Dr. Alice Chu, MD

Dr. Alice Chu, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alice Chu, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Clifton, NJ. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

889 Allwood Rd

Clifton, NJ 07012

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 2 More

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  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Chu does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • 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
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Korea University, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

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Dr. Chu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chu to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Chu's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Sheffield, SHF |
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.
Clifton, NJ |
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
in New York |
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
Cliffside Park, NJ |
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.
Clifton, NJ |
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.
in Edgewater, NJ |
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!!)
in Clifton, NJ |
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
in Clifton, NJ |
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.
in Caldwell, NJ |
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. Chu accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Chu has admitting privileges

Saint Mary's Hospital
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Passaic, NJ 07055
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