Dr. Paul Chu, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 61

Cardiology

Dr. Paul Chu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Independence, MO. Dr. Chu has extensive experience in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. He is affiliated with medical facilities Carroll County Memorial Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Paul Chu, MD

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Independence

19550 E 39th St S Ste 215 Independence, MO 64057
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

  • 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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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 Heart Conditions

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 Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Chu is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Arrhythmias
Mitral Valve Disease
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
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Dr. Chu's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • 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
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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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
Blue Preferred Plus POS
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
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
New Directions Behavioral Health
PHCS
Preferred Health Professionals
Premier Group Insurance
Savility
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellCare

Dr. Chu's Reviews

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5.0

Based on 24 ratings

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Dr. Paul Chu - I would not be here without him...
I've been his heart patient since 2009. He was among the team members who helped save my life -- dissected aorta -- 16 hour surgery. I was only 49. I'm now 62 thanks to Dr. Chu and others. I absolutely adore this man for all the reasons listed in the other reviews as well as my own for being among his longest living patient care reviewers here.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Gina Wallace - a "Greatest Save" Award Recipient 2 – Jan 09, 2023
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Teresa Marie Tschirhart – Sep 19, 2019
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Six month follow up for aorta problem
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Susan Pettet in Buckner, MO – Mar 10, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable,...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Chu earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. He completed an...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Chu, MD?

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Does Dr. Paul Chu, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Paul Chu, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Paul Chu, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Chu's profile.

What are Dr. Paul Chu, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Chu specializes in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Paul Chu, MD treat?

Dr. Chu frequently treats the following conditions: Heart Disease, Chest Pain, and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Paul Chu, MD's office address?

Dr. Chu's office is located at 19550 E 39th St S Ste 215, Independence, MO 64057. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Paul Chu, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Chu provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Paul Chu, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Paul Chu, MD is affiliated with Carroll County Memorial Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Is Dr. Paul Chu, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Paul Chu, MD holds board certifications in Cardiology.

Does Dr. Paul Chu, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 5/5 for Dr. Paul Chu, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Independence

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Independence19550 E 39th St S Ste 215 Independence, MO 64057
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    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chu is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carrollton, MO

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)