Dr. Paul Chu, MD

Dr. Paul Chu, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 59

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Paul Chu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Independence, MO. Dr. Chu has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Interventional Cardiology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centerpoint Medical Center and Carroll County Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chu to book an appointment.


Locations

Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists

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(816) 461-6837
Independence19550 E 39th St S Ste 220 Independence, MO 64057
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Chu is friendly, listens to you and answers your questions. He isn't rushed. I look forward to him being my cardiologist. I will refer him to people I know.
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Teresa Marie Tschirhart – Sep 19, 2019
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Six month follow up for aorta problem
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Joe – Sep 17, 2019
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Dr. Chu is one of my favorite doctors. He has great bedside manors and is very to the point.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Garland Schnack – Jul 04, 2019
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Very likely. Dr. Paul Chu is a great Dr and a wonderful person. He takes the time to listen to what's on your mind and responses accordingly. He always has a comforting smile. He's been my Dr for about 3 yrs. now.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Patricia in Kc, MO – Jun 11, 2019
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Dr. Chu is a very personable and caring physician. He is supportive of patient issues and concerns and makes recommendations appropriately. He is thoughtful to complement patient for good self care. I appreciate his manner and personality.
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sharon place in Independence , MO – Apr 09, 2019
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Dr Chu is a wonderful doctor. He tells you the way it is. He is super nice and he knows what he is talking about. He will do everything possible to get you well.
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Colvin Marten in Oak Grove , MO – Mar 02, 2019
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Dr. Chu is a wonderful doctor. He is not only a very skilled physician but also a kind and caring person. He saved my life after I had 3 code blues with a heart attack.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Garland in Independence, MO – May 23, 2018
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Very good. They get me to see Dr. Chu very quickly. Things get done. Dr. Chu is very concerned about my health.
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William E. Roberson in Kansas City, Mo. – Jan 26, 2018
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It has always been a pleasure over the past 20 years to have Dr. Chu as my cardiologist whom I have had ultimate confidence in his ability to insure my health is maintained to the best quality that is possible. His professional competence is of the highest quality. The friendly nature and concern for the well being of the patient is certainly a plus when anyone is searching for a highly qualified Cardiologist.
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Melvin Fanska in Independence, MO – Sep 18, 2017
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He listens, he explains and he has a wonderful bed side manner
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Susan Pettet in Buckner, MO – Mar 10, 2016
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Dr. Chu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Family Health Partners
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HCA Midwest Comp Care
Healthcare USA
HealthPartners
HealthPartners HMO
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Missouri Care
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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Preferred Health Professionals
Premier Group Insurance
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (816) 461-6837.

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Arrhythmias more than 84% of their peers

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

Aortic Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Heart Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Hyperlipidemia more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Chu treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Chu performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chu performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 44% of their peers

Dr. Chu performs this procedure more than 44% of their peers

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Dr. Chu's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

About Me

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely, and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient's individual healthcare needs are met.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1993
University of Kansas Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University of Kansas Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Centerpoint Medical Center

Independence, MO

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carrollton, MO

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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