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About Dr. Kai Zu

Dr. Kai Zu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Mesa, CA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology, Medical Oncology, Hematology & Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Zu has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kai Zu is Great. Dr. Kai Zu has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kai Zu is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Specialties

Dr. Kai Zu has the following 4 specialties

  • Hematology

    A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
    Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
    Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Kai Zu has the following 11 expertise

  • Myeloma
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Chemotherapy
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis C

Dr. Kai Zu has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Kai Zu is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Best Oncologist

Dr. Zu has been treating my cancer for over five years. He is very professional , and his bedside manners are excellent. He is very knowledgeable and has very sound judgment. He is genuinely caring and very compassionate. He patiently answers all my questions and addresses all my concerns. I am very lucky to have him as my Oncologist. I always feel I am in the best hands. He is truly the best Oncologist.

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One Star

My overall experience with Dr. Zu is that he doesn't listen to his patients when they share what they are experiencing during treatment. He has already decided how you will respond to treatment therefore if you tell him anything different he ignores you. He seems to be driven by a super ego. Even when it becomes obvious to the patient and everyone else involved in the patients care that treatment is not working or is causing adverse side effects that will cause irreversible damage he is unwilling to listen to the patient and consider reevaluating the proccess. Even when it becomes painfully obvious that something was not right he showed an unwillingness to acknowledge or accept responsibility. I felt as if his need to be infallable was greater than my overall well being. Whether that was the case really is irrelevent. I should never have felt that way in the first place. His bedside manner is completely lacking.

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Terrible bedside manner

Made me feel that I was wasting his time. Refused to ask his staff to bring in the rest of my records that I brought in from my previous doctor. Acted like I was crazy and wanted him to tell me that something was wrong with me. Would never recommend him. Left several messages for an appointment and until a friend that goes to him called; only then did I get an appointment.

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Superb Doctor

Dr. Zu is the most professional and personal person I have ever met. He takes the time and energy to make sure that all your questions are answered to your satisfaction. I have never left his office without having the fullest confidence that I have the best care.

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Five Stars

Best oncologist

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Shanghai School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Kai Zu accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Sharp Health Plan
    • Sharp Health Blue Choice
    • Sharp Health Gold Value
    • Sharp Health Performance
    • Sharp Health Premier
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Sharp Grossmont Hospital, 5555 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA
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