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Charles Lu, MD

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My specialty:
Cardiology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Mandarin

My gender: Male

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About me

I love being a doctor and a cardiologist. I feel very fortunate to practice medicine in Kaiser Permanente; I truly believe I can do the best for my patients working here. I went to medical school so I could help people, and I look forward to meeting you in the hospital or in my clinic.

Biography

I immigrated to America at the age of 10 with my family. I grew up in California, primarily in San Diego during my youth. Having done all my schooling here, I consider myself a California native. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, reading, and learning new languages. I speak the Chinese Mandarin language fluently. I speak some Spanish as well, but I would love to learn more Spanish from you.

About my practice

I primarily see adults with heart conditions. I believe sometimes life puts us in challenging situations, but I also believe we can do much to make our own lives better. I try to empower my patients to take an active role in their health. Good medical care requires a cooperation between physicians and patients. I believe one my important roles as a cardiologist is to communicate clearly to my patients their medical conditions and the options available to treat their conditions in a humane and compassionate way.

How I thrive

In my spare time, I enjoy swimming on a regular basis. I have also started following more of a plant-based diet. I am not a vegetarian, but I only eat meat about two days a week now. After starting a regular exercise program and following more of the new diet, I feel a lot more healthy and energetic. I believe you can feel the same way by making some minor changes in your life.

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My provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Cardiology Department
5251 Viewridge Ct, San Diego, CA 92123

Contact information

  • Information
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

UC San Francisco
San Francisco , CA

Board certification

Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical training

Internship

Internal Medicine

Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego , CA

Residency

Internal Medicine

Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego , CA

Fellowship

Cardiology

UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2009

Active license information

License number

A91549

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1275796963
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My hospitals

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9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

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4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

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This page was last updated on:

01/22/2019