Terence Chu, MD

Primary Care
My Specialties: Family Medicine,
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5     142 Ratings     55 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-St. Helens

500 N. Columbia River Highway, Suite 6
St. Helens, OR 97051
503-397-0471

About Me:

I was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Hillsboro (where my family still lives). I made my rounds around the Hillsboro school district, going at one time or another to Mooberry, Eastwood, Jackson, Evergreen, and Glencoe. I then turned "traitor" and went to college at the University of Washington and got a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, though I did most of my research in paleontology (dinosaurs!) and fell in love with East Asian and Northern European folklore. After college I spent a year at the Oregon National Primate Research Center and then went to medical school at the University of Virginia and decided to stay a bit longer in Virginia for my residency because I knew once I returned to Oregon that no one was going to pry me away again. I chose to go into family medicine because I enjoyed taking care of the full spectrum, from infants or geriatrics and getting to know patients as a person, not just a diagnosis, and how they feel about it, not just how I want to treat them. I also enjoy working the full scope of medicine from head to toe and working with illness as it affects the whole, not just the organ. I also have much experience from residency working around barriers to care such as cost, coverage, and distance for my patients to ensure they get good care. I plan on in my practice in addition to medicine doing small skin lesion removals, large joint injections (knee, shoulder), and gynecological exams, including IUD placement and removal. While in Virginia I was a member of the AAFP as well as the state Medical Society of Virginia and the local Lynchburg Academy of Medicine. I also enjoyed working in the free clinics in Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Orange County, Virginia. Outside of medicine my interests include vertebrate paleontology, folklore, children's literature (something I picked up growing up in my mother's home child care), hiking, long cruises along beautiful scenic roads like Highway 101 and basketball. And while I enjoyed my time in Virginia and would not trade it away, after 7 years away from the Pacific Northwest I am happy to be returning to my home and setting up roots here all over again. Hobbies include: Hiking, Basketball, Sightseeing

Education:
Medical School: University of Virginia Medical Center - Charlottesville, VA
Residency: Lynchburg Family Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle
Year I Started Practice: 2013
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     142 Ratings     55 Comments

Jul 9, 2018
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I appreciate Dr. Chu's knowledge and his clear way of answering my questions.

Jul 6, 2018
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it was all excellent

Jun 22, 2018
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I am very pleased with Dr. Chu and the facility and staff. I have also been very impressed with the surgeon to whom I have been referred for two procedures. My only complaint is that I can't edit this box on my cell phone. It won't allow me to go to the top of the box to check spellings.

Jun 19, 2018
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Great visiting the doctor as always...THANK YOU for all you help

Jun 18, 2018
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Poor system for mentally or disabled or challenged people - medications dispensed improperly in a huge way to me.

Jun 12, 2018
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No problems.

Jun 4, 2018
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always positive and info informative

May 31, 2018
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Dr. Chu is an excellent doctor. After 2+ years with Dr. Chu my health has improved.

May 18, 2018
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Very satisfactory.

May 14, 2018
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Just 2nd time I saw this doctor. So some questions were hard to answer.

May 14, 2018
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Dr Chu is always great. I usually only see him for my yearly physical and to treat my migraines.

May 8, 2018
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No enough time with doctor.

May 7, 2018
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I love Doctor Chu! I feel I can talk about anything and he listens! I hope he's my doctor for a long time.

May 4, 2018
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I love having the St. Helens clinic. I love my doctor and all the staff. They are all very helpful and courteous.

May 3, 2018
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Welcome to medicare visit. Dr. was easy to talk to and to explain what happens during this visit.

Apr 19, 2018
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Everyone in that health center is friendly and on the ball!

Apr 9, 2018
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Dr. Chu impressed me with the feeling that with taking my medications and following his instructions my condition would improve.

Mar 30, 2018
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Dr. Chu is a very competent physician

Mar 27, 2018
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Very happy with the time and information given during the visit.

Mar 19, 2018
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I am very happy to have switched to Legacy and get rid of OHSU. Dr. Chu got the ball rolling on the pain I am having in my arm right away. Thank you Legacy

Mar 12, 2018
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Recently moved to Columbia City from out of state. Dr. Chu was recomended as a personal Doctor. Dr.Chu show an interest in my past medical history. that is comforting.

Feb 27, 2018
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I love Dr. Chu

Feb 26, 2018
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Everyone was very helpful, however, they were unable to find the forms I filled out prior to my visit and I had to fill them out again. I mailed the forms in, which I discovered was not your normal routine.

Feb 15, 2018
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Nathan lives in an adult foster home and I am [name deleted] caregiver. I spoke with Dr. Chu about several concerns that we have. Dr. Chu gave me verbal instructions about [name deleted] medications. When I returned to the foster home his written instructions were not the same as his verbal instructions. We have been on the phone trying to straighten this out. As caregivers we have strict parameters that need to be followed. I explained this to Dr. Chu, I guess it didn't register.

