Dr. Nelson Chao, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Nelson Chao, MD
Dr. Nelson Chao, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Shelton, CT. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Chao is affiliated with St. Vincent's Medical Center and Bridgeport Hospital.

4 Corporate Dr Ste 268

Shelton, CT 06484

Contact Information

(203) 402-0377

Dr. Nelson Chao, MD

Dr. Nelson Chao, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Chao's Experience

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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 Pulmonology
  • Board certified in Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Pulmonology
3

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • 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 Hypertension
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.

Education

  • Far Eastern University--Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Cabrini Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Far Eastern University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Cabrini Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
4.6
based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Chao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Bridgeport, CT |
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.
in Ansonia, CT |
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!
in Milford, Connecticut |
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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Dr. Chao accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Chao has admitting privileges

Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant St
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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St. Vincent's Medical Center
2800 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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