Terence Chu
Legacy Health Partners

Terence Chu, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Family Medicine
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 182 RATINGS & 75 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-St. Helens

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     182 Ratings     75 Comments

Sep 10, 2021
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Great visit!!!

Sep 2, 2021
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Doctor talked a blur streak and never gave me a chance to get a word in. Never asked about my concerns

Sep 2, 2021
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Went well

Aug 31, 2021
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Got in exam room very fast.

Aug 27, 2021
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Always have had a good experience.

Aug 27, 2021
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I am very pleased with my provider. I hope he does leave and got somewhere else.i DONT like getting new providers

Aug 20, 2021
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All staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Chu has been my doctor for a couple of years. He is very thorough.

Aug 13, 2021
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It was my very first visit with dr. Chu but I felt comfortable with him and I'm looking forward for him to be my provider

Aug 12, 2021
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Dr. Chu is an excellent doctor. My only issue us that he's become so popular at times it's difficult to see him. Many people I personally know have him as their PCP. I do wish he were more available. I need an appointment asap and I'll likely have to see someone else. I'll find out when I call in the morning.

Aug 12, 2021
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I've recommended Dr. Chu to friends and family

Aug 10, 2021
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It wasn't explained why a blood pressure medication was being removed from my health care plan and why one of my insulin medication was not prescribed also their were more lab tests run than I've ever had with no explanation.

Aug 2, 2021
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Dr. Chu is a very good doctor and straightforward.

Jul 29, 2021
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All went well as usual.

Jul 29, 2021
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Dr. Chu eases my anxiety about my health issues at hand.

Jul 22, 2021
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I liked Dr.Chu because he was kind and throw. He explained there thing. I would recommend him.

Jul 22, 2021
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My visit was positive in all aspects. I appreciated how Dr. Chu explained everything to me so I could understand.

Jul 15, 2021
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Dr Chu is an excellent doc and takes very good care of me.

Jul 9, 2021
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Everyone was very attentive and polite. The atmosphere was very cordial and pleasant. Doctor was very knowledgeable and has an exceptional attitude, fully explaining procedures and medications.

Jul 1, 2021
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First time seeing new provider. Patient in high school.

Jun 29, 2021
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such an amazing doctor who I would tell everyone I know to switch to him.

Jun 22, 2021
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Dr. Chu is intelligent, articulate, and, best of all, has an encyclopedic knowledge of pharmaceuticals. This is a man who knows what he is doing.

Jun 15, 2021
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Legacy staff is always great.

Jun 10, 2021
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He listens to me and advises me..

May 25, 2021
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Dr. Chu was amazing. He listened to my concerns, got my referrals, took in depth history, and didn't make me feel rushed. Unlike providers in the past that always pushed medications, he genuinely seemed to want to get to the bottom of an issue before throwing meds at it. Coming from the health field myself, I greatly appreciated that.

May 21, 2021
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I am happy with Dr. Chu.

May 21, 2021
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it was a routine visit. nothing exceptional about it.

May 18, 2021
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very nice and friendy

May 13, 2021
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Dr Chu was knowledgeable and thorough.

May 7, 2021
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Dr Chu always takes the time needed to listen to and explain items of concern.

May 7, 2021
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Always good

May 6, 2021
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excellent

Apr 20, 2021
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always great to seeDr. Chu. He knowsme and always ask questions! I have referred my sister to himand she referred a friend.

Apr 20, 2021
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I'm listened to & and get the diagnosis, meds, treatments and referrals, as needed

Apr 19, 2021
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St. Helens legacy "great service!"

Apr 13, 2021
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very good

Apr 12, 2021
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I had a great experience

Apr 9, 2021
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it was good

Apr 6, 2021
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Everyone working at St. Helens Legacy Health is ALWAYS very considerate and kind. and always very willing to go the "extra mile" to help me when I need it!

Apr 2, 2021
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Everyone is always very professional. Dr. is very good at explaining in lay terms.

Apr 2, 2021
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everyone is usually happy and smiling. Dr. Chu always takes time to explain everything he's doing or thinking. And always has a really good referral if I need it. I love my legacy family!

Mar 29, 2021
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Dr Chu is very knowledgeable and quite easy to talk to

Mar 25, 2021
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very great experience for me ad a patient

Mar 22, 2021
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I like Dr Chu a lot. He keeps up with current information and always answers my questions.

