Dr. David Chu, MD, CAc

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56 W. 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10036
41 5th Avenue, Suite 1A, New York, NY, 10003

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Dr. David Chu is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is certified to provide acupuncture as an alternative pain treatment. He is also certified to perform electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Chu completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Chu received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Chu performs peripheral joint injections under ultrasound guidance for various conditions such as osteoarthritis, chronic tendonitis, and bursitis affecting the shoulder, hip, and knee. Acute and Chronic Neck Pain, Back Pain, herniated discs, and pinched nerves are also common conditions that are treated. Treatment under the care of Dr. Chu will involve a focused effort to combine multiple therapies such as physical therapy, therapeutic procedures, and acupuncture to provide maximum effectiveness and success. Dr. Chu specifically limits his acupuncture practice to treat only musculoskeletal conditions. Our facility is a multi-disciplinary practice incorporating Board Certified Physicians in Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Physical Therapy, and Acupuncture to provide our patients with effective and individualized treatment as quickly as possible.

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Very attentive, patient, took time to answer many questions. Helpful with prognosis and thoughtful. Excellent visit.

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Great experience! No wait time and really convenient from my office in midtown. Dr Chu was very informative and has great bed side manner.

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Very knowledgeable and professional. Took time to listen to all my concerns and made sure I understood our plan. Office was nice and clean and staff was very friendly. I will be back for follow up visits

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I have never been seen by a physician with worse bedside manner, and it seems to be the norm in his entire office. I suggest any patient looking for help see someone else.

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Dr Chu was very patient, listened to everything I had to say, did not feel rushed. He was very thorough and made sure I understood everything. Wish I could say the same about some of my previous doctors. Would recommend

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Dr. Chu and his staff were very attentive and friendly... It was my third time seeing him and I was impressed with how much he recalled of my situation and needs. He was very thorough, detailed and extremely professional. But also seemed to genuinely care about my pain and recovery. He gave me his undivided attention, listening to the details of my issues, and had a great balance of being professional yet personable in his diagnosis and recommendations. I'm a HUGE fan!

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Dr Chu and staff are amazing, always professional and gets you in and out which is important when you have to run back to the office. If you are in midtown, definitely an office I would recommend.

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I finally saw Dr Chu after a coworker's recommendation. On arrival, I was greeting by friendly staff and took my seat after paperwork. The waiting area was very clean and I was taken to a room shortly after. I had a busy day so I was glad to see Dr Chu come in so quickly. He was very professional and knowledgeable, he's clearly had a lot of experience. I will be back to see him again and would recommend him to my friends

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Patient, kind & to the point. He knows his stuff & has a great bedside manner

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Dr. Chu was very professional and easy going.

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Got the impression I was an inconvenience for the good doctor. Clearly couldn't wait to get on to the next patient. Won't be going back to David.

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Consultation regarding problems I have with my lower back and right leg. He was very thorough, patient, and communicative. He seems very smart. I liked that he was not aggressive in his recommendations, and he seemed holistic in his approach, which I loved. Highly recommended.

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The doctor is very knowledgeable and professional . He explains thoroughly and very considerate.

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Fantastic care. Dr. Chu was knowledgeable and helped me more than I thought possible before treatment. Thank you!

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So happy I met Dr. Chu today!!! He was ready to sssess me and had a treatment plan ready to roll out.

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I went to Dr. Chu several times and he even treated me for a knee problem (which I still have), but he never knew who I was. You think he could at least review my chart before he came into the room. Everytime I went there he'd ask me the same questions to try to figure out who I was and what I was there for. What a joke!

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Really nice doctor. Wait time first visit was long but otherwise fairly short. He guided me very well per my condition and answered every ques i asked with patience and clarity. Recommended!

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Dr. Chu takes his time to listen to your concerns. You never feel rushed or pushed out the door. He's knowledgeable and conservative with his approach to pain management. The wait time is almost zero. The front person, Jeanette, is a sweetheart.

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Overall, an excellent experience. I was in a great deal of pain and could barely walk when I got to his office yesterday, and I am just amazed that I woke up with practically no pain this morning and am able to walk just fine! Dr. Chu also explained everything thoroughly, and he didn't rush at all. On a side note, he is adorable.

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Dr. Chu was informative and helpful.

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Honest, compassionate, and thorough.

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Dr. Chu is one of the most proactive and genuine doctors I've ever met. Recommend him highly!

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Dr. Chu is a truly great physician. He is backed up by a team of physical therapists and other professionals. I had an MRI done and he went over it with me in detail so that I really understood it. The physical therapy I had done with the group that works in his office help me greatly. I highly recommend him.

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He was great!! Very attentive and took care of my hip perfectly. Will go back again!

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Great experience with Dr. Chi, got my first acupuncture and feel better

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Dr. Chu is great. He seems very genuine and cares about patient's wellbeing.

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Very professional and a clear explanation of the condition.

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I've been looking for a 2nd opinion to help with my current lower back/sciatic pain which has been plaguing me for months. After my last, very disappointing, experience with an orthopedist, I was at a loss of where to go to next. I spent a lot of time looking and reviewing and found Dr. Chu, who received very high marks. And I'm here to add my own. He was very profressional and thorough, asking me questions and taking the time to review the materials I brought to him. He even looked up a past MRI I'd had but didn't have the record for, so he could compare my tests. After reviewing these things, asking me questions and giving me an exam, he plotted out a course of action to help tackle my pain and get me back on track. I'm very hopeful and trust that he will do everything he can to find the root of my issue and address it. Highly recommend!

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Always professional and generally cares about the well being of his patients.

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I scheduled an emergency appointment with Dr. Chu and he provided pain relief the same day. He is thorough, diligent, and straightforward. The office is clean, efficient and conveniently located. Overall, he provided me with all the information I needed and referred me for further care. I highly recommend him.

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Dr. Chu and his team were wonderful to work with! I would recommend to anyone with pain!

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I saw Dr. Mehta - very knowledgeable and thorough, plus very kind!

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Excellent experience. Dr. Chu explained very clearly the issue I was having and laid out a plan for the next few weeks to address it.

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Dr. Chu is amazing. Very professional testing puts your mind at ease!!!!

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Would recommend. Great staff. Everything is extremely clean.

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Dr. Chu is exceptional both in bedside manners, and in diagnosis and treatment planning. I have been back to him for recurring injury and every time he has quickly and efficently helped me to relieve my pain and discomfort.

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Very Good! Professional informative.

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A really great doctor is hard to find especially when you're picking one from here. I have to say, Dr Chu is a grewt doctor. He is patient, honest, and practical. I strongly reccomend him for anyone with pain.

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Dr. Chu is a very professional and experienced doctor. He cares for the patient and thinks on the patient's side. His diagnose was no precise and he provides the right treatment for me on the neck pain which troubled me for decade of years. He is awesome! I will definitely recommend him to every around me who has spine problem.

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