Dr. David C. Chao, MD

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Critical Care Medicine | Male

Fort Bend Pulmonology/Sleep Med 17510 W Grand Pkwy S Ste 400, Sugar Land, TX 77479 Get Directions
(281) 341-3036

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Dr. Chao specializes in Critical Care Medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
4.8
based on 17 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Chao
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Chao's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (15)
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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!
RICHMOND, TX |
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 and his staff are invaluable to me. They are always friendly and welcoming with a very personal and respectful bedside manner. I appreciate their professionalism and genuine communication. He is a well informed and progressive doctor who knows how to make me feel like I am his only patient. I appreciate that kind of generosity of spirit in any human but as a physician, that is pretty remarkable. He never fails to impress me with his friendly smile and quick wit.
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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Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • 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 Incompetence
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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Dr. Chao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
  • Board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chao's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Chao

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients