Dr. Cynthia Chao, DO

Dr. Cynthia Chao, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.


1703 Termino Ave Ste 203

Long Beach, CA 90804
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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."


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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Adolescent Gynecology

Board Certifications

Dr. Chao does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovulatory Dysfunction
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Conization
  • 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 Insertion
  • Pessary for Prolapse
  • 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

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Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)
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.

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
Patient Comments (7)
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 7-month follow up until the attending doctor at the ultrasound facility told me. My husband & I would have kept the baby regardless but Dr. Chao should have told us so we could prepare ourselves.
Garden Grove, CA |
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 office..her RN even took a walk in before me) and then another 15 in the room. The nurse has no idea what she's doing. When I switched, the office was very rude and refused to give my records to the new MD.
Bellflower, CA |
Has been my OB/Gym for past 15 years and continues to give the best of care and services each visit.
in Long Beach, CA |
Dr. Chao has been amazing from the first time we met her. Her and her staff continue to impress my husband and I with their dedication to providing excellent customer service and overall medical care. During the delivery of our baby, e had many unexpected occurrences but Dr. Chao handled everything with expertise, while keeping us informed and at ease. Not only would I recommend Dr. Chao but hopefully will be lucky enough to have her care for us during our next pregnancy.
in Fountain Valley, CA |
I love Dr. Chao! She delivered both of my boys and she was awesome from start to finish. I love that she has a no nonsense attitude and she doesn't sugar coat anything. She cares that deeply about her patients and want to make sure we are doing everything we can to stay healthy as a mom and as someone who's carrying a baby. I would recommend her to anyone I know in the OC area.
in Long Beach, CA |
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this woman. She is calm yet confident, willing to listen, open to new birth ideas (delayed cord clamping, no shots in hosp, etc.) and mostly she REALLY CARES about whats best for everyone involved from dad, to mom, to baby. I created a great relationship with her office staff, and when it came time to deliver.....Dr Chao was at another hospital performing emerg. surgery....did she miss my birth...NOPE! She made sure she was there for me when it counted
Monterey Park, CA |
She was not respectful and very judgmental, I had questions and concerns but when i asked her a question she gave me a surprised look and just turned around as if it was a stupid questions and she did not take my health seriously and the medical assistant are incompetent and don't do their job when it comes to getting your prescriptions and authorizations.
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Now Accepting New Patients
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Dr. Chao accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Guided Access HMO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Community Care Network HMO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    SmartCare HMO
    WholeCare Network HMO
  • LACare
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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St. Mary Medical Center
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
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Los Alamitos Medical Center
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