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About Dr. Robert H Chu
Dr. Robert H Chu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Rockville, MD, with another office in Bethesda, MD. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Medstar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Chu has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert H Chu has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Robert H Chu has the following 13 expertise
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
- Eye Pain
- Corneal Diseases
- Vision Issues
- Refractive Surgical Procedures
- Eye Exam
- Retina Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Lasik Surgery
Dr. Robert H Chu has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Robert H Chu is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Surprised that he gains good reviews. I had seen him in many years ago and found that all of our experiences ware awful. He helped me to check my eye sight in order to wear contact lens. However, he forced me to order contact lens from him and refused to give me the prescription. He only offered to fax the prescription to the store that I want to order the lens.
It's been 2 years since my last visit and first time at the new office, I have to say Dr. Robert Chu is still the nicest doctor and very professional. He was thorough and answered all my questions. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. I thought the new office is very beautiful. They also improved on their frame selections. The optician was very knowledgable and helped me with a beautiful pair of glasses. I highly recommend Dr. Chu.
Sometime around 1984, a well-experienced, well-known ophthalmologist alerted me to the fact that I had developed cataracts in both my eyes and they needed to be removed. Since this condition is a common occurrence in my native county, I did not pay much attention to his advice. I had glasses with a mild prescription, but since I was able to read without them, I used them only to read the very fine print such as the telephone directory listings etc. Later, after more than a decade had passed, my optometrist warned me that my cataracts were very advanced and hardened and that is was risky for me to wait any longer. People known to me also said the exact same thing. But my contention was that if I was able to read as well as write and drive very well even at night without noticing a change in my vision, I should wait until my vision worsened and become blurry, misty and cloudy in order to have surgery. But, a few months ago, I noticed that street names such as avenues and boulevards were kind of blurry and had to get within close range to read them properly. This scared me a great deal. As time went by, I had to sometimes squint in order to read. I realized the only solution was to undergo surgery. I became skeptical and terrified at the mere thought of surgery, and did not have the gumption to have the cataracts removed although I was told it was a minor operation with no pain associated with it. I finally agreed with my family members that if I were to neglect it, it would lead to a very serious problem. Then, finding the best eye surgeon became a very big issue for me because I wanted nothing but the best possible treatment for myself. So, I consulted with an eye surgeon and then went to another for a second opinion. Neither of them were satisfactory to me and wondered if I should entrust the most sensitive and crucial organ in my body my pair of eyes, although they claim to have performed hundreds of cataract surgeries. I decided to consult with yet another surgeon who was recommended by a friend who had the same surgery. I waited and waited searching the web-site often, until I was confident I found the right one, since in my opinion, my vision had not deteriorated considerably. I believe the growth of my cataracts was slow and therefore I had more time to wait. My regular optometrist along with four eye surgeons I had met with had told me I should not postpone the surgery any longer as my cataracts were at a very very advanced stage. Lastly, I mode an appointment with Dr. Robert Chu whose office is located on Executive Boulevard in Rockville. Dr Chus bedside manner was excellent, even to this day. While in his office, I was shown a documentary video as to how the surgical procedure will be performed every step of the way. After answering all my questions and leading me out of his office, Dr. Chu held my hand giving me much needed moral support. He gently patted my hand uttering the reassuring words, Dont worry, everything will be alright. I will take care of you like my own mother. With tears rolling down my face, his gentle voice and soothing words were pacifying to me. Anyway, it took me another two whole months to sift through everything the doctors had told me. What stood out most were the pacifying words of Dr. Chu that kept on ringing in my ears and reiterating in my mind, as well as his excellent credentials. After performing the necessary tests and finding our my lifestyle and hobbies, he knew exactly which lens implant was most suitable for meDr. Chus bedside manner, the manner in which he patiently answered all my questions, his comfortable and spacious office, the courteous and helpful office assistants, his surgical team at the Palisades Surgical Center who worked enthusiastically and caringly during both my cataract operations these are the reasons why I am so glad I chose Dr. Chu who has now become my favorite doctor. I commend and thank Dr. Chu for successfully performing one of the most difficult cataract surgeries in his surgical career. I think of him as a God-send and appreciate the way he took care of me before and after the surgery. I have stated my sincere and honest opinion of Dr. Chu and I highly recommend him to you.
I have had a lot of eye exams in my life and Dr.Robert Chu has by far provided the most detailed exam. The staff was very pleasant to deal with. Excellent care and service that you provided to me.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2018)
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 (2014)
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.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
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Dr. Chu is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
30 Years Experience
New York University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
St Vincents Hospital
Dr. Robert H Chu accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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