Mar 22, 2021
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best doc I've had in 20 years

Mar 18, 2021
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Dr. Chu has been an amazing provider for many years. I have recommended him several times to others. He seems interested in his patients and isn't in a hurry. He's super respectful & puts challenging topics at ease with his pleasant demeanor.

Mar 18, 2021
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Dr. Chu provided several possibilities for my condition and laid out a plan to narrow down what it might be caused from. Very thoughtful and clear instructions.

Mar 9, 2021
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I felt like they all cared about my safety and comfort. I move slow and they were very patient with me. I felt respected as I am.

Mar 8, 2021
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I am so thrilled to be able to drive to the appt location within 15 min. This is one of my most important issues. Transporation. Thank you!

Feb 26, 2021
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The doctor explained good healthy steps to take,to be healthier.

Feb 26, 2021
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Dr. Chu took plenty of time to listen to me and explained things very well.

Feb 26, 2021
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Dr. Chu was a good listener and answered all questions thoroughly.

Feb 22, 2021
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Dr Chu provided all the information I the concerns I had with lots of extra info

Feb 19, 2021
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I could not be happier.

Feb 8, 2021
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Dr. Chu is personable and easy to understand. I get the feeling that he really cares about me. Since we have revolving door physicians in St. Helens, I suspect he won't be here for too long, which is way too bad. Most doctors stay here for a few years and then move on.

Jan 28, 2021
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Dr. Chu is always an excellent doctor and his staff helpful.

Jan 25, 2021
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very happy with care

Jan 22, 2021
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I do not expect lab results to be phoned to me. I wait to see the Doc. However, if there was an urgent issue then I would expect to be notified.

Jan 18, 2021
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I feel I'm very fortunate to go to this doctor & clinic.

Jan 14, 2021
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Doctor was very thorough and informative...paid attention and looked the patient in the eye...not the computer as most doctors do in this era of health care...

Jan 11, 2021
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Dr. Chu and I have a very good relationship.

Jan 11, 2021
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always treated with respect

Jan 5, 2021
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I feel that Dr. Chu is one of the finest Doctors i've had because of how relaxed and comfortable I am at my visits. I know Dr. Chu takes good care of me. I've in the past changed Doctors because of the lack of pertinent and timely information about my care. I know of three other people that have the same opinions of Dr. Chu.

Jan 4, 2021
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Well, the time slot available was a bit early for my taste.

Dec 29, 2020
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good

Dec 15, 2020
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I always have good visit with Doctor Chu.

Dec 3, 2020
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Dr Chu ALWAYS explains everything in a way that I can easily understand, He listens to me intently, and shows great respect for me as a person, not just a patient. When I told him I did not have an accurate weight sale to weigh myself daily, He said, "just a minute", left the exam room and returned with a brand new scale and gave it to me! What doctor cares so much for his patients that he does that?? Dr. Chu is the est doctor I have ever had at Legacy St. Helens!

Nov 20, 2020
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Always confident with everyone who works at clinic. I have refused others son-in-law and he now sees Dr. Chu. He is also very happy.

Nov 19, 2020
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everyone at the office were very good to me and got me into the office as quick as possible. Dr Chu always listens to me whenever I have an issue and we try to get it under control the best that we can.

Nov 12, 2020
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Dr. Chu is knowledgeable w/my conditions & co-ordinates with other doctors associated with my conditions.

Nov 9, 2020
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My provider has discussed test results with me, but they are not available on the MyHealth webpage yet. I need these results as soon as they are available, so I can research them, and bring any questions I have with me to my appointments. It is not appropriate to withhold information from me pertaining to my care.

Nov 6, 2020
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Enjoyed our visit with Dr. Chu... he was kind, informative and interactive with my grandson and I. One of the best dr. visits I've ever participated in.

Nov 6, 2020
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Felt like I got answers! And staff really made you feel welcome. I left the clinic with a laugh and a smile on my face. I came a little stressed, but my visit fixed that!

Nov 3, 2020
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Dr. Chu tells you the truth! And will explain in great detail if your doubting.

Nov 2, 2020
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I had a bad rash from Spandex on my back itched bad for over 30 days plus, wet towel helped seen dr. only before he's a good doctor.

Oct 26, 2020
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Everything was good.
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