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Dr. Nelson Chao, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Chao

Allergy & Pulmonary Specialists

4 Corporate Dr Ste 268 Shelton, CT 06484

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Dr. Nelson Chao, MD is a pulmonologist in Shelton, CT and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Far Eastern University--Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in 1982 and specializes in pulmonary disease, internal medicine, and more.


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(203) 402-0377

Dr. Chao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Dr. Chao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Acute Bronchitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Acute Bronchitis more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Bronchitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Bronchitis more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Nelson Chao, MD is a pulmonologist in Shelton, CT and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Far Eastern University--Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in 1982 and specializes in pulmonary disease, internal medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1990
Duke University
Fellowship Hospital
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
1990
1987
1985
1983
1982

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Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chao

4.6

Based on 19 reviews

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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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