Feb 8, 2018
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Requested visit for worsening sore on foot. Antibiotics ordered and referral for additional foot care given - Podiatrist visit made.

Jan 29, 2018
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it was a very good experience all my concerns were taken care of

Jan 25, 2018
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i have nothing bad and only good things to say of my experience. everyone from from Doc Chu to his nurse and the people at the front desk were kind, help full and put me at ease during my time at his office.

Jan 23, 2018
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Took time and listened to all of my concerns; then developed a plan of action.

Jan 22, 2018
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I feel like I'm with the right doctor. Dr Chu always takes time to explain to me in terms I can understand. I always leave his office with a better understanding of my condition.

Jan 22, 2018
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always a good experience

Dec 26, 2017
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I have COPD. I've been seeing Dr. Chu for 5 yrs. and he has only listened to my breathing once. He does not touch me or use his stethoscope, all he does is sit at the computer and type his opinions and recommend/refer me to specialists. He orders lab tests on EVERY visit, sometimes he does not tell me why tests were ordered or why he is ordering the test. I can not afford all these tests.

Dec 19, 2017
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I have an issue that if I'm 5 minutes late to an appointment and the dr. is running a half hour behind why do you get turned away for the appointment.

Dec 19, 2017
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I would like to share that from the time I walk in to the facility until I leave I feel that I matter to all the staff. I am a very outgoing person and everyone knows that of me and everyone steps up to that level when I arrive. Dr. Chu is hands down the most caring, some times disagreeable spot on M.D. I could ask for. He has yet in 3 years made a decision that hasn't turned out to be in the best interest for my health. I drive [location deleted] miles round trip to see him because I feel the staff and, Dr. Chu's medical choices for me are the best for my well being. I do hope the staff are able to hear this positive set of statements about them.

Dec 12, 2017
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Dr. Chu and the entire Legacy Clinic-St. Helens staff are always great to work with. I couldn't be happier.

Dec 5, 2017
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We love our Drs. Four in our family now go to Dr. Chu.

Nov 20, 2017
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All were good. None were bad.

Nov 7, 2017
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Experiences are very favorable.

Nov 2, 2017
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Excellent office staff, nurses and lab techs. Doctor Chu was excellent and I am glad he is my principal care provider.

Oct 26, 2017
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Really like Dr. Chu.

Oct 23, 2017
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always treated with respect and understanding of my needs

Oct 20, 2017
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new replacement Dr. last one moved to new area..

Oct 16, 2017
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Very satisfied with Dr. Chu. Very friendly and I understood everything he said. I felt very comfortable asking him questions

Oct 16, 2017
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I feel I have made good progress in dealing with my health concerns and needs. Thank you.

Oct 12, 2017
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Very comfortable with new doctor. Good experience.

Oct 10, 2017
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Sometimes Dr. Chu doesn't really listen or act like he cares about my concerns. his attitude sometimes makes me feel uncomfortable.

Oct 4, 2017
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Good

Sep 14, 2017
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I love DR CHU

Sep 11, 2017
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very good. had results back the next morning. I am very pleased. Dr Chue went through everything with me and I feel very pleased. As a widow of [patient age omitted] yrs this helps a lot.

Sep 8, 2017
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I felt my Dr. did not know how to deal with my issues. I am going through a divorce & was very emotionable.. On top of that I have fibromyalgia and I suffer with pain at times so bad all I can do is cry because he won't prescribe any pain medicine even though it is needed. When I had my Rheumatologist she would give me a few to take as needed he won't give me anything.. I understand everything going on with people that are abusing it but that's not fair for us who do need it.. He also was going to prescribe me ibuprofen I can't take it I have been told by specialist after a endoscopy do not take it period. I have damage in esophagus.. I would like to get a new dr & will probably look for one immediately.. When I had Providence I had no problems it was great. Only reason I went here is because it was closer to where I moved to..

Sep 5, 2017
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I appreciate the quick response from this office.

Sep 1, 2017
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If everyone did there jobs you would not need to wast time with a survay

Aug 31, 2017
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Dr. Chu showed interest in knowing about my immediate family situation and how that dynamic plays into my potential health needs. The written summary of my visit that goes into my file and is shared with me provides a good summary at a point in my life, and follow-up actions that I need to take, such as future Dr. appointments, meds, tests, etc.

Aug 29, 2017
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doctor chu is wonderful! he seems to really care! his nurse Kim is also delightful! girls at front desk are always friendly! God bless you all!

Aug 28, 2017
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WE LOVE dR cHU oUR WHOLE FAMILY GOES TO HIM.

Aug 24, 2017
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I like Dr. Chu as a person. He is extremely intelligent and appreciates and respects what his patients have to say for themselves.
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