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Biography

Biography

Born in Taiwan, Dr. Liu was educated in the Midwest since the age of eleven. Dr. Liu's goal is to provide personalized medical care to his patients and help them enjoy more full and healthy lives. He also enjoys developing long term relationships with his patients so that he can better serve their medical needs.

Dr. Liu is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Rheumatology at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Liu has been involved in several charitable medical trips to Tijuana, Mexico. When he is not busy seeing patients, Dr. Liu enjoys playing tennis, gardening and photography.

Medical School
  • Loyola University of Chicago- Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
Internship
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Residency
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Fellowship
  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Languages
  • English

Locations

Providence Family Medical Center Redondo Beach
520 N. Prospect Avenue
Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 376-8816
(310) 374-2806

Specialties

Specialties
  • Rheumatology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Arthritis

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Care 1st HMO Blue Cross
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicare
  • Molina Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • Tricare PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

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Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.5 out of 5 (178 Ratings, 72 Comments)

90

12/27/2017
Always have to wait somewhat of a long time. Why should a patient's appointment time be at a time when the Provider Doctor is not on the premises. Makes for a longer wait time until the Doctor arrives at the office!
100

12/27/2017
Dr. Liu and his staff are extremely kind and caring. [...] I would recommend him and his staff to anyone who suffers from Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
100

12/13/2017
My experiences have always been good. Dr. Liu is an excellent physician.
70

12/13/2017
Each time I come to Dr Liu for my appointment I always have to wait for AT LEAST 1 hour before I get to see him.
90

11/22/2017
Wait time is too long in the waiting area and exam room, sometimes an hour! Dr Liu has too many patients
90

11/13/2017
Referred to this Doctor by my Primary Care Provider [...]. Called immediately and first appointment was [...] 6 weeks wait!
90

11/08/2017
i was not able to get an appointment for about two months. i was kept waiting for an hour and a half for my appointment. Although when I did see Dr. Liu he spent a lot of time with me.
100

11/05/2017
Dr. Liu and the staff have always been great! Whatever I need, they are there for me on the phone or online w/MyChart.
80

10/25/2017
even with an appointment, the wait time is too long
80

10/23/2017
I am very satisfied with my provider. Dr. Liu was understanding and knowledgeable. However, the reception team from the answering service to the front desk in the office was absolutely horrible! In fact, I recently called to connect with my doctor regarding a serious problem. I simply had a question and wanted advice from my doctor and they refused to allow me to ask the question or make an appointment despite the fact that I have a long term illness that is being triggered by another situation that has occurred. I needed medical advice and they denied me altogether. As of today, I have suffered everyday and unable to speak with the doctor who is treating me for my condition. I am disappointed with the service. I was left with no answers. The young lady would not connect with me a supervisor. She left me on hold for 10 minutes. Later she connected me with someone who did not hear my question or concern and brushed me off. I love my provider. Not so much can be said for the staff who is responsible for answer in the phones.
90

10/19/2017
always treated with respect and courtesy. He takes his time to do his job
80

10/12/2017
office is chilly! doctor spends too much time on CPU versus checking my RA issues or status.
100

10/09/2017
Extremely knowledgeable
100

10/05/2017
Dr. Liu was professional and friendly. It was my first visit; I felt very welcome.
90

10/05/2017
My visits to Dr. W. Liu before were v. good attention - but this last - unfortunately for me - didn't - Some nurse call him to see other person, in the time he was listen my needs, and when he came back - give me poor attention - was in hurry..
50

10/04/2017
The wait for appointment was too long.
90

10/02/2017
very nice, just had to wait a long time to be seen
100

09/26/2017
special person. The best.
100

09/26/2017
Doctor Liu and his staff are great.
70

09/13/2017
There is always a long wait to see Dr Liu. The appointment before this visit I waited 45 minutes before the nurse called me into the room. She apologized and said it would be about another hour before the doctor would see me. I opted to leave and reschedule.
100

08/23/2017
Dr. Liu is my rheumatologist and because I have four chronic pain ailments that I see him for, I have to say he is so informative, extremely compassionate and always respectable with me.
100

08/16/2017
i've seen Dr. William blue for years I think he is an excellent care provider, compassionate, caring, thorough. I highly recommend him. He is excellent.
90

08/14/2017
Dr Liu has too many patients, his wait time is over one hour
90

08/09/2017
Dr. Liu is usually very busy but seems toalways have time for my needs. He always has time for my concerns whether they are new concerns or repeat of in going problems.
90

07/28/2017
Sometimes the wait time is close to 1 hr. Dr. Liu is a very thorough doctor who listens to your needs and is sympathetic to your pain.
90

07/26/2017
I always experience at least an hour delay an appointment time, however Dr Liu never rushes during an appointment and gives you all the attention you need. I am thankful for this doctor
90

07/19/2017
from the front desk through out the visit I was treat with Respect and Kindness
50

07/10/2017
primary care physician is very good
100

07/05/2017
great doctor. knows his stuff
90

06/22/2017
your doctor, and specialist are very good, but is a little difficult to make an appointment with them.
90

06/20/2017
Wait in care area excessive; should speed up.
60

06/19/2017
I waited 1 1/2 hours to see the Dr. I asked he staff the wait time when I arrived and they said 15 minutes. I would have left if it was 1 1/2 hours. The Dr was nice but very eager to prescribe quite a few drugs to a new patient that he does not know any background information. I wanted to discuss other options. Taking 4 prescription meds is not an option for me. I do not react well.
40

06/10/2017
On day of 1st appt. Dr Liu ordered 11 xrays and it took 2-3 months to get a follow up appt. He sent me something on MyChart, but obviously hadn't really looked at my Xrays because when i came in for follow up appt. we spoke about a potential hip replacement which he should have noticed the possible need for when he responded initially. it appears he is a great doctor, but is too over worked.
100

06/01/2017
Dr. Liu is the best.
100

05/31/2017
Dr. Liu has been my primary care doctor for many years - I have confidence in his guidance.
100

05/30/2017
I felt comfortable with Dr. Liu, his demeanor was very pleasant and I felt at ease which is usually not the case when at the doctors. Dr. Liu discussed and entered quite a bit of information regarding his examination into my records, I feel very good about this appointment. [...], his assistant very efficient and personable.
100

05/24/2017
Long wait time
100

05/17/2017
The only thing, long time for getting the appointment.
100

05/17/2017
the doctor was a caring person.
100

05/17/2017
It is always a pleasure to visit with Dr. Liu. He is genuinely concerned with my health and explains things in an understandable manner.
100

05/15/2017
good experiences
100

05/02/2017
He takes time to listen.
80

04/26/2017
doctor very good, take time to exam and talk about my pain and my medication.
90

04/26/2017
He saw me with an appointment made the same day. Thanks. Very good.
100

04/22/2017
Doctor William Liu and his staff are the best. I drive to Redondo Beach from Napa and to see him.
100

04/20/2017
I have only good experiences with my care providers I recommend them to anyone I meet.
70

04/19/2017
Would have liked more time to discuss new medications the doctor ordered for me - possible lower doses, high incidence of specific side effects in general population to look out for; and when to call the doctor
100

04/06/2017
I always have good experience from Dr. Lui he is the best doctor I have , he explains everything , it's worth waiting for him at the doctors office because he see to it that everybody is given a thorough check up, I will definitely recommend him to my friends n relatives!
0

04/05/2017
He was nice dr. but very scattered and all over the place. I got my test result not by receiving a call but checked my chart and when asked a question about my result & Dr. Lui never got back instead I found out hers on vaccination & dr.
90

04/05/2017
I like the Dr. and his staff. Very Professional but VERY BUSY
100

04/05/2017
Dr. Liu has always impressed me as knowledgeable and professional
100

03/23/2017
I love my dr. office I come from Carona CA to see my drs.
100

03/07/2017
Dr. Liu has been my doctor (specialist) for decades & he & his office staff have taken very good care of my every need. They make sure I get medications & specific tests, whenever he orders them & results are emailed directly to me. Modern technology makes test results & answers to questions very attainable to us via email which is nice & convenient. Keeps me the patient, closely connected to Dr. Liu & his staff all the time.
100

03/06/2017
very caring ,concerned helpful
100

03/06/2017
long wait time but worth it.
100

02/12/2017
I have great rapport with Dr. Wm. Liu.
100

02/08/2017
No bad experience.
90

02/08/2017
Waiting time was very minimal, prompt tests/results. Pleasant staff
90

02/07/2017
understands my RA conditions.computer s/w is too complicated for office visit;doctor spends too much time inputting data and not enough time checking me out ..
70

01/26/2017
It was good.
70

01/20/2017
I was kept waiting in exam room for more than an hour. But he showed me x-rays, discussed treatment options for future, discussed shoes. He seemed to be over-extended in number of patients in practice.
100

01/12/2017
Provider is doing everything possible to find solution to my diagnosis, which is rare.
80

01/06/2017
Usually too long of a wait time to see provider!
100

12/31/2016
Dr.Liu is a very good provider. He listens to my concerns and takes the necessary time with me.
100

12/28/2016
I was able to get a same day appointment. Dr Liu gave me a cortisone shot. I've never felt so good. Solved all my pain problems. great doctor!!!!
100

12/22/2016
Dr. Liu is always prepared. He answers all my questions.
100

12/19/2016
care was good [...]
100

12/14/2016
This is a great office. Dr Liu is a wonderful and caring doctor.
60

12/07/2016
I have a hearing problem, for which i wear hearing aids. My hearing problem creates difficulties in understanding Dr. Liu's accent. He's patient and compliant when I ask he repeat something.
100

12/02/2016
I love all my provident providers they are all excellent doctors I would not switch them for anybody else and I commute from Corona to San Pedro and to Redondo Beach to see my doctors I would not change it for anything
90

11/30/2016
I usually see Dr. Liu every 3 months because I have an ongoing condition that needs to be monitored by a specialist. I make my next follow up appts for the following months before I leave his office or I may not be able to get them as scheduled. His patient load is very heavy, but he always finds time to talk & discuss any problems I am having at that particular appt. It is difficult to be seen by him if I need attention in between my regular visits. He does answer questions via email on the computer in between visits if I need assistance on a timely basis, or if I need medications refilled. Even if it's difficult to get in to see him in between my regular scheduled visits, I would not trade him or some of his staff for another physician just for convenience. He & his staff are very attentive & comforting when you need it the most.
90

11/21/2016
waiting time to see a doctor. too long.