Charles Lu, MD
I speak: English, Mandarin
My gender: Male
Where I practice
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.
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.