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. 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.

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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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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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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Excellent!

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Very friendly office

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Friendly, approachable, honest, good bedside manor. Highly recommend! Will discourage expensive protocol tthat will have minimal results. Integrity.

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Dr. Chu was very thorough and I didn't feel like I was being rushed at all, like I have at other offices. After diagnosing me, he gave me specifics on what I should be doing at home and answered all my questions. I set up a follow up, but he told me to cancel it if I was feeling 100% better by then, whereas most doctors would probably encourage a patient to come back in anyway for more money. Highly recommended!

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Dr. Chu and staff are AMAZING!!! so Efficent,accommodating and PLESEANT. Dr Chu is knowledgeable and trustworthy. His office is also very clean and professional, the adjoining PT facility is TOP notch. I highly recommend him!

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Dr. Chu and his staff were amazing and I would highly recommend them. I was having extreme lower back pain for 5 days and was so happy when I saw I was able to schedule an appointment with him. He was thorough, knowledgable and understanding. He had a wonderful bedside manner and most importantly relieved the pain that I was having and helped me not just mask the pain but work to find the root cause.

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Dr. Chu spent a lot of time with me to answer my questions and provide information. He was very helpful and transparent in figuring out what was/wasn't covered by my insurance.

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Dr. Chu and his staff are great!! Highly recommend!

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It's been a while since I've gone to a doctor and been treated with as much respect, honesty, and care as I did at Dr. Chu's office. The whole team was fantastic. They called me ahead of time, accommodated an earlier time, checked me in right away, and made all the necessary insurance Calls for me. They explained everything to me and were very very kind and professional. I highly recommend Dr Chu and his office

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Dr. Chu has excellent bedside manner. He was exceptionally informative. I felt like he really listened and gave wonderful suggestions.

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Everyone at the office is simply amazing. Very welcoming in and friendly. The wait time is minimal and the therapy sessions go by quick. They keep you engaged and always make conversation with you. The office is very clean. highly recommend

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I saw Dr. Chu for acupuncture. Great experience. Offices are very nice and clean, reception was friendly as well.

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Dr. Chu was thorough and explained everything clearly. One of the better experiences I've had with a Dr in a long time.

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He is awesome, very respectful, down to earth - takes his job serious and does his best!

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Dr. Chu was great and very professional. I had a knee problem and I coach soccer, so my livelihood depends on having a knee. Needless to say, I was freaking out prior to going in for my appointment. Dr. Chu was flexible and stayed later at the office to see me because I could only go at odd hours. Once I was there, he did a good job of running through all the possible issues with my knee, as well as the different treatment options available to me. I left the office feeling much more relaxed and confident in my recovery. After following Dr. Chu's advice, I am now back to coaching!

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Dr Chu is an amazing doctor! Extremely proactive and really listens, a rarity in a time when most others seem rushed or simply going through the motions. I recommend him highly!

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Great Doctor!

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Absolutely loved my experience. Dr Chu was incredibly patient and knowledgeable on my issue. I went in for knee pain and it only took him a short period of time to determine what the problem was, and explained it very thoroughly, along with all of my options, which I appreciate. He let me make the choice on how I wanted to proceed to treat my condition, based on his suggested options. I'm going back for physical therapy and so happy I found this office!

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I cannot recommend Dr Chu highly enough! He truly cares about you and spends time to thoroughly diagnose your ailment. The staff at his practice were extremely helpful and friendly.

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The first two times I saw Dr Chu I was optimistic about his ability and the prognosis he gave me for recurring hip pain that he said was from overuse at the gym. He gave me two steroid shots over two weeks and said I should be back to normal shortly there after. I wasn't. I had to push him to do more because the pain was never going away completely. I had to fight him on it. Finally he sent me for an MRI which he told me looked ok. Again I had to fight and argue with him to make him understand the pain is persisting and his prognosis is not working out. He kept telling me in another week it would be better but it never got any better. Finally I got him to admit that his prognosis was wrong. Then he kept telling me what to do differently next time to avoid an injury like this but he wasn't addressing how to get this one to finally heal. I had to keep telling him "stop talking about the future and focus on fixing this one because you're not telling me anything about how to get this one to heal!" Then he just said "well you'll need to see a hip surgeon then." He just seemed oblivious to the concept that he needs to heal the current ailment not spend all the time talking about how to exercise in the future to avoid injury. That doesn't help me get this pain to go away. He just looked at me like I was annoying him. Yet there I sat in pain everyday trying to get an answer how to heal it. I also mentioned my insurance doesn't cover specialist visits and he kept trying to tell me what's what but I know my insurance doesn't. I asked because me made me schedule an office visit just to tell me the mri was ok. I had to take time off work for him to tell me he had nothing to tell me! And I will be paying for it too. He claimed this was not true and he would have someone in the office explain the billing to me and he walked out of the office. Then nothing. I went to the front desk and that person he mentioned was out for lunch. To date a week later I still haven't received a phone call, email, nothing. Last thing, Dr Chu told me I need orthotics inserts and this may help some of my issues. Then he never did anything. He said they will check the cost. They didn't. I sit here now with no orthotics. It's like he completely forgot he talked and Reccomended to me that we get them made.

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