Dr. David Chao, MD


Sleep Medicine | Male

Fort Bend Pulmonology/Sleep Med 17510 W Grand Pkwy S Ste 400 Sugar Land, TX 77479 Get Directions
Dr. David Chao, MD
Dr. David Chao, MD is a sleep medicine doctor who practices in Sugar Land, TX. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center and Oakbend Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Spring, TX |
Do not come to this doctor because the office lady is so rude. I have been tried to make appointment for one month and still cannot succeed. My primary doctor office faxed referral letter to Dr. Chao's office and they keep asking for the letter. I asked them to double check the fax machine to see if they have received the letter. They asked me to find another doctor. Can you believe it?
in Sugar Land, TX |
This doctor right here is the prime example of what a doctor should be! Very sharp and one of the biggest hearts you will ever find. When he steps into the examination room, he will not exit until he is sure he has taken care of me in every way he can. A good man, a good friend, and an incredible doctor.
in Houston, TX |
I had met Dr. Chao while I worked in critical care at a local hospital. Very intelligent, very caring! I needed to transfer my care to a local pulmonary care specialist and Dr. Chao was the logical choice. I have not been disappointed!
I was having a hard time finding the right Pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician for my mom ever since we moved to Sugar land area. I was humbled by the amazing care provided by Dr. Chao. I was able to personally coordinate my mom's appointment from far away and mom had nothing but the best things to say about Dr. Chao's bedside care, empathy and compassion. He spent an extended amount of time with her to make her feel taken care of. She left the office with clear plan about her health.
in Rosenberg, TX |
Dr. Chao is the most upbeat and sincere doctor I have ever met. He is wicked smart and is always on top of his game. He has a very steady and happy demeanor with a hopeful and positive spirit. He specializes in internal, sleep medicine and critical care. I value his guidance and trust his watchful eye over my different health issues. When he is in front of you, you will feel confident he is giving you his all because he is solely focused on you, his patient.
in Brazoria, TX |
I tried many times both by email and phone calls to Dr Chao's office to have them call me back after my initial visit but got no response. I was not improving to the initial med he had prescribed for me.
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Dr. Chao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Sleep Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing


  • Medical School
    University Of Hawaii John a Burns School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Usc Med Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Usc Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Southern California

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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  • Sleep Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis