Dr. Alfred Chu, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Chu
Telehealth services available

Amarillo Heart Group

1901 Port Ln Amarillo, TX 79106

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(806) 358-4596

Dr. Alfred Chu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Amarillo, TX and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chu has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. 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. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chu to book an appointment.


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Dr. Chu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
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
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Preferred PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
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Options PPO

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Practice Areas

Interventional Cardiology

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 Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Chu performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Chu performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Chu performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

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 Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Murmur
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Heart Murmur more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Heart Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Hypertension more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Hyperlipidemia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Chu's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • 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
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Cord Sampling (PUBS)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Care and Management

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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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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.
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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.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Alfred Chu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Amarillo, TX and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chu has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Cardiac Care than other speci...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

  • Spanish
  • English

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,

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Locations

Amarillo Heart Group

Amarillo Heart Group1901 Port Ln Amarillo, TX 79106
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital

Amarillo, TX

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)

Coon Memorial Hospital

Dalhart, TX

33% Patient experience rating, 36% lower than the national average

Dr Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital

Tucumcari, NM

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

Golden Plains Community Hospital

Borger, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Northwest Texas Healthcare System

Amarillo, TX

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Pampa Regional Medical Center

Pampa, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Swisher Memorial Hospital

Tulia, TX

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average