Dr. Nelson Chao, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Chao
Telehealth services available

Allergy & Pulmonary Specialists

4 Corporate Dr Ste 268 Shelton, CT 06484

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(203) 402-0377

Dr. Nelson Chao, MD is a Pulmonologist in Shelton, CT and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chao has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Far Eastern University--Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation medical school in 1982. He is not accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chao to book an appointment.


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Dr. Chao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Asthma more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 33% of their peers

Dr. Chao performs this procedure more than 33% of their peers

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Dr. Chao's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Emphysema
  • Eye Infections
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing
  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia

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4.6

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klh – Mar 24, 2020
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Today I went back to visit Dr. Chao after some recent blood work. He was as professional, patient and caring as he was on my first visit. Can't say enough great stuff about Dr. Chao. Coming from Long Island N.Y. and recently moved here I would say I hit a HOME RUN with Dr. Chao! His staff are all friendly and caring. Battling - Battaboom
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Battabing - Battaboom – Mar 09, 2020
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One of the most thorough professionals I've known. He's local so I picked him out of the insurance website. Well, did I get lucky and hit a home run! Very comprehensive physical exams. And responds promptly to messages and his portal. Can't ask for more. p.s. Polite and helpful office staff too.
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Apr 03, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Chao for many years. Despite my having moved to Florida, I still come to see him at least once or twice a year in CT. He is a very caring doctor and I would highly recommend him to anyone with Asthma and/or allergies.
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Mildred Perez in Bridgeport, CT – Mar 08, 2017
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My husband and I have been with Dr. Chao for several years on the recommendation of a friend. I couldn't be happier with the care he gives and the compassion and concern he has for us. He is very knowledgeable and I always feel at ease and well educated regarding diagnosis when I've seen him. His "bedside manor" is spot on - always personable and professional. He's the best!
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Stevens in Ansonia, CT – Jan 13, 2017
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Dr. Chao has taken excellent care of me, my allergies, and COPD lungs for over 30 years! Dr. Chao is a superb, warm, and brilliant physician who, when needed, goes way beyond normal professional expectations. When he moved his office to Shelton, I continued to drive from Westport . He is the reason that I am breathing in and out today. I give him the highest 5 * recommendation! Sincerely, Kate Stuart-Gray, L.C.S.W.
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Biography

Dr. Nelson Chao, MD is a Pulmonologist in Shelton, CT and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chao has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Far Eastern University-...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1987
Cabrini Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Cabrini Med Center
Internship Hospital
1983
Far Eastern University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Far Eastern University--Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Chao offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

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  • Does Dr. Chao offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Chao offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Chao have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Chao has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Chao offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Chao offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Chao offer evening visits?

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Allergy & Pulmonary Specialists

Shelton Office4 Corporate Dr Ste 268 Shelton, CT 06484
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