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Dr. Chih-Hao Chou, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Chou

Dr. Chih-Hao Chou, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Taipei Medical University in 1986 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(903) 606-4520

Dr. Chou accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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HealthSmart
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chou's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chou treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 100% of his peers

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

Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chou treats Gout more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chou treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Chou's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • 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
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • 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
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Chih-Hao Chou, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Taipei Medical University in 1986 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1999
Ucsf Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Duke University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Duke University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1986
Taipei Medical University
Medical School
1999
1996
1994
1986

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chou's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chou

2.9

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
38.095238095238095%
(8)
4 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
47.61904761904762%
(10)

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I saw him almost a year ago for fibromyalgia and I found him rude, inattentive, and about as helpful as a dead man. Egotistical, listened to Nothing I said, answered None of my questions. I knew no more after seeing him than I learned on the internet. Would recommend him Never in a Million years!
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Dr Chou is always very professional and thorough. He takes the necessary time to answer my questions and thoroughly explain my care plan.
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I have found Dr. Chou to be an amazing listener and integrator of information, making him an excellent diagnostician. He’s also an exceptional physician, making clear my treatment alternatives and following up carefully. He is even a painless giver of injections and an all-round good person. I will definitely be recommending him to others!
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I took my IDD brother to to visit Dr. Chou for osteoporosis treatment. Dr was rude, didn’t listen to our answers to his questions, put down our previous rheumatologist, and yelled at me because of the wording I used to describe my brothers ribs in chest x-ray. Dr. Chou ranted on and on about how he was a scientist and would not tolerate such a description. Will not see him again or recommend him.
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I did not have a good experience with Dr. Chou. He had his mind made up before he ever entered the room. He was arrogant and did not want to hear my answers to his questions unless they fit in his predetermined diagnosis. He basically said all the doctors and radiologist I saw previously misdiagnosed me. All this without lab or my X-ray results. He even raised his voice to me several times. I wouldn't send anyone to him and I left without finishing my treatment.
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I was referred to Dr. Chou for Fibro. He told me that it was common and 15-20% of women had it. He then prescribed a medication that did me no good at all. I stopped taking it and found out that it was an antidepressant. After taking it for 90days, I spent 3weeks going through withdrawals. Now I have a good Rheumatologist who takes the time to go over my medications with me, because I now ask a lot of questions.
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I have been dealing with chronic muscle spasms and muscle pain for over 9 months waiting to see Doctor Chou. He did ask a lot of questions but when I would try to answer him he would talk over me so I could not answer him completely. After asking questions he said you have fybro. He never even looked at blood wrk my pcp sent him! He just gave a script to me and said try this. It did not work and he does not care that it did not work. 3 different scripts later no relief. Dr Chou does not care
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Dr. Chow always had a pleasant manner. He is able to answer the most personal questions about anything. This was very important to me. Dr. Chow is sympathetic to your pain issues, and for me, assured me that some troubling issues were not worrisome. I was fearful that I might have MS or Parkinson's. You will never feel rushed, although it is a busy practice. His staff is all very kind, patient and helpful. I would not go anywhere else.
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