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About Dr. Tsai C Chao

Dr. Tsai C Chao, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with other offices in Brooklyn, NY and Flushing, NY . He has 50 years of experience. His specialties include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Stonybrook University Hospital. Dr. Chao has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Tsai C Chao is Great. Dr. Tsai C Chao has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Tsai C Chao is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Naturo Medical Healthcare

39 E 20th St Ofc 1
New York, NY 10003
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Suny Downstate Medical Center

450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
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Naturo Medical Health Care

4265 Kissena Blvd Ste LL1
Flushing, NY 11355
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Dr. Tsai C Chao has the following 1 specialty

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nerve Damage
  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Sports Medicine
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Injury
  • Holistic Health
  • Acupuncture
  • Surgery Recovery

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One Star

you need to wait at least 2 hours to see him, and he did not really know what is going on.

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If you have been in continues chronic pain, my family and I would highly recommend a visit with Dr. Chao. We can only say that our pain was relieved after several visits. I was referred by a good friend and I have brought in several family members. The treatment package that they put together really works. Don't be turned away by the cover of the book...go in and experience the contents. Please visit with an open mind, clairty on your health condition, your goal, and respect of cultural differences. If you can do this the end result will be pleasing.

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(correction on the previous post)

On the last line I meant to say... " If you have been experiencing some form of pain, and none of your doctors have been able to figure out what is happening, then go see Dr. Tsai Chao. His staff WILL figure it out!"

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Dr. Tsai Chao and staff are the best in the business!!!

For approximately 2 years I have had pain in my back, and my right shoulder, not to mention that my right thigh would go numb after only walking 4-5 blocks. I went to Montefiore to get checked and they couldn't figure out what was wrong. They even had me go for MRI scans, etc. and still didn't know. I finally went to NYU Hospital of Joint Diseases, where they found I had 3 herniated discs. They tried treating me but nothing worked. I was so fed up, and was about to give up, that I decided to search the web one last time. This is when I found Dr. Tsai Chao and I am so greatfull. I have been going to his 20th Street location for about month. I was first seen by his assistant, Dr. Song, who knew immediately what to do. On the following week I went in and meet their receptionist, Yuki, who I might add was a pleasure to meet. She is friendly, courteous and very professional. She had me start my treatment with Mr. Devesh-Physical Therapist, followed with acupuncture by Mr. James and finally a massage by Mr. Who. What a trio. I would not change them for the world. They are not only professional, and knowledgable, but friendly. In fact, their entire staff are awesome, especially Amy, who is actually the first one I spoke with. She is the one who is responsible for making sure I was able to see Dr. Chao office by constantly calling my insurance for authorization! Thank you Amy! I can honestly say that these sessions have actually work. I am now able to experience some quality of life. If you have been experiencing some form of pain, and none of your doctors have been able to figure out what is happening, then go see Dr. Tsai Chao. His stall WILL figure it out!

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He knows his stuff that can only come from experience...

I been running around from doctors to so called experts to so called recommended specialists for my back pain and NONE explained my problem, explained the possible causes, what I can do about it, what my options are, what types of treatments are available, and more importantly the pure facts about the state of my condition. I needed a straight talking well learned and experienced doctor and Dr. Chao is that. The less glowing aspects pertain to the facility and office waiting period: Be prepare to wait for hours at his office (I had 2 experiences when my office appointment with him was on time--weekdays afternoon are the less busy), that's because he spends as much time with each patient as needed. He does not operate by the clock; patience are not herded through on a 15 minute cycle. I make a whole day trip out of my visits with Dr. Chao: I check-in, assess the waiting period, give them my cell phone number to call when my turn is close and I head out to have lunch or dinner or shop--the office is surrounded by prime eatery and shopping businesses (main office is located on 20th Street between Park Ave. and Broadway/5th Ave.) so plenty of things to do while waiting outside the office. I don't get annoy about the long waiting period anymore as he's taking his time helping someone in need and I make good use of the waiting period with my little excursions. The other less glowing feature is the simple unadorned facility: chairs are not comfortable for me, another reason why I don't wait in the waiting room, and other than the doctor's office/examination room, all the treatment rooms are shared with other patients. Privacy is managed by dividing curtains between patients. It is practical use of space, absolutely no fluff. The setting might be a shocker, even a turn off for westerners; at first my dire need for relief made me stuck it out, now I'm not bothered by the practicality. Focus, focus, getting better is my objective--I'm there to get better, not for the decoration. I've been using Dr. Chao for decades for various conditions. He is a pain specialist, so you don't go to him for a general check up or cancer treatment. You go to him to remedy specific pains and physical conditions. If he can help you with his expertise, he'll take you on; if he cannot not, he'll let you know.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2014, 2013)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Chao is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    50 Years Experience

  • Guangxi Medical University

    Graduated in 1968

  • Suny


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Tsai C Chao accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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