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Jennifer Y Chu, MD

Hand and Wrist Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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About Jennifer Y Chu, MD

Jennifer Y Chu, MD is fellowship trained and specializes in the hand and upper extremity. She treats sports injuries, arthritis, congenital deformities, nerve compression, and trauma including fractures and injuries to nerves, blood vessels, and tendons. She performs arthroscopy of the wrist, elbow, and shoulder, reconstructive microsurgery, and endoscopic cubital and carpal tunnel release surgeries. Dr. Chu grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. She received both her undergraduate and Master's degrees from Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and distinction in Biological Sciences and English. Dr. Chu attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, where she received a full tuition merit scholarship and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. She completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester in New York and then moved to Pennsylvania for a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot. She is currently a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Outside of work, Dr. Chu enjoys spending time with her husband and children, running, and watching football. 

Dr. Chu has been nominated for the fourth consecutive year for D Magazine's 2021 Best Docs.

Dr. Chu has been selected as a Best Doctor in Collin County 2022 by D Magazine.

D Magazine has named Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic Associates of Dallas the Face of Orthopedics. Read more here.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Uptown
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine (2007)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, U. of Rochester-Charles Lowenstein MD: NY (2012)
  • Fellowship: Hand Surgery, UPMC Hamot Medical Center (2013)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/Surgery of the Hand
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Jennifer Y Chu, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (317) for Jennifer Y Chu, MD

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May 11, 2022
Dr. Chu knew about my condition and explained my options completely so that I could make an informed decision.
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May 11, 2022
Dr Chu is excellent. I recommended her to my daughter who is also her patient.
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May 7, 2022
Although I hold Dr Chu in the highest regard, I am very unhappy with the business practices of BSW.
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May 6, 2022
The doctor and her staff is very helpful all the way through. The doctor and staff answered all my questions
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Apr 28, 2022
Appreciated the concern she showed me with my shoulder issue due to my having metastatic breast cancer and also lymphedema.
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Apr 27, 2022
Professional, knowledgeable and friendly
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Apr 26, 2022
Very professional and efficient. I am very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Chu.
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Apr 26, 2022
First time I met her. I was very pleased.
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Apr 21, 2022
Excellent, friendly, honest and caring medical services provided by Dr Chu and entire office staff
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Apr 19, 2022
Only negative is that Dr. Chu is all business but definitely knows her stuff!
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Apr 19, 2022
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Apr 16, 2022
Very clinical, no "bedside manner".
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Apr 16, 2022
Dr. Chu has always been caring and listens to my concerns.
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Apr 15, 2022
Very good
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Apr 14, 2022
She explained my diagnosis very well and took me thorough each step of choices I have for treatments, along with each possible outcome. Then Allowed me to make decision on how I wanted to proceed.
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Apr 13, 2022
My 1st visit with Dr Chu, she was referred by my PCP whom I trust. The visit was great and we are starting the treatment with a steroid shot and some exercise to do from home and go from there, I am feeling 95% better at this time and I hope I can stay this way because at 73 with an anxiety disorder I do not want any surgeries. Doctor Chu is great!
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Apr 13, 2022
Very informative and courteous
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Apr 11, 2022
It's nice having a doctor who treats you like a "friend" and not just a patient! Thanks, Doc!
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Apr 8, 2022
Very pleased with Dr Chu and staff
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Apr 2, 2022
I was very pleased with the whole experience.
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Apr 2, 2022
No friendly conversation just professional didn't even ask what kind of work I did or how the problem effected me at work
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Apr 1, 2022
Very professional not a waisted vusit.
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Apr 1, 2022
I was very satisfied with the professionalism and knowledge of the doctor and her staff.
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Mar 31, 2022
Dr. Chu is excellent!
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Mar 30, 2022
This is a new MD for me and as all of my Drs I really have the best of luck.
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Mar 29, 2022
She knows her business.
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Mar 29, 2022
She was very thorough and answered all my questions
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Mar 26, 2022
Dr Chu is the best of the ortho doctors. I would feel totally safe having her do surgery on me. Ihave had 2 knee replacements and 2 rotator cuff surgies in 2000 thru 2013. Have lots of experience with ortho doctors. She is my favorite!
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Mar 26, 2022
Dr. Chu examined my e-Rays before she came in the examination room where she had me perform a series of movements to evaluate my mobility and pain level. She then explained the cause of my shoulder pain was arthritas and age. She offered options for progressive treatment depending on pain level and my pain tolerance. Knowing the cause of my pain was very reassuriing. She did not push any specific treatment while we discussed the options, and left the choice up to me. I was very satisfied when I left.
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Mar 25, 2022
Excellent care!!
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Mar 25, 2022
Very brief visit - no complications - in and out in only a few minutes.
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Mar 23, 2022
Dr. Chu was 2 minutes EARLY for my appointment! We went over my choices to solve my problem and quickly and carefully arrived at a solution. Terrific job, Doctor Chu!!
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Mar 22, 2022
Professional, courteous, efficient.
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Mar 18, 2022
Professional. Caring. Listens to issues.
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Mar 18, 2022
Dr. Chu was very informative and did a great job
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Mar 16, 2022
I received excellent care and treatment.
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Mar 16, 2022
The BEST. I had many concerns & questions, Dr. Chu was so patient, friendly and responsive.
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Mar 9, 2022
Dr. Chu was thorough and compassionate about my injury. Will be doing regular follow up visits to be sure I am healing well
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Mar 6, 2022
Dr. Chu and her Assisting Doctor were both extremely efficient. They listened thoroughly and diagnosed quickly. They also treated the problem. Very warm and friendly. I had full confidence In them. They made It a very good experience.
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Mar 5, 2022
Very happy with care.
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Mar 5, 2022
Dr Chu came in explained what my issue. She sprayed the numbing solution on my hand and did not wait until the area was actually numb. She immediately injected the needle which contained the steroid directly into my hand.
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Mar 2, 2022
Very satisfied!
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Mar 2, 2022
Very professional
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Feb 26, 2022
She seems overly concerned about my age when discussing treatment options
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Feb 25, 2022
I appreciate her directness, and honesty in dealing with my problem.
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Feb 18, 2022
Really enjoyed meeting Dr. Chu. If my hand doesn't improve I will definitely go back to see her!
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Feb 17, 2022
She came highly recommended. I was able to see Dr Chu very shortly after my injury and was scheduled with first available surgery date. I felt well informed and felt I was in capable hands.
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Feb 16, 2022
I have seen Dr. Chu for many years. She has performed two operations on me with excellent results. I would strongly recommend Dr. Chu. I think she's great. And my husband has been a patient of Dr. Chu's and he Is very pleased with the results of his surgery.
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Feb 16, 2022
I'm very satisfied with Dr Chu
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Feb 8, 2022
Excellent
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Feb 5, 2022
Dr Chu is a "facts" doctor, not "warm & fuzzy". I know I will receive excellent treatment, so I can handle the "facts-only" interactions.
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Jan 28, 2022
Very thorough and efficient running office. A pleasant experience that took a lot less time than I thought it would.
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Jan 28, 2022
She took the time to listen and explained my options so I understood them and helped me make the best decision for me.
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Jan 25, 2022
Dr. Chu and her staff have provided kind, caring and professional help to me over the past 5+ years. I am confident that all decisions and treatment options presented by Dr. Chu are made with MY best interest as her goal. I am proud to be her patient.
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Jan 25, 2022
Excellent in every way. I'll definitely recommend and refer others.
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Jan 25, 2022
Excellent service
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Jan 22, 2022
Dr. Chu is very helpful in the times I have visited her. I would be surprised to be asked for a referral to a hand specialist but would happily refer if I were. I have no way of knowing if the check in and check out people have washed their hands.
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Jan 21, 2022
Honestly, courteous, and professional
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Jan 21, 2022
Dr Chu was very courteous, professional, friendly and experienced. Spent adequate time assessing and explaining my problem and left me very confident with her assessment, management and followup recommendations.
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Jan 17, 2022
Done efficiently
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Jan 14, 2022
Doctor seem quite proficient in the knowledge of my fingers and what was needed to repair my fingers
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Jan 14, 2022
Very professional. Doctor answered all of my questions.
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Jan 12, 2022
Everything was great
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Jan 11, 2022
This is just my first visit, and the problem is not solved yet, but is hopefully moving towards being healed.
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Jan 9, 2022
Cut and dry - concerns addressed and treatment plan provided
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Jan 7, 2022
Excellent explanation of my situation & expected results
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Jan 5, 2022
Thank you
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Dec 29, 2021
She is caring, very competent, and makes me feel relaxed about my care in her hands.
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Dec 28, 2021
Excellent physician.
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Dec 25, 2021
Professional, spoke clearly for hard of hearing, listened and responded with clarification, wants the best approach for patient.
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Dec 24, 2021
This was much better than any other doctors I have seen since moving here . For most it's a cattle call and they could care less about you . I really liked Dr Chu and the staff there
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Dec 23, 2021
Very little if any wait time for scheduled appointment. Consistently on time.
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Dec 22, 2021
Doctor seemed a bit rushed
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Dec 22, 2021
Very good
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Dec 19, 2021
Dr. Chu is amazing! All the other employees are very nice and helpful.
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Dec 18, 2021
Very knowledgeable. She Sided on a treatment of caution which turned out to be totally the right decision as my shoulder continued to improve better than I expected in the following week and onward.
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Dec 18, 2021
I was treated with respect and concern. I was given options for my treatment and each process was fully explained to me both by the doctor and the scheduler
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Dec 17, 2021
Dr Chu is very concerned about her patients. She always makes sure you understand and lets the patient help decide the course of care
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Dec 14, 2021
Impressed !! Great experience
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Dec 9, 2021
We discussed my options and decided which option to start with
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Dec 9, 2021
Dr Chu has taken care of my spouse and me with various hand and elbow injuries She is always professional and her technique is excellent.
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Dec 9, 2021
Very professional answered all questions and performed treatment.
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Dec 6, 2021
She was very good with explaining questions
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Dec 5, 2021
A great doctor
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Dec 2, 2021
Dr Chu communicated clearly and was supportive throughout the procedure and follow up. I have already recommended her to friends and colleagues.
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Dec 2, 2021
Friendly but fast, but I didn't really have too many questions to ask.
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Dec 2, 2021
Dr Chu was wonderful. She listened and explained everything to me.
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Nov 30, 2021
Very professional and courteous
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