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About Dr. Emily Y Chu
Dr. Emily Y Chu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. She has 12 years of experience. Her specialties include Dermatopathology and Dermatology. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Chu has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Emily Y Chu has the following 2 specialties
A dermatopathologist is an expert in both dermatology and pathology. They specialize in diseases related to the skin, but where a dermatologist would examine a potentially-cancerous mole by looking at it, a dermatopathologist would examine your skin cells in a lab, more like a pathologist.
Beyond just skin cancer, dermatopathologists also study a wide range of skin conditions, including everything from warts, moles, spider veins and herpes, to dermatitis, rashes, vitiligo and other conditions related to skin discoloration.
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
- Skin Biopsy
- Actinic Keratosis
- Tuberous Sclerosis
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Skin Cancer
- Marfan Syndrome
- Basal Cell
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I found it hard to believe such a good doctor has no reviews on here! She is both an MD and Ph.D with the best dermatology department in the world -- literally. She has been helping my mother with a disease called lichen planus, a very difficult disease to deal with, which mom's primary was not able to handle. Dr. Chu is "right on" with the number of times she needs to see you and how often, proven when mom temporarily regressed when she had to postpone her appointment with Dr. Chu. (Try not to delay your visits too long) .Dr. Chu really worries about her patients -- I could see worry in her face when my mom told her about one of the more disturbing symptoms she was having. Dr. Chu was especially concerned because mom was having imaging done by her local hospital for the particular symptom, not by U of Penn, so she called mom's primary, who would be receiving the original reports of the imaging results, to talk more in depth about mom's symptom and the imaging. We travel almost an hour to U of PA in center city, Philadelphia, because we don't think there is any dermatologist nearly as good in our area of Bucks/Eastern Montgomery county. If Dr. Chu does not handle my own issues of psoriasis and do yearly skin cancer checks I will trust anyone she refers me to. (Doctors at University of Pennsylvania not only have special interests but sub-specialize, which is wonderful.)
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Chu is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
12 Years Experience
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2006
Dr. Emily Y Chu accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- QualCare HMO
- QualCare PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsHospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
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