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Dr. Robert Chu, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Chu is a board certified ophthalmologist, medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical correction of eye diseases. He has extensive training and experience in all aspects of ophthalmology, from the latest microsurgical techniques and laser treatments to routine examinations for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dr. Chu is also the Medical Director of Palisades Eye Surgery Center, the premier eye surgery center in Montgomery County. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Beth Israel Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811997117

Office locations

Washington Eye Consultants

6333 Executive Blvd.

Rockville, MD 20852

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I had a great visit with Dr. Chu. His explanation of the various eye exam results was clear and easy to understand. He and his staff make great use of the latest technology—particularly the machine that can photograph your retina without the eye drops that dilate your pupils.
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Dr. Chu and the whole staff were informative and kind, as always.
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Dr. Chu is reliable.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Chu's for several years. His level of service has been consistently excellent - professional, friendly. Highly recommended!
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Dr Chu is very experienced and patient with the questions!
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I was seen quickly and a all staff were very courteous.
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I have been a patient for a few years, and Dr. Chu treated my mother. He is a skilled doctor, but the practice is overbooked and wait times are long. The costs of medications, glasses and treatments patients pay doesn't seemto be a consideration for this practice. Maybe because it's in Bethesda, and most of the patients are wealthy?
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He was the best by far I have ever seen and Ive had a "million of 'em" His bedside / chairside manner rated 10 stars, he was patient with me as scared as I was and he had all the confidencein the world that he could help me It has been a year - but Im still trying to save up for my (reasoalble) co-pay(I live alone with no help) - it is more then I can afford but hopefully i will be able to afford it soon, and enjoy full sight again, someday before too long. Pray for me everyone! Use this doc no matter what you think of the Office Staff. I believe the way they were bickering and arguing is actually acceptable for the culture! (we all have out ways) I wasted 2.5 years at the Wilmer Eye Clinic at johns hopkins, boy what a waste of time, not to mention the 30plus years of my very own "family" opth. negative nellie! Thumbs Up! Dr, Chu!
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Very pleasant office staff and nice doctor who took time to explain what he saw during exam. Highly recommend.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Chu's for years -- wonderful office staff, doctor and facilities!
Less than 1 year ago
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My only concern was that I was unaware of a more easily accessible parking area for reaching the second floor offices. Once I made it to the office, the staff was professional, the equipment was more up-to-date than I was usedto seeing, and the doctor was personable and explained my options clearly and with a very supportive tone. There are doctors you feel lucky to have found when you needed them most. Dr. Chu may well be that specialist for this patient.
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Dr. Chu was great very detailed! Daniel his assistant was great he did all the tests for the doctor and was extremely helpful with all my questions as concerns. Front desk could have been more friendly when checking in.
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The doctor was great and very patient with my questions. I did have to wait for almost an hour in order to be seen. Not sure if it was because this was my first visit with them, so the front deskasked me to fill out a bunch of questions. But overall I appreciated Dr. Chu's treatment and expertise.
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Dr. Chu is personable, professional and knowledgeable. His office staff is friendly and very efficeint. I highly recommend Dr. Chu. He'll be doing my cataract surgery soon.
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Dr. Chu is very patient to listen to the eye issues I’ve experienced this past week. He took time to explain the cause and answered all my concerns. He assured me nothing was serious and reminded me to take eye drops because I have dry eyes.
Less than 1 year ago
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Staff is very pleasant and Dr. Chu is very thorough and professional.
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Was not able to be with parent for visit. Tried to communicate by phone. Did that with dentist office went very well. Not so much with your office.
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Clear explanation of diagnosis and treatment plan
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Excellent visit. Extremely friendly and capable staff. Complete review and discussion with Doctor. Highly recommend.
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He was very kind and informative about my cataract situation. I liked him and will go back to have the procedure done.
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Great eye doctor! I highly recommend.
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I thought he did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend
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Friendly service, enjoyable experience.
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I believe he will help me with my condition.
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Dr. Chu and his staff truly care about my eye health. They are also respectful of my time. Their investment in state-of-the-art technology assures me that they're sincerely interested in delivering expert service for my eyes, my glasses, and my contact lenses.
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Very impressed with professionalism and quality of consultation and services provided. This is a first class operation and I am now a very happy patient!
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I felt assured that the office used the very best of technologies and techniques to do a full health and refractive assessment of my eyes. I have enjoyed the professionalism of Dr. Chu for many years and have never been disappointed with him or his technical support staff.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chu is an amazing and very intelligent doctor. He was able to figure some things out for me that others have missed for years. I would highly recommend him!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Chu is excellent!
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Dr. Chu has state of the art equipment and a knowledgeable staff to assist him. I have been a patient of his for several years and he always thoroughly reviews the health of my eyes in connection with my overall medicalhistory and current concerns. He was also my (now deceased) mom's eye dr and uses her history to assist in addressing possible future concerns for me. He has my highest recommendation.
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I found Dr. Chu about 3 years ago, and I am completely comfortable with his style and expertise. He seems to have plenty of good machines, and is up on the latest technology.
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I enjoyed my visit and will be returning to this office.
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Dr.Chu is a great professional whom I would definitely recommend to other patients. He answered all my questions and explained what I needed to know. The office staff is very friendly and highly professional as well. The wait time was just 10 minutes. I would definitely go back.
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excellent! latest technology, great staff and Dr.
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Dr. Chu is very pleasant and has excellent bedside manner. He asks questions about my recurring eye issues and is very knowledgeable about my particular problem. I rarely wait long to be seen. I will continue to see Dr. Chu for eye care.
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Excellent clinician who is able to explain my medical situation in a way that is very easy to understand.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor Robert Chu is an amazing professional. His knowledge and competency are unparalleled. I highly recommend him.
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Very efficient and courteous staff. Was seen on time with no delay between staff examinations /tests and Dr Chu coming into see me. Dr Chu was very knowledgable and experienced, listened to all my concerns, and addressed each one. I feltvery good about the visit. Furthermore, and a big plus for me, the office was versed in billing medical insurance for appts, not just vision coverage which I do not have.
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Very nice office and everyone was very helpful. The only downside was that I was left waiting for 20 minutes for someone to take measurements of my new contacts and ensure they fit correctly in my eyes. All in all, thewait times, both before and during the appointment, could have been better, but everyone was extremely knowledgeable and I definitely be going back in a year.
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I was very please with my visit today with Dr Chu he was very professional as was all his staff. I would fully recommend him.
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Outstanding
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Very good doctor
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Terrific experience!
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The entire office and staff were very professional that I felt I was in great hands and care. Dr Chu spent time explaining and going over his diagnosis and I felt comfortable with his expert advice.
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Friendly, fast and very helpful.
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Dr. Chu is wonderful. I've seen him since I was a child and he's always been so nice and personable!
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I thought that the very busy office was handled so well and efficiently by the staff and the doctor. I didn't feel like the doctor was in a rush to answer any questions and the people that he has therehelping him like Daniel are really very very nice and informative and competent. I will definitely have Dr. Chu as my main eye doctor, he's really good.
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Dr. Chu and all of his staff are very professional, cordial, efficient, and expert at their jobs.
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Waiting for a set of pictures as agreed.
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I was seen very quickly and all the staff were professional, friendly, and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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