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Dr. Vivian Chou, MD

Pediatric Allergist, Allergist

Professional statement

Dr. Vivian Chou has lived all over the United States and has found Chicago to be her favorite city. She graduated from Stanford University with a BAS in Biology and Music. After working with the AmeriCorps National Service Program in San Francisco for a year, she obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chou completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, and returned to Chicago for a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Rush University Medical Center and Rush Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chou began working in private practice in 2007 and lives in Chicago with her family. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Allergist
  • Pediatric Allergist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Evanston Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Rush University, Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Lee-Wong M, Chou V, Karagic M, Gomez S, Moqattash L, et al. Prevalence of Atopic Disorders in Inner-City Asian Americans and the Predictive Value of Family History. J Aller Ther 2013; 4:127.
  • Lee-Wong M, Chou V, Ogawa Y. Formoterol Fumarate Inhalation Powder versus Albuterol Nebulizer for Treatment of Asthma in the Acute Setting. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008; 110(2): 146-152.
  • Chou V, McClelland S, Resnick DJ, Lee-Wong M. Case Report- Successful Desensitization of an Adult with Type I Hypersensitivity to Imatinib. The Internet Journal of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. Volume 4, Number 2, 2005.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1457573420

Office locations

Illinois Allergy and Asthma Specialists

3000 N Halsted St, Suite 724

Chicago, IL 60657

Illinois Allergy and Asthma Specialists

2500 Ridge Ave, Suite 211-A

Evanston, IL 60201

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Dr. Chou was great! She was very thorough and offered several types of approaches to my allergies, including a netti pot (more holistic, non-pharmaceutical approach) and several nasal prescriptions. She also performed a skin prick test so I now know what I am allergic to! Overall, would highly recommend.
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Thorough, efficient, friendly, relatable, professional
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Dr. Chou is smart, knowledgeable and friendly. She dose a fantastic job communicating with my 12-year-old daughter regarding her severe tree nut allergies. Dr. Chou does a wonderful job empowering my daughter to proactively manage her food allergies without fear or worry.
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she is great! to the point, quick, and very informative
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So nice and helpful!
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Excellent
Less than 1 year ago
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Such awesome doctor! Very smart & super nice made you feel super comfortable I would totally recommend her!
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Dr. Chou actively listened to my concerns. She was very easy to talk to and attentive. She made me feel comfortable. I left feeling very informed. I was most pleased with her follow up after the visit. She got back tome right away with my lab results which I greatly appreciated.
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Dr Chou was attentive and gave me plenty of time to ask questions. Her knowledge base about allergies, viruses and pediatric medicine seems extensive. She gave us great advice on some new things to try and encouraged us to check back in with her soon.
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Dr. Chou was professional, pleasant and so informative. She took the time to speak directly to my 11 year old daughter in a way that my daughter could relate and understand. Dr. Chou encouraged questions and provided significant information(more than anticipated) about our medical condition and ways for parents and kids to get involved in related activism. Dr. Chou is compassionate, relatable and so well-informed. We highly recommend her for severe food allergies and related testing.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Chou is amazing!
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Dr. Chou is great as always!
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Great doctor, she is very honest. I've been going weekly for almost a year and my symptoms have improved; I would highly recommend.
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Dr. Chou is knowledgable, personable and was able to address my issues right away. I would very much recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chou is down to earth and I feel really comfortable in her care.
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She was amazing! Very thorough, professional and friendly.
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Dr. Chou was incredibly friendly and professional. She treated me with patience and I never once felt that I was rushed. We discussed several options for treatment of my allergies and she laid out all the information in an easy-to-understand way. I would highly recommend Dr. Chou!
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Dr. Chou was amazingly thorough. We found out about how to contend with our son's allergy and she walked us through lots of scenarios that made us feel more prepared. She conducted the allergy test immediately and gave us results immediately,as well. She also gave us great resources to learn more. She was fantastic!
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Dr. Chou is caring, smart, and willing to take a bit of time with the patient to personalize a solution. The staff are very nice too.
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We brought our five month old to get allergy tested and Dr. Chou was very helpful in explaining the process and putting us at ease. She was kind and answered all of our questions. We will be going back to her for follow up care.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very informative and broke things down easily for me to understand. Her action plans are great and I feel great in her hands. It's good to have someone look out for your best interest in all areas.
More than 1 year ago
