Samuel Lau, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

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




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.

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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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  May 8, 2023
Very good. I liked Dr. Lau very much. He was very thorough. So was his assistant.

  Apr 24, 2023
Dr, Lau really spent a lot of time with me. He explained tests he was ordering to me.

  Apr 24, 2023
Dr. Lau is very personable and listened to all that I had to say. He answered all my questions.

  Apr 21, 2023
I've had good experiences with Dr. Lau.

  Apr 3, 2023
Every thing was great. No complaints. Very happy Dr. Lau is my cardiologist.

  Mar 21, 2023
Dr. Lau was amazing. He spent time with me. He explained the ECG to me and he really went out of his way to make sure I knew what was going on and that ALL my health questions were addressed. He and his nurse are amazing providers and amazing people.

  Mar 20, 2023
I am new to the area. It was 4 months before I was able to find a cardiac care doctor, & even then my first appointment was cancelled more all as my first appt. than once. I finally scored a video appt. with Dr. Lau.

  Mar 20, 2023
The doctor really seemed to care and and was very thorough. I felt very comfortable with him.

  Mar 7, 2023
I was absolutely blown away by the care I received. Their intelligence, care and follow up were the best I have ever received. I was very happy to continue seeing Dr. Lau over our last few visits I am continually impressed with his demeanour, knowledge and attention to detail. He is incredibly kind and patient. Entertains all questions and answers in an comprehendible way and follows up with excellent written notes and hand outs with additional information. He transcribes his notes in the visit and I've never experienced that before. This extra step helps deliver even more calm and confidence in his care. It represents for me a paradigm shift in my previous care with other doctors. It means what happens in the visit is transparent and he is very interested in his patients health and mental well being. I cannot say enough about Dr. Lau. It has delivered me so much calm at a tenuous time in my health care journey and I believe is a part of why I am headed towards better health and wellbeing. I have already recommended his office to others and will continue to do so. In general I received exceptional care from the cardiologists at Good Sam and will also recommend the hospital to others.

  Feb 22, 2023
Great Dr., explained everything so we could understand.

  Feb 14, 2023
Dr. Lau & staff rate an A+ in my care! Thanks, God bless, happy 2023.

  Feb 13, 2023
Dr. Lau ignored my concerns about my chest pain, focusing on rib fractures from 7 months prior. After stress test, nurse called me and reported "all normal" despite T-S depression and couplets - Definitely not normal.

  Feb 13, 2023
Dr was very good at explaining what wass going on and made suggestions on my health.

  Feb 7, 2023
Dr. Lau was outstanding. He was very thorough, had completely reviewed my chart information, answered all my questions, and had a great sense of humor. He is great!

  Feb 6, 2023
Takes to long to get in to see doc's. Or get procedures required

  Jan 30, 2023
Very complete exam, Dr Lau listened closely and answered questions completely.

  Jan 13, 2023
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
Excellent communicator

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

  Dec 6, 2022
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
I have confidence Dr. Lau is extremely competent.

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

  Nov 30, 2022
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
Dr. Lau is exceptional, very thorough & detailed in my conversation with him.

  Nov 21, 2022
Very good visit.

  Nov 21, 2022
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
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
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
Very thorough and informative about my health concerns.

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

  Oct 7, 2022
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
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
Dr. Lau was very informative about my health. He explained everything to me in detail I really appreciated him.

  Oct 3, 2022
Already have recommended him to friends.

  Sep 30, 2022
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
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
Everything VERY good -

  Aug 31, 2022
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
The doctor was excellent, the staff was very unprofessional

  Aug 12, 2022
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
Excellent visit.....all aspects satisfactory and encouraging.

  Jul 8, 2022
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
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
Dr Lau is a truly outstanding doctor. Very through, very kind, very knowledgeable, He carefully listened to all my concerns.

  Jun 17, 2022
Very attentive & informative.

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

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