Dr. Paul Chu, MD

Dr. Paul Chu, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 60

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Chu, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Independence, MO. Dr. Chu has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions 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

Independence19550 E 39th St S Ste 215 Independence, MO 64057
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Chu is affiliated with Centerpoint Medical Center Independence, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • 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's Reviews

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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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  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
Aortic Valve Disease
Atrial Flutter
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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
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • 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
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • 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
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • 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
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • 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
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • 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
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • 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
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • 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
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Chu accepts

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(816) 339-9663

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 (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

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

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Paul Chu, MD?

Call (816) 339-9663 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Paul Chu, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chu has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Paul Chu, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Paul Chu, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Chu's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Paul Chu, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Chu frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Chu specializes.

Where is Dr. Paul Chu, MD's office located?

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

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Centerpoint Medical Center

Independence, MO

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carrollton, MO

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% 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

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)