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    124 Ratings    51 Comments

Where I see patients

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Legacy Medical Group-St. Helens

475 S. Columbia River Highway, Suite 100
St. Helens, OR 97051-1201
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:
Residency: Lynchburg Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Virginia Medical Center - Charlottesville, VA
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     124 Ratings     51 Comments

Apr 28, 2020
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Provider took more time than I expected to cover my issues.

Mar 19, 2020
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dr. Chu listened to my comments and was very good at explaining everything. Good at telling me what he was doing and why he was prescribing the medication

Mar 17, 2020
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It was my first regular visit as I am a transfer from being a 40 year patient of Kaiser Permenante.

Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. Chu takes my social, family, and physical wellbeing into account all as a part of my total health. This is truly ad by myself and my family.

Mar 12, 2020
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This was our first visit with Dr Chu. We were very impressed with him and the treatment we received at the clinic as a whole.

Mar 9, 2020
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Dr. Chu is my kind of physician. He is thorough, explains things well, is truly concerned about my well-being, and teaches me about myself every time I visit with him.

Feb 24, 2020
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Very nice doctor, very friendly, took good care of my visit.

Feb 20, 2020
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Was very pleasant with all the people I had contact with on first time my visit.

Feb 11, 2020
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4 month to get appointment.

Feb 10, 2020
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Always have a good visit. Very helpful as soon as I walk in the door.

Jan 24, 2020
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highest degree of professionalism and knowledge by Dr Chu and all MA and clerk staffexcellent care

Jan 20, 2020
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Dr Chu never rushes me. I appreciate him very much.

Jan 17, 2020
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Dr. Chu was a good listener to my concerns and gave easy to understand and helpful answers to all questions.

Jan 10, 2020
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Dr. Chu's bedside manner, listening skills, and note taking accuracy and consistency are exemplary. His use of analogies to help clearly understand the issues is much appreciated.

Jan 9, 2020
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I was impressed by Dr Chu's nurse--she is very good

Dec 31, 2019
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Treated very well by this provider and all staff involved in my care.

Dec 30, 2019
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I feel that Medicare is making my medical decisions for treatments for Dr. Chu.

Dec 20, 2019
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Dr Chu is great

Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Chu is the best!

Dec 9, 2019
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Dr asked lots of questions questions

Dec 3, 2019
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good

Dec 2, 2019
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I could not be happier with Dr. Chu, I feel that I'm well taken care of.

Nov 25, 2019
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Dr.Chu is one of the best doctors i have ever has. He is caring empathetic. listens carefully and explained in plain language any tests or procedures that were needed.. A fantastic doctor!!

Nov 15, 2019
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All good.

Nov 14, 2019
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I have had issues with the treatment by Dr Chu, I what filled out a form to change Dr's on my visit on [date removed] but this visit went so flawlessly that I had the receptionist destroy the form. This visit was very pleasant and Dr Chu was very patient and genuinely seemed concerned about me. He went into great detail about all the results from my lab work and x-rays. I wwas very satisfied and happy when I left his office.

Nov 7, 2019
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always have a good visit

Nov 5, 2019
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DR Chu addressed my health concerns and then reviewed several other tests I hadn't yet scheduled and made sure I had the opportunity to schedule them. This is UNLIKE past providers who simply said the recommended standard tests were not necessary. Thank you Dr Chu!

Oct 24, 2019
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Explanation can get over lengthy preventing time for follow-up questions.

Oct 21, 2019
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It was a good experience I felt very comfortable with Dr. Chu he was verySmart and thorough

Oct 17, 2019
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always good, no complaints

Oct 10, 2019
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Dr Chu is awesome and shows great concern for my overall health.

Oct 10, 2019
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I have already recomended Dr. Chu to a couple of friends. Dr. Chu always seems to take an interest in me and my medical HX. He let"s you know He's interested and cares about "my health". I am fortunate to have Dr Chu as my personal Dr..

Sep 20, 2019
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was not very helpful for me to understand my condition and came across with a little defensive attitude when asked direct questions

Sep 19, 2019
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I like Dr. Chu very much. I was happy I could get in so fast. The clinic definitely want to help and please.

Sep 16, 2019
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Chu. Bedside manner is VERY important to me and his is excellent! I'm glad I got him as my new PCP.

Sep 16, 2019
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I have been a client of Dr Chu for about 10 years. He is a great doc, I love him.

Sep 12, 2019
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Dr Chu is very good

Sep 6, 2019
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Best dr. ever. He explains things thoroughly.

Aug 27, 2019
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Very satisfied

Aug 6, 2019
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very professional

Jul 26, 2019
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New office is nice too. Great staff and Dr Chu really is wonderful and very smart.

Jul 25, 2019
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This started as a get to know hou 1st visit but with my medical issues, Dr. Chu took control and directed needed care and referrals. I am very happy to have him accept me as his patient. [:~}

Jul 16, 2019
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Visit was "new patient." Dr. Chu was extremely thorough and I never felt rushed. Lab work was ordered and follow up will be on next appt. [date removed].

Jul 12, 2019
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Dr T. Chu, was very patient, knowledgeable and approachable with my health concerns. He was unable to address all the issues on my list of concerns, but stated that at the beginning of the appointment. He covered thoroughly the concerns he was able to get through. My only disappointment was that when we touched briefly on my [removed to protect privacy] he didn't prescribe the appropriate medication for this condition. I have brought up this long standing disorder multiple times in the three years I have been a client at this Legacy clinic. I was very happy to be able to get put under Dr Chu's care, but I definitely want the issue of excessive sweating treated now, I have suffered needlessly for many many years with this condition [detail removed to protect privacy].

Jul 11, 2019
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Dr. Chu seemed to understand the limitations of my transportation and finances.

Jul 11, 2019
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Dr. Chu and Legacy staff have always been very professional and helpful. Dr. Chu listens and explains information to me in a way that is easy to understand and how it effects the rest of my health.

Jul 9, 2019
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only one vist so far. but l really like Dr. Chu. Looking forward to get the best medical advise or treatment I can.

Jul 1, 2019
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Found no horizon bar in bathroom. Me being wheelchair - I could not use restroom.

Jul 1, 2019
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a very good visit today with doctor chu

Jun 24, 2019
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state of the art new Legacy facility at St Helens ORoverall one of best healthcare experiences I have had. very confident in care staff

Jun 17, 2019
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my first visit with Dr. Chu..............I like him!! I think he will be a great doctor for me!!
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