Terence Chu, MD

Not accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Family Medicine


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

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

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

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  May 23, 2024
I have been waiting months for my appointment. Dr.Chu was wonderful! I was so excited to read my list to him of all my issues. One by one he and I went thru them and discussed a plan of action. I really think he's going to help me have a better quality of life.

  May 14, 2024
No bad experience

  May 13, 2024
I couldn't be more satisfied with my healthcare.

  May 13, 2024
You need more Doctors, he needs some one to keep minutes of the visit

  Apr 1, 2024
Dr Chu knows my health strengths and weaknesses and adjusts my meds as a result. Because of him, my blood work has improved more than I ever thought it could. Cholesterol down, A1C down, etc.

  Mar 28, 2024
None, he was very good and professional.

  Mar 28, 2024
Dr Chu is the best.

  Mar 22, 2024
Dr Chu and his staff are great and easy to talk to

  Mar 19, 2024
Dr Chu always takes the time to explain what he thinks we need to do to address my healthcare needs. And he likes input from me to insure I understand the direction we are aiming for. He also communicates with my neurologist to make sure any meds prescribed to me are compatible with my anti-seizure meds and stays on course with her healthcare plans. Very caring and puts me at ease knowing that I have a team looking out for the best possible comfort level considering my high maintenance needs. Looking forward to the future and sleep better knowing Dr Chu and the whole team at Legacy St Helens has my back.

  Mar 11, 2024
Dr. Chu is my primary care doctor and I love him! He is always very caring and listens to what I have to say about whatever may be going on with me at the time. He is very genuine and takes care of all of my healthcare needs. He's the absolute best!!

  Feb 29, 2024
All my visits to these clinic are always good and I'm treated always respectfully and expediently

  Feb 12, 2024
He is the most incredible family doctor I've ever encountered. When he walks into the room he wants to know what my concerns are and if I've seen the results of my blood work. We address my concerns, at a very normal pace and in a way that I can actually understand. I can have trouble concentrating for a couple of reasons and have caught him politely pausing at times when I'm having that trouble. I like that he's patient enough to do that. I know he has other people to see. The last part of the exam is when he tells me what is good about the blood work and what might be troubling and offers Solutions and finally asked me what steps I prefer. I really appreciate that I'm included in that final step.

  Feb 9, 2024

  Feb 8, 2024
DR. CHU is an excellent doctor.

  Jan 12, 2024
Not certain St Helens clinic is accepting new patients at this time. I feel lucky that I got in with Dr Chu. Never feel rushed, he seems very knowledgeable about all concerns and listens and responds to any questions or concerns.

  Dec 27, 2023
Like most visits, time ifs of the essence, always short on time and feel rushed..segue from that and I feel talked over. But that is in response to lack of time and he has very little time to talk AND listen. So he has to say what he needs to say but leaves not a lot of time for reply or response..again a time issue more than a personality or lack of bedside manner.

  Dec 21, 2023
I had an appointment for a plugged earBetween the time I made the appointment and seeing the doctor I got a sore throat. Which I mentioned to receptionist when I arrived. She was ok with that, the nurse told me in the future if I'm sick not to come in. Well what do I do if I'm sick ? Google ???? My primary didn't seem very happy I was sick either. I didn't get much of a suggestion on either my ear or sore throat of what I could do for relief other than what I was already doing at home without a doctor. Thank you very little I guess I did miss an appointment a couple weeks before due my elderly mother being in the hospital late the night before my early morning appointmentSorry

  Dec 19, 2023
Everyone was very kind.

  Dec 14, 2023
I was feeling a little down when I first went in but after my visit my mental status was very much improved with all the positive vibes and care I was given. Thank you and Merry Christmas to all.

  Dec 7, 2023
Listens to what I need

  Dec 5, 2023
Dr. Chu is very wonderful to have as my Dr. His entire team & staff do a great job all the time

  Nov 30, 2023
First time appointment with Dr. Chu. Recommended by a family friend. Very understanding to my medical needs. Ordered labs that my last provider should have been doing every 3 months for my condition (but previous provider hasn't for over 9 months - Providence). Listened to my specific needs and concerns.

  Nov 21, 2023
The staff and Dr. Chu are always great. I have no complaints.

  Nov 17, 2023
Dr. Chu was on time, listened to all my concerns, and answered all my questions.

  Nov 14, 2023
I really like Dr Chu He's easy to talk to and is very kind and knowledgeable. He is very good at explaining things.

  Nov 13, 2023
None ... All went swimmingly

  Nov 3, 2023
Very good

  Nov 2, 2023
I always have good quality care

  Oct 24, 2023
Always good

  Oct 24, 2023
He was friendly and thorough.

  Oct 6, 2023
Dr. Chu always listens to our concerns/problems and helps us in any way he can. I am very happy with Dr. Chu and have the upmost respect for him.

  Oct 2, 2023
The staff was friendly and helpful. I have no complaints. The wait time was acceptable.

  Sep 29, 2023
Dr Chu is awesome!

  Sep 19, 2023
I feel my medical team are working together to give me the best treatment.

  Aug 29, 2023
Felt provide had very good concern for my health and well-being.

  Aug 25, 2023
I was able to see my Dr. Because of a canceled appointment. Normally it takes too long to get in. Perhaps you can leave an hour a day available to be able to see patients with urgent needs or to be able to bring in those from the waiting list.

  Aug 7, 2023
I have always been treated well at this clinic.

  Jul 28, 2023
Dr. Chu is by far the best provider I have had. He takes the time to listen to my needs and issues and has the perfect solution. I feel very comfortable with Dr chu

  Jul 28, 2023
Realizing I had trouble walking, due to Parkinson's & previous surgeries, they provided a wheelchair & took the time to push me to my next location in the building, for tests, that were done quickly & painless. Excellent care.

  Jul 27, 2023
I was asked by doc to call and get a mental health appt but when I called I got an answering machine saying "we'll call you right back" and two days later still no call back!

  Jul 25, 2023
No concerns

  Jul 25, 2023
Best doctor ever

  Jul 24, 2023
Always a healthy helpfully positive time

  Jul 18, 2023
Very good

  Jul 18, 2023
Looking for a better fit

  Jul 13, 2023
Couldn't ask for a better Doctor.

  Jul 11, 2023
Always a great visit, I have referred all of my local family and friends to this office and provider. Very happy with my experiences here.

  Jul 3, 2023
Dr Chu is and has always been concerned about my health and gives directions on how to better my life.

  Jun 27, 2023
Never had a bad experience

  Jun 20, 2023
My Dr. Always has a listening ear to hear what I have to say

  Jun 19, 2023
Very pleased with urgency of needing specialist to see me & following up with medication and treatment.