Dr. Allen Chu, MD

Dr. Allen Chu, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(114)
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Dr. Allen Chu, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Read his story

18220 State Highway 249 Ste 240

Houston, TX 77070

Contact Information

(281) 469-8600

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trigeminal Neuralgia
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Chu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chu "Dr. Chu has five board certifications in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine and sleep medicine. He also has advanced training as neuroscientist with in-depth knowledge of the nervous system and its role in your overall health. Dr. Chu and everyone on our team bring you the full benefit of our extensive expertise, always with the compassion and personal attention that you deserve. Board-Certified: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Board-Certified: Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Board-Certified: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine Board Certified: Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Board Certified: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship: Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital Advance Elective Training: Sleep Medicine and Electrophysiology, Duke University Medical Center Residency: Neurology, Duke University Medical Center; Internal Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City PhD: Neuroscience, University of Iowa MD: Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan"

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chu "When you know you're in excellent hands, with people who really care, you can relax and focus on your recovery. Here at the Houston Neurology & Sleep Diagnostic Center, you have a team of professionals with the credentials and dedication you can feel great about. Our founder, Allen Chu, MD, PhD, sets the standard for all we do here."
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Kaohsiung Medical University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Kaohsiung Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Kaohsiung Medical University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Iowa
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • et al. (1998). Migratory Leptomeningeal inflammation with relapsing polychondritis. Neurology.,
  • (1992). Cellular specific pathology alters probable cortico-autonomic efferents in Alzheimer's disease, Soc. Neurosci. Abs. 18, 735.,
  • (1993). Orbitofrontal pathology in Alzheimer's disease, Soc. Neurosci. Abs. 19, 190.,
  • (1994). How reliable are occipital asymmetry measurements? Neuropsychologia, 32 (12) 1503-15 13.,
  • (1997). The autonomic-related cortex: pathology in Alzheimer's disease. Cerebral Cortex, 7:86-95.,
  • (1991). Intrasubject correlation of occipital asymmetry measurements based on CT and MIRI, Soc. Neurosci. Abs. 17, 867.,
  • (1994) Impaired autonomic responses to emotionally significant stimuli in Alzheimer's disease. Soc. Neurosci. Abs. 20:1006.,
  • (1998). How rapid are the rapid eye movements. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Abs.,
  • (1990). Soc. for Neurol. Abs. Taiwan.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Member
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Member
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Member
  • American Epilepsy Society, Member
  • Society for Neuroscience, Member

Dr. Chu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chu to family and friends
4.2
based on 114 total reviews (50 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (114)

  • 5
    (89)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (19)

Dr. Chu's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (50)

in Katy, TX |
12/19/17 We recently visited Dr. Chu for a follow-up visit at his new location. He is as sharp, thorough and polite as he was a year ago. He's the only doctor we have outside of the Katy area because of the quality of service he provides.
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in Houston, TX |
After having my first seizure episode, a close physician friend of ours recommended Dr. Chu. Dr. Chu took care of me and eased my mind throughout the process. Three months later, I am proud to say that I have been seizure-free and in good health. I highly recommend Dr. Chu!
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in Montgomery, TX |
Dr Chu is the best. Very talented. He is patient, kind, and in no way hurries you, his diagnosis, or treatment. His staff is wonderful....friendly and efficient.
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I was referred to Dr. Chu to find out why I was still having pain after carpel tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery. Dr. Chu discovered through EMG that my nerves were not released during my previous surgery. So the cause of my ongoing pain was discovered. His bedside manner is awesome. I recommend...more
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in Houston, TX |
Dr. Chu very professional explains the visit in clear lay man terms to understand. This is one of the most plesant experience our family encountered. Rate Dr. Chu and his staff a 10 "PLUS" .
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Dr. Chu accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
    American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Chu has admitting privileges

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital
17200 St Lukes Way
The Woodlands, TX 77384
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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
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Houston Northwest Medical Center
710 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77090
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Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
9250 Pinecroft Dr
Shenandoah, TX 77380
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