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It was wonderful! Dr. Chou was a referral from a friend and I'm glad I went to her. She was very thorough, kind, attentive and did a really good job at explaining and getting my medical history with allergies. Would definitely go back!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chou's practice is everything I would hope for in a doctor and staff, and then some. It's a pleasure to visit this office. I'm well taken care of, consistently.
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She is very knowledgeable and polite. I would totally recommend Dr. Chou!
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Dr. Chou and her staff are excellent. Consistently they are among the most friendly, perceptive, and results-oriented (good health being the desired result) medical groups in my lifetime as a patient.
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She was kind, polite , professional and seemed knowledgeable . I liked how she was clear about how we were going to approach the problem and how to follow up.
More than 1 year ago
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She's terrific!
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Dr. Chou is by far the best doctor I have seen since I moved here in the US. She has excellent bedside manner and her history taking is very thorough. She is very personable and she would ask you if youhave more questions. I did not feel rushed, everything was explained to me and I felt like I really went to a good doctor after my visit. I would highly recommend her for any of your allergy concerns.
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Dr. Chou was very professional and enthusiastic during the appointment. She answered all of my questions and provided plenty of suggestions.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chou was warm, informative, attentive, and comprehensive in her approach!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Chou was very personable, didn't rush through the appointment, and had plenty of great advice for dealing with my allergies.
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The staff is very pleasant. As a new patient I had to complete paperwork prior to consultation. I had downloaded the forms and completed them prior to the appt. So they were able to take me right away. The Chou listenedto me and took plenty of notes. She asked specific questions about my health. After examining my nose, she suggested a form of treatment to help my sinusitis. She explained this is the first step to addressing my symptoms. She explained the drugs she prescribed and also explained how she could prescribe an antibiotic but did not want to at this time because I have no fever, headache, soreness, etc. She is careful not to overuse antibiotics. I felt comfortable and no question I asked was stupid. It is nice knowing the specifics of a future treatment plan.
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Excellent physician. Very thorough, great bedside manner, listen to my concerns and offered recommendations. I am a RN and would highly recommend this physician to anyone.
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Dr. Chou is very nice and professional. She really made me feel comfortable and explained to me everything that I wanted to know. She has a lot of knowledge about allergies and is truly a good listener. She prescribed me somestuff and I have not sneezed for a week now! She had good bedside manner and it's very understanding and amicable.
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Loved my experience with Dr. Chou. I recently moved to Chicago and needed to start up an allergy shot regimen again which unfortunately meant I also needed to get tested again. Dr. Chou, however, was incredibly helpful and made the processas simple as could be. The testing itself is never fun but she was quick to give me everything I needed to soothe the itching afterward. She was very thorough, and made sure I knew exactly what was going on and what the next steps were. Knowing that I was new to town, she even gave me referrals for a primary care physician.
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One word. GREAT
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I want to thank Dr Chou for the time she took with me to help me with my issue. She was very thorough and an incredibly nice person. I would definitely refer patients to her and will continue to use her services myself.
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Great bedside manner and very knowledgeable. Would definitely go back to see her again.
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Dr. Chou is incredibly smart and is always making sure that my family is on the right meds and treatment for their conditions. She is very thorough with her explanations and leaves no stone unturned. I high recommend her to anyonewho has asthma or any type of allergy. She is the best!
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One of the best doctors I have had!
More than 1 year ago
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Very good at explaining the logic of the treatment and the alternatives available. I felt Dr. Chou really made me understand what the medicines did and the difference between medicines and dosage that can be given.
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I wish all of my Dr's were as attentive at Dr. Chou was! Even when I have a question that can be addressed via phone I receive very quick feedback from her.
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She was confident with a good bedside mannor
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Very thorough....explained everything, very personable...very friendly...highly recommended
More than 1 year ago
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She was very knowledgeable, the staff saw me super fast. I didn't even finish filling out the paperwork before I was taken back.
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Dr. Chou was professional and caring at the same time. She was able to effectively educate our family about food and environmental allergies our children have. I would recommend her to everyone!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chou is professional, caring and did a great job of educating our family about food and environmental allergies. I would HIGHLY recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chou has helped me understand my allergies and triggers better than ever before in my life. I only wish I had been able to be her patient sooner!
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So professional and friendly!
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She was very thorough and went over a variety of options to help. I left with a better understanding of allergies.
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