training to become a cardiologist at Dartmouth (NH). After his interventional cardiology training was completed in 1999, he moved to the Oregon and practiced in Eugene & Springfield for 20 years. He and his extended family relocated to the Hillsboro/Portland area in 2019 to enjoy all the educational and cultural opportunities this area has to offer. Outside of work, his life is centered around his children, wife and father. They are fond of good books, movies and music, as well as trying out new recipes and exploring the Northwest.

Education:
Fellowship: Dartmouth College - Interventional Cardiology
Fellowship: Dartmouth College - Cardiology
Residency: Creighton University - Internal Medicine
Year I Started Practice: 1991
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     67 Ratings     38 Comments

Jan 13, 2023
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He listened to all that I had to say. Very pleasant and thorough. Assistants were very nice and helpful. Except forgetting to re-botton my blouse.

Dec 30, 2022
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Excellent communicator

Dec 9, 2022
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I wish Dr. Lau was my PCP!

Dec 6, 2022
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I only met Dr. Lau recently but he exceeded my expectations. Very impressed and hope he stays my doctor for a long long time.

Dec 2, 2022
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I have confidence Dr. Lau is extremely competent.

Dec 2, 2022
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Very knowledgeable very polite very understanding. Listen to what I have to say and explain things well.

Nov 30, 2022
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While I have been extremely happy with Dr. Lau's care prior to his joining Legacy and even since then when I was able to see him.

Nov 28, 2022
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Dr. Lau is exceptional, very thorough & detailed in my conversation with him.

Nov 21, 2022
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Very good visit.

Nov 21, 2022
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Dr. Lau's staff did not waste any time. Dr. Lau did not waste time with small talk. He stuck with the business at hand.

Nov 1, 2022
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Doctor was very personable and explained everything at each step of the visit. He gave me the reasons for every treatment he recommended and why I would benefit from it. I am extremely pleased that I was referred to this group of cardiologists as the results of my cardiac monitor!

Oct 28, 2022
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I felt I was in very competent hands with Dr. Lau. He explained things well and listened to my concerns and questions. He helped me understand previous test results and explained what steps he was taking in the near future and what was expected of me as a patient. I am extremely pleased with the care I will be getting.

Oct 25, 2022
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Very thorough and informative about my health concerns.

Oct 25, 2022
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I felt like I needed a little bit more explanation of my test results.

Oct 7, 2022
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My first appointment and it was excellent. Very caring and kind. He was very knowledgeable. He explained what's happening with my heart.

Oct 4, 2022
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I'm [age removed] years old and have seen many doctors in my life for various reasons. Of all of them, I have never met one that matched Dr Sam Lau. He is the most professional, easy to talk to doctor I have ever encountered and he has mine and my wife's complete and total confidence. He is top notch! Never let him get away.

Oct 4, 2022
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Dr. Lau was very informative about my health. He explained everything to me in detail I really appreciated him.

Oct 3, 2022
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Already have recommended him to friends.

Sep 30, 2022
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I found this provider very thorough in his approach to my medical issue. He was very professional and and I have total confidence in his diagnosis and possible treatment options.

Sep 30, 2022
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He is the best heart doctor or a medical doctor I have ever had. He explains everything that I understand. And very friendly

Sep 20, 2022
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Everything VERY good -

Aug 31, 2022
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While I realize that Dr. Lau is new to Legacy, it seems like the clinic could have him and the Oregon Cardiology Group listed on the director rather than leave cardio-compromised patients left to wander around trying to find their offices.

Aug 30, 2022
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The doctor was excellent, the staff was very unprofessional

Aug 12, 2022
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Great doctor. Seemed to have it figured out where others have failed.On another note, I have a visit summary somewhere on this site and can't Meridian site and can't access it. Meridian needs more links to this info.

Jul 26, 2022
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Excellent visit.....all aspects satisfactory and encouraging.

Jul 8, 2022
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Very good listener and provided a great explanation of the approach and potential choices available to me. Seemed very authentic and honest.

Jun 24, 2022
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The staff in the ER, including Dr Lau were amazing. Very efficient, competent, and empathetic. They took great care of me and I am lucky to have been placed in their capable hands.

Jun 21, 2022
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Dr Lau is a truly outstanding doctor. Very through, very kind, very knowledgeable, He carefully listened to all my concerns.

Jun 17, 2022
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Very attentive & informative.

Jun 15, 2022
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Very thorough, knowledgeable, easy to talk to.

Jun 14, 2022
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Dr. Lau acted like a human, not a robot that was on a time clock! Really felt confident and comfortable with him. He qualifies as "doctor of the year" as far as I'm concerned.

Jun 14, 2022
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Hard to find for a first timer at this hospital. Doctor Lau has been seeing me for a number of years.

Jun 7, 2022
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Professional, knowledgeable, friendly rapport, I did not feel rushed.

May 24, 2022
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Every aspect of the visit to Dr. Lau was outstandingly great, except for the poor reception at the lobby. When I arrived, I went to her window. She was looking at her computer and her "on a phone call" light was off. When I said "good morning" she slid her window open but did not speak. She kept reading her screen. I went to a chair and sat down. A minute later she called me to the window and from then on her entire presentation was professional and as expected. However, it did leave me with resentment. A simple "Please wait" or "Just a moment" would have been great. I'm not accustom to this sort of silent treatment from a customer contact person.

May 20, 2022
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All good.

May 18, 2022
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Dr. Lau is the most thorough, informative medical professional I have encountered in a very long time. He fully explained test results, future procedures, and gave me more info than my primary care doctor!

May 17, 2022
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Med tech was friendly & knowledgeable. Dr. Lau was friendly, pleased, seemed to know what he was talking about & understand my heart issues.

May 17, 2022
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My viisit with my grandson could not have been better!!!!
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