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Dr. Allen Chu, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Chu

Houston Neurology and Sleep Diagnostic Center

18220 State Highway 249 Ste 240 Houston, TX 77070

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Dr. Allen Chu, MD is a neurology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University in 1986 and specializes in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and more.


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(281) 469-8600

Dr. Chu accepts the following insurance:

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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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HealthSmart
Humana
MultiPlan
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PacifiCare Health Systems
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Chu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Gait Abnormality more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Chu's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • 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

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1998
Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Iowa
1987
Kaohsiung Medical University
Internship Hospital
1986
Kaohsiung Medical University
Medical School
Kaohsiung Medical University
Undergraduate School
1998
1998
1994
1987
1986

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Awards

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.,

Memberships & 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 to recommend Dr. Chu

4.2

Based on 140 reviews

5 Stars
76.42857142857143%
(107)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.285714285714286%
(6)
1 Star
17.142857142857142%
(24)

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Very thorough. He and his staff help me onto the exam table from my wheelchair. Concisely explained test results to me.
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I saw this Doctor in April 2019. I had to pay my Medicare copay before leaving the office. When I checked my Medicare Explanation of Benefits I found they had overcharged me. I keep calling they keep switching me to "someone who handles the billing" however they are never there and I keep leaving messages but no one has ever gotten back to me. I call up explain the problem but whoever answers refuses to discuss it or do anything except transfer me to an extension that no one ever answers. Today is 6/26/2019, the service was on 4/22/2019, over two months, I keep calling nothing happens. I have to wonder if they are doing this to make a few extra bucks, exactly what else will they be willing to do to me to make a few extra bucks? I do not Trust this Doctor, I do not feel he will do what is in my best interest, but instead will do anything that will make him more money. I will NEVER go to this Doctor again.
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Ive been going to Dr Chu for two years relating to Sleep Apnea. It has been a very frustrating experience. Calls are never returned and are never answered. Appointments are made without regard to whether or not you have a current referral. Had to pay visit out of my pocket because the referral from my PCP was not current. Most Doctors will check the referral and let you know if it needs updating. Im not sure of Dr Chu's medical abilities but he is a terrible manager of his office.
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Didn't even feel the pokes from the needles on the EMG of arms, neck and hands!!! That's unbelievable!! Dr. Chu listened and didn't blow me off telling you it's all anxiety like past doctors have. Great doctor!!
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I have been to see Dr. Chu on several visits now & have been more than pleased with his services. He is always very thorough & explains what he is testing when he is performing his evaluations. He has a ginuwine interest in his patient's health & recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Chu for his knowledge & interest in every individual patient.
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I've been seeing Dr. Chu for years and wouldn't see anyone else. Sometimes i wait extraordinary amounts of times in the waiting room but once i see him he puts me first. I imagine that may beer why he runs late sometimes. When he talks to me it is all about me and answering my questions. No matter how many. He and his staff have a very good way of making you feel so important and that they want the best treatment for you. Thank you Dr. Chu and staff (Darlene especially)
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Read the wrong test results. The first time he was looking at them was in the office with me and they were somebody else's. Never answers phone, nurses never return calls. Ordered tests that were not covered my my insurance because they weren't necessary
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He is great , needs a new staff
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Dr. Chu is the best!!! He is talented, kind, and patient. He never rushes you and always takes the time to answer all of your questions. He is complete in his diagnosis and makes sure you understand. I always feel like I am the only patient he has that day. His staff is excellent. From the front desk to the examination rooms they are friendly, efficient, and professional. A special thanks to Marla....a great nurse.
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Dr Chu diagnosed my trigeminal neuralga 20 years ago and began treating me with carbatrol. Over the years the medication had to be adjusted to higher and higher doses (peaking at 1800 mg/d). Three years ago he recommended gamma knife procedure and 2 months after I was pain free! I continued on the medication, gradually reducing the dosage to zero after 2 years. I continue to be pain free 6 months after discontining the medication. I will be forever grateful for the care Dr. Chlu provided.
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AMAZING!!!
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Dr. Chu his self is a great doctor, I had no complaints there. If it wasn't for his front desk person Jesica and him, I would have left this practice 6 months prior to when I did. Don't waste your time going to this office if you want any kind of follow up. It took me from 10/17 to 2/18 just to get the results of my sleep study, When RX's were needed had to make appts, even though was told I didn't need to be seen for a year. 18 voice messages left and not one response. Phones don't work?????
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The doctor is knowledgeable and knows what he's doing but dealing with the back office is unpleasant. They do not follow through on orders, they don't return calls and the patient is left to the wind unless you are very persistent.
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Very knowledgeable Dr, with great bedside manners. Although I spent most of the time with his medical assistant, Dr Chu would personally perform the EMG tests and comment on results. Backoffice needs some improvement, have had difficulties getting voice mails responded, messages to MA or Dr were missed several times and calling in is very difficult to speak to a person. In summary, great Dr but experienced hindered by backoffice
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I love Dr. Chu! He was finally able to tell me why my right butt and leg was paining me terribly, even tho I go to a pain specialist. He tested me on the EMG with a series of pin-pricks (not painful!) and told me with rest for 6 weeks and perhaps a shot in my butt by my pain doctor I should be cured. I was forced to use a cane to walk because of the pain but hope I won't need it much longer.He is very friendly and smiles a lot. His staff at both offices were kind and courteous. I recommend him h
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I had been to several doctors for two years and they couldn't find the problems to my symptoms. Today I have peace of mind knowing my diagnoses. Dr. Chu and the staffs are very knowledgeable and through. His findings are very helpful for my symptoms.
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Best in his field, would highly recommend and excellent staff.
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Dr. Chu was awesome in his ability to put needles in with NO PAIN! He told me to resist and push against his hand so it was amazing how good he was! All this was answer to prayers! He has done over 28,000 of these and knows how to get needles to correct depth quickly and painlessly!
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For nine years Dr. Chu has provided outstanding sleep apnea treatment for me. His Doctor to Patient manner sets a high standard for other doctors. For most of the years I have been seeing Dr. Chu, Darlene, his staff nurse has been very helpful to answer my many questions with a very pleasant manner. My recent appointment was quickly established by Jessica, another pleasant first contact with the office. The office staff is very patient/client focused. The facility is clean and comfortable.
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Dr Chu is an excellent Dr, he is not dismissive and works with you to find out what is wrong. The only problem is that he staff take weeks before insurance auths and appointments are completed. If you have no rush in your health process he is worth it. If like me every day is struggle till you get answers it is not worth the it. Find someone who is a good doctor but also has the staff to see it through when he leaves the room.
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