Dr. Alfred Chu, MD

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Cardiology

Dr. Alfred Chu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Amarillo, TX and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chu has extensive experience in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Interventional Cardiac Procedures. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital and Coon Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alfred Chu, MD

Amarillo Heart Group

1901 Port Ln Amarillo, TX 79106 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Chu is affiliated with Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital Amarillo, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (806) 358-4596.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Chu is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Heart Murmur
Aortic Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Atrial Fibrillation
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Chu is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Hypertension
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
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High
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Interventional Cardiac Procedures

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiac Procedures specialists.

Dr. Chu is experienced in the area of Interventional Cardiac Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

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Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Impella Device
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
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High
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Very High
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Chu is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioversion, Elective
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Dr. Chu's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Cord Sampling (PUBS)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern
  • Wound Care and Management

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(806) 358-4596

Dr. Chu accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Dr. Chu's Reviews

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5.0

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Dr Chu has been my cardiologist for at least 14 years. He’s saved my life and kept me healthy all this time. He’s an excellent doctor and very caring man. He does push statins, which I cannot take, but I am grateful to have him on my team.
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Betty C – Jun 02, 2021
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Literally, Dr. Chu saved my life when I had a massive heart attack even though he was not my doctor. They said were it not for his quick intervention, I would have never survived.
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May 30, 2019
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Several years ago doctors at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS told me I was in good health, and I had anxiety, they told me there was nothing wrong with my heart, arteries, or veins, it was all anxiety. Upon arriving in Amarillo Dr. Chu immediately brought me in to check me out, a few days later Dr. Chu performed two angioplasty on me, he also placed a stent as well. Dr. Chu saved my life, while other doctors told me I had anxiety, I highly recommend Dr. Chu.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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James Jahns in Hereford, TX – Sep 28, 2017
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Dr. Chu is my mother's cardiologist. He is a very competent and capable physician. His care and concern for his patients is immeasurable. I would recommend anyone looking for a great heart doctor to contact his office. He is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
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jerry w. in amarillo, texas – Sep 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alfred Chu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Amarillo, TX and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chu has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1985
Duke University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Duke University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, 1979
  • Fellow American College of Cardiology, 2/5/1990

Media & Publications

  • Over 100 peer reviewed articles and abstracts published,

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alfred Chu, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Alfred Chu, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Alfred Chu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chu frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Interventional Cardiac Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Chu specializes.

Where is Dr. Alfred Chu, MD's office located?

Dr. Chu's office is located at 1901 Port Ln, Amarillo, TX 79106. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Alfred Chu, MD speak?

Dr. Chu speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Amarillo Heart Group

Amarillo Heart Group1901 Port Ln Amarillo, TX 79106
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chu is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital

Amarillo, TX

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Coon Memorial Hospital

Dalhart, TX

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

Golden Plains Community Hospital

Borger, TX

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

Northwest Texas Healthcare System

Amarillo, TX

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

Pampa Regional Medical Center

Pampa, TX

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Swisher Memorial Hospital

Tulia, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average