Terence Chu, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Family Medicine


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Emanuel Medical Center

Where I see patients

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:  4.8 out of 5.0

  May 4, 2023
I know it probably seems like I'm exaggerating but I'm not. Dr Chu is the best doctor I've ever had. He seems to understand my babbling and doesn't seem to speak doctor ease at all. As soon as he walks in the door I'm at ease. He listens to everything and explains perfectly.

  Apr 24, 2023
Very happy with Dr. to and the team!

  Apr 20, 2023
Dr.Chu always listens and easy to talk too.

  Apr 10, 2023
Wonderful clinic a d physician

  Apr 6, 2023
Dr.Chu is amazing. I really appreciate how welcoming and friendly he is, while also being respectful and he actually listens. I feel like I can be open with discussing my child's care with him without him dismissing what I or my child has to say. He is very personable. The MA who helped us was also friendly. She seemed a bit shy/quiet at first but was really great with my daughter and took all her silly antics with laughter and grace. I really liked that she also made it a relatable moment when mentioning her own children as well. It was very endearing and I liked how personable it made her. Thank you!

  Apr 6, 2023
I talked to 2 ladies at the front desk and both were very friendly and helpful.

  Apr 4, 2023
When talking with this provider I asked questions about a new symptoms I was told that the provider could not discuss new medical issues and that he was bound by insurance and company policies that this visit was for a physical only nothing else and could be discussed. He stated look at it as a business modle not medicine modle

  Apr 3, 2023
I have recommended him to a close friend

  Mar 23, 2023
Was a f/up visit, but had other issues to discuss after reviewing blood tests results... My bad, Dr. Did not get my email with my list of issues --sent the day before which was his day off... My feet have been dry and flaky now for 3 months...saw NP at the clinic who was not very helpful/prescribed lotion that has not done much good...when mentioned to doc and asked if he would like to see, he said it wasn't necessary and recommended another over the counter lotion...thought this was a little too casual for the visit and my expressed concern...2ndly also mentioned stuffy head and ears that only open when nosed plugged and blow out...seems to pop or loosen passage ways... Briefly discussed and suggested I take a antihistemine...no ear exam was offered ... So have had very good service until this visit... Maybe this appointment was NOT paid for or intended to examine other health concerns...as it was a f/up on my blood levels and previous pre-diabetic blood testing levels...

  Mar 17, 2023
My appointment was changed because Dr had a meeting and assistant told me she would work me in. I'm having a second back surgery in two wks and wanted to share complications because of back dr. The primary care dr stopped me, said I'm sharing appt time with someone else so if not real urgent we need to move on! I had went thinking I was getting yearly ck up and I was so surprised. I Felt like I had done something wrong. Wish he would've listened. All my other appts have been good.

  Mar 14, 2023
Excellent. Dr. Chu is an excellent doctor and takes his time to listen carefully though he is a very popular doctor. I appreciate this very much!

  Mar 13, 2023
The provider was very good. The CSS staff is often underrated for the job they do. To perform this job with the myriad job duties required while constantly being evaluated for their speed at thoroughness all the while keeping a smile on their faces & politeness in their interactions is no easy feat! Their pay is definitely not commensurate with the skill involved to be successful. I think company management should try their jobs.

  Mar 10, 2023
I have only seen him once so I don't know much about him just yet. He seemed to know a lot about my history and concerned about by health in general.

  Mar 2, 2023
Dr Chu is awesome.

  Feb 21, 2023
My visits with the provider are always good.

  Feb 20, 2023
Dr. Terence Chu is a very helpful & considerate physician. I'm most fortunate to have him on my team. The staff is great all the time.

  Feb 13, 2023
Never had any bad experiences, The best doctor I have ever had.

  Feb 13, 2023
Very pleased with the care I am given.

  Jan 19, 2023
I like the convenience of the office. The staff and doctor are always nice and friendly. There's never a long wait and doctor makes me feel like he really cares about my medical problems.

  Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Chu has always been so helpful. He was my husband's doctor before his passing. So we've had enough visits to know how awesome he is. Always explaining everything we need or needed to know and understand.

  Jan 13, 2023
I came in and had 5 problems I needed to ask Dr. Chu about, I told the nurse about the issues and then Dr. Chu came in, checked one of them and then sent me home. I'm frustrated that most of the problems I went there to ask the doctor about I was never even given a chance to talk to him about.

  Jan 3, 2023
The office lady was a little short with me, the other lady ignored me.

  Dec 29, 2022
Excellent patient skills. Inspires confidence in his ability to provide the best care available.

  Dec 20, 2022
Did not seem to care about what I had to say about my eye problems only blood pressure problem and and did not get out of his chair for anything but to look at his computer and talk about blood pressure pills and why.? Then gets up and leaves without any physical contact whatsoever

  Dec 13, 2022
It was short and quicka

  Dec 9, 2022
Some times I had a hard time getting to talk to someone in my doctor's office. The person I talked to was not to me. I believe staffing was short at that time.

  Dec 8, 2022
I've recommended Dr Chu to several people. He is very thorough and informed and he listens to patients. He Is also NOT a pill-pusher and explains the effects of the few Rx's that I do take. I've been seeing him for many years.

  Dec 2, 2022
Unable 2 get lab work done after Dr visit as lab was short staffed

  Nov 11, 2022
This was my new patient visit. It's nice to have clinic, lab and imaging all in one space. Everyone was pleasant and professional. Dr. Chu was knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. Overall experience was great. Thank you.

  Nov 11, 2022
We both love Dr Chu. He's informed, knowledgeable, he listens and give good advice and treatment

  Nov 11, 2022
I think Dr Chu is an exceptional doctor

  Nov 8, 2022
Dr. Chu is always great about listening and explaining everything.

  Oct 28, 2022
Had a great experience

  Oct 28, 2022
Always a great experience

  Oct 27, 2022
Chu a great doctor

  Oct 21, 2022
All good

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

  Oct 18, 2022
The dr. & staff provide a good visit, care, concern, attitude, etc.

  Oct 18, 2022
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
Dr. Chu is an attentive listener and very common sense in his approach to any relevant condition.

  Oct 17, 2022
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
Terry is the man. M/A's could be more diligent on the proper B/P technique.

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

  Oct 3, 2022

  Sep 29, 2022
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
Everyone at this clinic has always been top notch

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

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

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

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

  Aug 22, 2022
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
Visit was good. It took a long time to get an appointment, which was a bit disappointing.

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

  Aug 5, 2022
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
My visits are always a great experience. I like all the staff.

  Aug 1, 2022
Finally someone that understands

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

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

  Jul 18, 2022

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

  Jul 11, 2022
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
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
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
It takes a month or longer to get an appointment with your own Doctor

  Jun 27, 2022
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
Could have cared less attitude. I appreciate the clinic convenience.

  Jun 9, 2022
Everything was easy and quick.

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

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

  Jun 3, 2022