Dr. Alice Chu, MD

Rheumatology •  Female • Age 63
  
Dr. Chu
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New Life Rheumatology Center

889 Allwood Rd Clifton, NJ 07012

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Dr. Alice Chu, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Clifton, NJ and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chu has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Korea University, College Of Medicine medical school in 1987. She is affiliated with medical facilities Holy Name Medical Center and Saint Joseph's University Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chu to book an appointment.


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She’s the best rheumatologist I had.
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Jul 29, 2020
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The most unprofessional office I’ve ever been to. From scheduling an appt to getting a refill, just a complete disaster. Will never go back.
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Alicia Rodriguez – Mar 23, 2020
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Dr. Chu is amazing. I've been a patient for a very long time. She's all a doctor should be. New medicine mixed with old world medicine and a good listener. The only downfall lately is the Staff. The office manager Evee is the greatest. Now if the rest of the office staff could follow it would be a complete package. They are inconsistent with messages and forget about pharmacy. One day they will be on the other end and will see how it feels. Without the patients they wouldn't have a job.
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Apr 16, 2019
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Worst experience ever! She is not considerate, 0 care for her patients. My mother has been suffering with rheumatoid arthritis. At first visit, Dr Chu did not explain her opinion of her condition, she just gave an injection without even sanitizing with alcohol. Second visit Dr was upset at my father who complained of the Dr's inattentive behavior towards my mom and started yelling at the elderly couple and told them never to come back. Crazy... my faith in humanity has been challenged.
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Chris kim in Hackensack , NJ – Feb 25, 2019
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WARNING!!!!!!!! Stay away from this doctor's office at all cost. I am totally disgusted and shocked at the level of incompetence and disrespectfulness from the staff to the doctor. I will NEVER/EVER go back to this doctor, even if they paid me. Absolutely, no consideration for patients concern and health from the treatments that had more or less adverse side-effects than remedies. Please make sure to absorb this negative comment and spread it to as many people as possible!!!!!!!!
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Hackensack, NJ – Sep 26, 2018
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Was a patient for close to 20 years; like others have said, put up with rude and incompetent staff, ridiculously long waiting times (more than an hour) and overbooking of appointments. Twice waited over an hour and the doctor wasn't even in yet for appointments that started 9:00am and walks in at 10:00am. Not professional at all.
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Wayne, NJ – Sep 12, 2018
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Dr. Chu is a blessing to me. When I first came to see her, I could barely walk. She provides the best care for ALL her patients. I’m lucky to have found her. Thank you Dr. Chu for caring so much to all your patients!
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Grace in Secaucus NJ – Apr 28, 2018
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Incomplete! All she cares about is flashy conferences to bring more money to her pocket! She doesnt listen & flat out told me she couldnt do anything else & said other doctors will not give diagnosis!! I told her i had many complications provided copies of all other doc labs etc & she told me i had to loose weight disgusted & shocked saying my face is so slim. ! I have GI ISSUES?!?!?! I barely eat due to no appetite & have told her how stressful these symptoms among inflammation & joint pain.
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UNION CITY – Apr 04, 2018
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One of the worst clinics, the staff is beyond rude. Always late with everything and never apologises for anything. Keeps putting the blame on her patients and discusses people's sensitive information out in the corridor, where everyone can hear it. I'm happy I found a rheumatolist elsewhere even if it's further from where I live.
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Emma in Sheffield, SHF – Aug 09, 2017
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I like her because she is very knowledgeable and even though she is not from my network and completely out of my area. I have been very patient for years for all the mistakes her staff have done, not to mention that you have to wait for the doctor over an hour past your appointment time. However, her staff is very rude and unprofessional except her PAs and Angel (phlebotomist) who is an angel and very nice guy. All the mistakes they make, they blame the patient. Over and over I saw many patient
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Clifton, NJ – Aug 01, 2017
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One of the worst clinics to treat rheumatism. They charge 1$ per paper copy if you want to get your file. The doctor is ignorant and does not take your concerns into consideration. People avoid this at all cost! They keep pushing contraceptics even if you say that it doesn't work for you. Whenever you want to get an appoinment or request an inquiry on your test results, the doctor is unavailable. There are many places in NY that will work for you. They worsened my condition don't let it happen
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Paul in New York – Jul 31, 2017
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Dr. Chu's Ft Lee office feels like a factory. Overbooks appts so patients wait an hour to see her for 5 mins- and she is strict about those 5 mins. On my last visit, she literally just left the exam room without saying anything so I had no idea that we were done. She doesn't seem to care about her patients or their experience with her. Why force ppl to wait 1 hr in the office just to go over blood test results? Hard for the elderly to wait there for long periods of time. No kindness or respect.
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Cliffside Park, NJ – Jul 27, 2017
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The staff kept my mother waiting for 3 hours the only reason she was called in was because the Dr realized she was there waiting. There was no apology from anyone. She was also hospitalized for becoming anemic and the Dr failed to recognize the tren, treat or recommend she see someone for treatment. The Dr and the office are substandard at best.
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Clifton, NJ – May 17, 2017
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I love Dr Chu!!! Not only did she catch a diagnosis for me, that several doctors had missed, but, she really cares about improving my health. She has also been willing to work with the various insurance companies that I've had in the past two years, (no small feat!). Honestly, the thing I like best about her is that it feels like we are in partnership to improve my health. She respects my concerns and answers my questions thoroughly and is very generous. (And a seriously snazzy dresser!!)
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S.S. in Edgewater, NJ – Apr 21, 2017
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She diagnosed me with Lupus 2 years ago and I haven't seen her since. I have only seen her physician's assistant; Who is very nice, but has done nothing at all to help me. The front desk staff is completely incompetent and rude. I have called four times for them to send me my medical records and they still haven't sent them. This last time I called they told me they couldn't find my chart. Are you serious? I'm there every 4 months and you can't find my chart?? I'm done with this practice
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Lori in Clifton, NJ – Oct 14, 2016
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Alice Chu is a wonderful doctor. She’s truly compassionate, caring and very supportive. She understands her patients and works to ease their pain and suffering. Because she is sympathetic to all aspects of her patients’ needs and care, she is willing to work with her patients on all issues even financial. Alice Chu is a rare gem. A remarkable doctor. I highly recommend her services.
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Sharon C in Clifton, NJ – Aug 30, 2016
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Dr. Chu is a great doctor but my experience with her staff has not been good. For that alone, I will not be returning and switching doctors. I found them not helpful or empathetic to the patient.
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Dr. Alice Chu, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Clifton, NJ and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chu has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in her area. She gradu...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1987
Korea University, College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Psoriatic Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Psoriatic Arthritis more than 100% of their peers

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

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Arthritis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Sjögren's Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Sjögren's Syndrome more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

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Dr. Chu's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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New Life Rheumatology Center

New Life Rheumatology Center889 Allwood Rd Clifton, NJ 07012
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