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Dr. Nancy Lau, MD

Gastroenterologist

New York, NY

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
I’ve seen Dr. Lau for years and definitely recommend her. She’s thorough and pleasant and provides excellent care.
I’ve seen Dr. Lau for years and definitely recommend her. She’s thorough and pleasant and provides excellent care.
Darcy G. · Less than 1 month ago
Trustworthy, thoughtful, attentive, articulate doctor. She talks through all the options and her logic leading to a recommendation,while keeping an open mind. What more could you want?
Trustworthy, thoughtful, attentive, articulate doctor. She talks through all the options and her logic leading to a recommendation, while keeping an open mind. What more could you want?
Andrew C. · April 8, 2019

About Dr. Nancy Lau

Dr. Nancy Lau graduated Magna Cum Laude with an M.D. degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She was a former Clinical Assistant Attending in Gastroenterology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Her practice includes general gastroenterology, colon cancer screening, upper endoscopy, irritable bowel syndrome, and liver diseases.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division
  • NYU Langone Health

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Columbia University, Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Fellowship in Hepatology

Professional memberships

  • Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Awards and publications

  • The American Medical Women’s Association, Achievement Award
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Patients Choice Awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1144208794

Dr. Nancy Lau's office location

Nancy Lau, MD

115 Broadway, Suite 1800

New York, NY 10006

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She is excellent doctor
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She seemed very competent and thorough.
Less than 3 months ago
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Highly recommended!!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Lau was great at answering my questions and suggesting possible treatment methods. I spent around 40 minutes with her and then I was brought to the assistants for document work. The ultrasound scans, blood work, and allergy testing are doneat a different hospital or lab. I would suggest calling the office beforehand to confirm your appointment, since my time slot was double booked.
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Excellent bedside manner. Very knowledgeable
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While the visit was much longer than anyone would like, once I was in an exam room a nurse came in promptly for my history. Dr. Lau came in shortly after and spent time listening to what brought me in. Shethen thoroughly explained the potential causes of my symptoms and the next steps in determining a diagnosis/treatment.
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Thank you very much for the cooperation..Very patient and explains the details of the cause. I would recommend..
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She is a great listener, attentive and knowledgeable.
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She is very through and spending quantity time with me to go over my symptoms. Glad that I found her. It was overall a positive experience. The only suggestion is that they can make it easier to communicate by creating a patient portal.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Lau was extremely knowledgeable and explained everything thoroughly.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional and very experienced on her specialty.
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Great doctor, very to the point. One of her medical assistants/nurses is great (the young Asian guy). When he’s the one working, the place runs great. He’s friendly and very good at his job. The wait time today was longer than usual.
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I went to Dr Lau's new office downtown. Very nice building and office space. It's actually closer to my home than her previous office at 10 Union Square - she is knowledable about my conditions and long term effects of medication. I highly recommend.
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Dr. Lau is has a very professional bedside manner and follows through in a very proficient manner with procedures and tests to rule out possible diagnoses. I’m thankful for her practice.
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Office wait was too long but she was competent
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Dr. Lau was very attentive and compassionate. She spent over 30 mins going through my medical history and her staff return email inquires within days. I feel very comfortable in her care.
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Amazing explanation of my condition and what I should do moving forward. Very professional and courteous.
Less than 1 year ago
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Loved it. Dr. Lau is extremely thorough and very caring.
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Very bad at scheduling
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lau explained the procedure clearly. Her staff was also very attentive.
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Dr Nancy Lau was very helpful to solve the problem I had. She took extra care to explain every detail of what was happening and presented me all the options. If there's anything that could improve is the billing system forthird parties involved in medical tests. It's a bit confusing.
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She made me wait over two hours in waiting room, then took a personal cell phone call during my examination.
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She’s pleasant and informative. She’s not concerned solely about money & she has a great staff.
Less than 1 year ago
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She asked a lot of questions, listened to me, she made recommendations and made me feel very comfortable. She also took a lot of notes. I left feeling confident that she will try to find out what to do to helpme find a correct diagnosis since I have not been feeling well for a while now.
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Dr. Lau is very thorough and patient.
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She was very informative and has excellent bedside manners.
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I was seen right away and the doctor was very helpful with my problem. I highly recommend Dr. Lau.
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Dr. Lau and her staff were very courteous and made my visit a comfortable experience.
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Dr. Lau was professional, thorough, and easy to talk to. She took the time to ask a lot of questions about my symptoms, answer my questions, and to explain the next steps. Based on my first visit, I would highly recommend her.
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Marvelous doctor ! She is really gentle , kind and a total expert in her field . i am so grateful that I have her as my doctor . Her staff is very helpful and considerate.
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Professional and patient. She broke things down to make sure I fully understood her diagnosis process and the next steps.
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Takes her time and writes down to clearly explain the situation and her thoughts on your reason for visit.
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Dr. Lau is great. Her staff is somewhat incompetent. I was supposed to have a procedure done, and it "slipped their minds" to send in the prescription that I needed ahead of time and to call me to tell me whatI needed to do. They were very unapologetic about this mess-up, even though I'd fasted through to the middle of the day for this three-hour procedure. I'm really disappointed, since I've been dealing with issues that I was hoping she could help me solve.
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Dr. Lau is knowledgeable and a great listener. Very good doctor.
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Dr. Lau was very professional and had a good bedside manner. The staff who assists were very helpful in that answered all my questions and called me afterwards to explain what insurance would pay for.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lau was very clear and thorough and her staff was terrific, detail oriented, and kind. The office was extremely helpful working with my insurance company to find the best plan for going forward.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and knowledgeable doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. was professional, kind and very helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very thorough and thoughtful. Would highly recommend!
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She listened and did not assume
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Overall great appointment. Everyone knows how awful doctors are in NYC, finding a good one is a secret you want to keep yet here I am. She has a funny way of talking through her train of thought which I found comforting.
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Excellent doctor! She answered all of my questions and is very positive about being able to help with my conditions. Went through many doctors that were negative about my conditions and wanted to put me on multiple medications. I’m so happy to have found her! Thanks, ZocDoc :)
More than 1 year ago
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She and her staff are wonderful !!! I highly recommend them . Can't get better !!!! The doctor is kind , thoughtful , personable , thorough, intelligent, and highly skillful . She is a gem !
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I found Dr. Lau very efficient and helpful. She laid out my treatment options in a structured way and my next steps were very clear. However, I did feel pushed to have a colonoscopy , even though I felt it wastoo invasive an operation for my simple symptoms. The office has also been unable to get in touch with my insurance to confirm coverage for a sigmoidoscopy, which I find suspect as its been over a week at this point. Overall a fine experience but not outstanding.
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Very pleased with my visit. Dr. Lau and her staff were friendly and professional.
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Dr. Lau is excellent. I never once felt rushed or pressured through my appointment like I so often feel at other offices. Dr. Lau took the appropriate amount of time needed to assess my concerns, and create a plan for mytreatment. In addition to explaining everything thoroughly she was thoughtful in offering alternate and more affordable ways to treat my symptoms. She was patient, caring, and had a wonderful bedside manner. Her support staff is also great! They were accommodating, warm, and the consummate professionals. I felt as if they truly cared for my treatment, and follow up. A definite recommend!
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Dr. Lau is always very straightforward and helpful. I have seen her for several years and trust her judgment.
More than 1 year ago
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I highly recommend Dr. Lau, she was amazing. The wait time was only 3 stars because my insurance company gave some trouble. Dr. Lau is professional and definitely knows her stuff!
More than 1 year ago
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