Dr. Cynthia Chao, DO

Dr. Cynthia Chao, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Female  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Cynthia Chao, DO is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. She specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and adolescent gynecology.Read her story


1703 Termino Ave Ste 203

Long Beach, CA 90804
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • LACare
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
more than 85% of peers
Atrophic Vaginitis
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Chao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Chao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chao "Dr. Chao has over 20 years of expertise in the OB-GYN field. Dr. Chao is excited to offer various laser procedures for skin revitalization and resurfacing, body contouring and vaginal health revitalization."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chao "Dr. Chao offers comprehensive care, including gynecological care, obstetrical care, screening and diagnostic services. To provide you the best care possible, we strive to provide the latest advances in gynecology and obstetrical medicine and to tailor care to meet the individual needs of our patients."

2  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Adolescent Gynecology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Chao does not have any board certifications listed.

43  Conditions Treated


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57  Procedures

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Birth Control
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Conization
  • C-Section
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Laser Treatment for Melasma
  • MonaLisa Touch Laser Treatment
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pellevé® RF Skin Tightening
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pessary for Prolapse
  • Pessary Insertion
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • SculpSure Laser Treatment
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Treatment of Fibroid Tumors
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Well Woman Health Examination


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Kern Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • St Francis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • UCLA School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chao has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Chao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Chao does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Chao and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

St. Mary Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Chao is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
32 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Chao Says:

You input is very important to us.  The office will learn from your feeback to better serve others.   We look forward to develop a course for resolving any impasse.


Patient Comments (9)

Office wait times are terrible. Bad communication between staff, patients and doctor Chao. Shockingly rude, condescending and dismissive. Absolutely no help with my concerns/issues. When I had serious complications to hormonal medication, they rolled their eyes at me and dismissed me. I'm in the...more
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Don’t waste your time as a new patient with Dr. Chao. She makes you feel like your wasting her time. Very short with her staff. It takes weeks to get an appointment. She is spread too thin and phones it in through her staff. Horrible choice in doctor save yourself the grief and she SHOULD NOT...more
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I had such a bad experience with her that it's taken several years for me to write this review. Biggest issue was her lack communication on really important news- like the bubbles they found in our baby's head (soft markers for tri-18) at the 5-month ultrasound. Didn't know why I was coming in for...more
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My first visit, I waited about 15 minutes, and was left in a very cold room (partially undressed) for another 30 minutes before I was seen. After several visits where I was made to wait too long, I was told her Los Alamitos office was faster. I waited 45 minutes (she was just sitting in her...more
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Has been my OB/Gym for past 15 years and continues to give the best of care and services each visit.
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