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 & 68 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     68 Comments

Oct 28, 2022
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Had a great experience

Oct 28, 2022
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Always a great experience

Oct 27, 2022
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Chu a great doctor

Oct 21, 2022
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All good

Oct 21, 2022
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As usual he made me feel comfortable.

Oct 18, 2022
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I always have a good experience at the office. The staff as well as the doctor always make me feel as if they really care about my well being.

Oct 17, 2022
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Dr. Chu is probably the best primary doc I have had...he is down to earth, candid, easy to talk to, and very responsive to both issues I raise or have forgotten...he is a great partner to work regarding my health...

Oct 4, 2022
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Terry is the man. M/A's could be more diligent on the proper B/P technique.

Oct 4, 2022
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The staff was friendly, polite, and competent.

Oct 3, 2022
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Good.

Sep 29, 2022
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Dr. Chu is amazing. He always listens to what we have to say and then addresses every issue in a way both myself and my son with tourette's can understand. He is professional and a perfect fit for my family. We are very thankful for Dr. Chu!

Sep 22, 2022
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Everyone at this clinic has always been top notch

Sep 20, 2022
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I feel great satisfaction and knowledgeable after visit

Sep 9, 2022
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Can't get a a appointment to see your doctor for 6 to 8 weeks. Ridiculous!!!!!!!!

Sep 9, 2022
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Dr. Chu is great, very relatable.

Sep 2, 2022
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I recommend to family member and that person is now a patient, and very happy with Dr Chu

Aug 22, 2022
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Dr. Chu is great at answering questions in a way you understand. I feel very comfortable around him, knowing he has my best interest. He also lightens the room.

Aug 8, 2022
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Visit was good. It took a long time to get an appointment, which was a bit disappointing.

Aug 8, 2022
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I love the way I'm listened to. I have a great medical team from my receptionist to my Doctor!

Aug 5, 2022
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It was a routine annual check-up. Nothing special. Some of the lab results from the blood sample were sent to me the next day--which is amazingly fast. Luckily, so far I haven't needed much in the way of medical attention. Me and my doctor are trying to stay on top of things so we can catch anything serious quickly

Aug 2, 2022
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My visits are always a great experience. I like all the staff.

Aug 1, 2022
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Finally someone that understands

Jul 29, 2022
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The nurses are great, very pleasant.

Jul 26, 2022
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I didn't feel rushed through my appointment, Dr Chu took extra time to explain all of my cont

Jul 18, 2022
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Great

Jul 12, 2022
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So busy that sometimes it is hard to get an appointment

Jul 11, 2022
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Having to wear silly mask in the waiting etc. Is a joke. Masks do not stop viruses or germs. It is a way to demean people and keep them in a state of fear where they are easy to manipulate and control them.

Jul 11, 2022
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All good with reception and medical staff and doc...pleasant, informative, and helpful complete with a plan for the next few months...this visit was 2 weeks after heart attack which required installing 2 stints... Doc was very helpful answering all the f/up questions from that day in the hospital...cudos!

Jun 30, 2022
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Dr Chu and his assistant are the most caring and knowledgeable medical Personnel available and would and have recommended them to my entire family, six sisters a brother, kids and grandkids all have been informed of these fantastic personable team members taking care of my physical and mental conditions. I greatly appreciated Dr Chu's attentiveness to my needs and complex situation.

Jun 28, 2022
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It takes a month or longer to get an appointment with your own Doctor

Jun 27, 2022
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I've been going to this clinic for many years and I have to say in those years no one has ever been rude or inconsiderate they are amazing people that are very kind and always smiling that's why I keep going back and my doctor is very very thorough with my health and I really appreciate that that means a lot to me so to me he is an excellent physician.

Jun 14, 2022
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Could have cared less attitude. I appreciate the clinic convenience.

Jun 9, 2022
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Everything was easy and quick.

Jun 9, 2022
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Dr Chu is VERY knowledgeable and it's easy to understand his explanations. He doesn't talk down to people.

Jun 3, 2022
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Always look forward to visits with Dr. Chu! Thanks.

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.
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