Dr. Peter Wu, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 65

Dr. Wu
Accepting new patients

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301

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(650) 321-4121

Dr. Peter Wu, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Coll Med Natl Taiwan U, Taipei medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Menlo Park Surgical Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wu to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals
  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wu treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wu treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wu treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wu's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Wu accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Wu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wu

4.3

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Wu is a caring and experienced doctor. He has treated me for back pain, leg pain and muscle pain. He orders tests and reviews the information with me. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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L Bookman – Dec 03, 2020
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great..he got it quickly and told me exactly what was wrong. I followed his instructions and therapy and it worked
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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Richard Delaney – May 11, 2020
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Does not answer questions. Tells me to increase meds without altering the prescription and tells me to exercise more with no pain relief. Orders test but never reviews the results with me. If you are interested in being involved in your own care do not see this doctor.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Peter Wu, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Coll Med Natl...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1992
Metrohealth Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Metrohealth Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
Coll Med Natl Taiwan U, Taipei
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Peter Wu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wu frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wu treats.

Where is Dr. Peter Wu, MD's office located?

Dr. Wu's office is located at 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Peter Wu, MD speak?

Dr. Wu speaks Chinese, Mandarin, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Peter Wu, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Wu is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Menlo Park Surgical Hospital

Menlo Park, CA

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)