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: 4.8 OUT OF 5 ( 145 RATINGS & 61 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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4.8 out of 5     145 Ratings     61 Comments

Jun 3, 2022
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Dr. CHU IS AN EXCELLENT PCP. MY ONLY ISSUE IS THAT HE'S DO POPULAR AT TIMES IT'S DIFFICULT TO GET AN APPT SOON. MANY TIMES I'VE HAD TO SEE OTHER DOCTORS. DR. CHU USE TO BE ABLE TO SPEND AMPLE TIME WITH ME. NOW HE'S ON A VERY TIGHT SCHEDULE, UNDERSTANDABLE DUE TO HIS POPULARITY.

May 27, 2022
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Always friendly and know what talking about

May 23, 2022
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Never checks heart, ears, lungs etc. Had to ask them to weigh him. Asked if he would allow them to take his blood pressure otherwise they probably wouldn't have done that. Never reviews his medical history with us. I think a yearly check up should be more thorough. Sits across the room and Never approaches him.

May 23, 2022
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Extremely thorough. Went over all my medications and conditions, answered all my questions and was explained in a way my daughter and I could understand. After summary visit had very detailed explanation and instructions for next steps for all the necessary referrals. The Dr was very patient and kind. He took the time to listen and explain course of action. A complete breath of fresh air. It was very nice to see this level of care and experience. Thank you.

May 17, 2022
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This was the first time I have seen this provider.

May 17, 2022
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Dr.Chu always makes my daughter feel comfortable by the end of the visit (she gets anxious at doctor and dental visits) and we leave with her having a smile on her face. He is kind and has a great bed side manner. He is respectful and treats you like an equal. He isn't condescending and he is understanding about your choices and I really appreciate how much he advocates for young girls getting proper education in regards to puberty and periods. He showed empathy and told a story as to WHY he finds it so important and it really gives me a lot more respect for him. His MA was polite but she seemed rushed, probably due to the lack of support staff after the Mandate. I hope she knows she is doing a good job and that I know she is doing her best. The CSS who helped us (I didn't get her name, she was slight and had dark straight hair to about her shoulders/chest) was extremely nice and smiled the whole time, which was a rare experience of a smiling CSS when I have come in for my daughters well childs (since she was 1 and a half). She was great!

May 4, 2022
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Dr. Chu is amazing! He is extremely informative and I appreciate that. He is quick to take care of my needs.

May 2, 2022
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Everything was great. I had no problems.

Apr 28, 2022
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Dr. Chu was very knowledgeable about my problems. And help fine solutions for them. The office staff was very pleasant and very orderly

Apr 18, 2022
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Very knowledgeable, simplifies his explanation.

Apr 1, 2022
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I felt Dr Chu was a bit outside of his comfort zone with my problem.

Mar 31, 2022
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Dr. Chu has excellent interpersonal skills, is considerate, and compassionate.

Mar 29, 2022
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Dr Chu was very attentive and listened. I am a new patient and liked him very much.

Mar 24, 2022
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Dr Chu is always ready to listen and explain any question my husband and myself may have. He will refer us when needed to a different specialist if needed.

Mar 22, 2022
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Masks are not needed and do little to no good protecting from viruses !

Mar 22, 2022
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Dr. Chu always listens to everything I have to say and answers all my questions and concerns. I am always treated with the highest respect by both the doctor and office staff.

Mar 22, 2022
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Addressed all my concerns, very professional, fast follow up on referrals and follow up appointments

Mar 18, 2022
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Dr Chu listens, and responds to my questions & concerns

Mar 14, 2022
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Dr. Chu was very helpful in explaining the way my medications worked; helped to set my mind at ease as to how I was supposed to take them or how I should be taking them. It was my first visit with him. I had no primary care physician prior to this. Was more thorough than other Drs. I've had at OHSU clinic out of Scappoose, Or.

Mar 11, 2022
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As usual I had a very positive visit and had things explained to me in a very satisfactory manner.

Mar 10, 2022
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Dr.Chu was a goof listener. He did not look at me like I was nuts. He had my best interest at hand.

Mar 8, 2022
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He never been to my heat, ask if I was in pain.

Mar 3, 2022
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Dr Chu is a well-educated, experienced and sociable individual whom I respect and depend on.

Feb 1, 2022
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I have always been treated very well when I've had the need to go to our local clinic.

Jan 27, 2022
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Dr Chu was very personable and friendly. He spent time with me explaining what he was prescribing and how best to address my issue

Jan 24, 2022
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It was not bad experience.

Jan 24, 2022
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Always Professional and informative

Jan 11, 2022
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I truly give Dr Chu a thumbs up for reading my chart and knowing my conditions. This was our first visit.

Jan 10, 2022
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My visit is always good I have no complaints.

Jan 10, 2022
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One of the best general practice doctors I have ever worked with in my years.

Jan 10, 2022
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I started seeing Doc Chu a year ago. I have have had no contact with any doctor for years before that-in the last year I found that Doc Chu cares a lot about my health-he not only listened to my complaints but gives my all the information I need on the things I can't see or feel-he comes down to my level so I can understand what he is talking about-I have learn to trust him with my health-glad he I younger that me so I don't gotta look for another doctor--Also the nurse helper he had in his office was outstanding- good doctor visit

Jan 6, 2022
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Everyone is super friendly and very heloful

Dec 2, 2021
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Dr Chu and the Legacy staff are all helpful and easy to work with. I feel that they really look out for my health.

Nov 16, 2021
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Dr. Chu is personable and competent.

Nov 11, 2021
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Dr Chu is very knowledgeable and time spent with him is quality time. I appreciate his love and knowledge of medical issues.

Nov 11, 2021
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Always goid experience, have recommended to family member and they are seeing this physician also

Nov 2, 2021
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Everyone from coming in - to check in - to taking me to the exam room, to talking with Dr. Chu was great. He is a great dr.

Oct 25, 2021
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Excellent visit very satisfied

Oct 25, 2021
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Good visit and excellent follow up

Oct 18, 2021
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The lab needs some work

Oct 14, 2021
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This was my first visit with Dr. Chu and felt very comfortable with him. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a Dr.

Oct 1, 2021
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I am new to this provider so am unsure about his competence.

Sep 27, 2021
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A regular visit with Dr. Chu is always good.

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.
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