Dr. Paul Chiu, MD

Dr. Paul Chiu, MD

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Age 49
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Dr. Paul Chiu, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Alhambra, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in pain medicine and interventional pain medicine.

707 S Garfield Ave # 308

Alhambra, CA 91801

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chiu performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Chiu's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chiu "OUR MISSION It is our mission to identify the source of pain, give effective interventional treatments and help to set realistic goals, so that our patients can achieve the most functional and productive life style possible. We try to provide cost effective care and minimize reliance on health care resources. OUR PHILOSOPHY Use as little medication as possible: Expecting medications alone to solve all chronic pain problems is unrealistic. "Pain killers" may temporarily help control pain, but they are not a cure and long term may have undesirable side effects. In the course of treatment, narcotic therapy may be necessary and will be monitored and optimized as treatment progresses. We will combine appropriate interventional techniques to help you control your pain."
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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

67  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroilitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
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73  Procedures

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of Houston
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Riverside Methodists Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • UMDNJ R W Johnson Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chiu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chiu's Reviews

2.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chiu to family and friends
12 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Chiu's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have been seeing dr. Chiu for about 9 months. I had four different sessions of injections..... Dr. Chu has been an excellent doctor and explained everything to me if I don't understand he will explain it to me again. Dr. Chu staff has been good sometimes there's a long wait ,but for good service...more
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