Dr. Clara Chung, MD

Dr. Clara Chung, MD

Allergy & Immunology  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
(12)
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Dr. Clara Chung, MD is an allergy & immunology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in allergy & immunology.Read her story

3125 Independence Dr Ste 210

Birmingham, AL 35209

Contact Information

(205) 943-1197

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 20 More

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Top Care Areas

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Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 94% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Chung's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chung "Dr. Clara Chung has called Birmingham her home since 1989. A native of Kansas, she holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS), the University of Kansas School of Medicine (MD), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (MPH—Maternal and Child Health). She completed her medical Internship in Pediatrics at Emory University and both a Residency in Pediatrics and a 3-year Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UAB. Her training certifies her to treat allergies and asthma in both adults and children. Dr. Chung previously served as the president of the Alabama Society of Allergy and Immunology. She is a diplomate of The American Board of Pediatrics and The American Board of Allergy and Immunology, making her Board Certified to treat children and adults for allergy, asthma, and immunologic problems. She loves caring for the family unit and educating children and adults about their allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues, allergic or contact skin conditions, and recurrent infections or immunologic issues. She aims to enable long-term respiratory health and improved quality of life in all of her patients. Outside of work, Dr. Chung and her husband enjoy spending time with their two daughters and helping them to pursue their own dreams."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chung "As a Board-Certified Allergist, I love taking care of the family unit & educating kids and adults about their allergies, asthma, recurrent infections & hives or eczema. Since allergies run in the family & can affect multiple body areas, visiting our allergy/immunology practice allows a family to see a single doctor who can teach them how to care for their nose, eyes, ears, sinuses, skin, gut & lungs, while improving their quality of life in ways they had no idea was even possible!"
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Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
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Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Eye Diseases
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Children
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Urticaria
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Itchy Skin
  • Pet Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

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Procedures

  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Emory University Affil Hosps-Emory University Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chung has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chung's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chung to family and friends
4.9
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Chung's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Chung Says:

While we will provide you excellent medical care, we strive to see you as much more than a patient. We take into account your individual and family needs as we create your treatment plan.


Patient Comments (5)

Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Chung and all the staff at Birmingham Allergy and Asthma Specialists were great! This was my first ever visit to an allergist and they were all extremely informative and personable. They explained everything in great detail and gave me steps for going forward.
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30 years of different ENTs and Allergy Specialists and I FINALLY found a doctor who has helped me have a healthier year since seeing her. She is a doctor who listens, is proactive, and doesn't use unnecessary measures. She has given me a year free of constant sinus infections and bronchial...more
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Dr Chung was very thorough and listened to my questions and concerns.
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The entire office are friendly and so attentive. Dr. Chung and staff spent lots of time getting my history and talking with about my problem. I am so happy with the results and would recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Chung is very knowledgable, professional, and personable. I took my daughter to her for a second opinion, and I am so glad I did! She took great care of her and really took the time to review her records with us , and made very appropriate recommendations. The office staff is very helpful and...more
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Dr. Chung accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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