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Dr. Rachel Shu, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Female • Age 58

Dr. Shu

San Francisco Women's Healthcare

3838 California St Rm 412 San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dr. Rachel Shu, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and obstetrics.

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Dr. Shu is AWFUL. I initially visited Sf women’s health for a general annual health visit (found Dr. Shu from my insurance providers listing of network) and with a general check up she’s fine. I came back the second time for Nexplanon extraction and putting in a new one and I ended up with horrible and disgusting blisters and scarring (see picture taken a month after my visit). Originally she told me to wait about a month before my next visit which is why I waited a month and thought the scarring was normal, but 4 of my other close friends have Nexplanon also and their scarring is MINIMAL, because they went to a doctor that is experienced and actually knows what he/she was doing. Dr. Shu is literally an unqualified clown and now I have these ugly scars forever. I went to a different OBGYN to take out the Nexplanon because I couldn’t feel it, which means it was inserted incorrectly and also because of the terrible scarring I decided to just take it out and get an IUD.
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I have two beautiful children, ages 19 and 20. I was an infertile patient suffering from Endometriosis and fibroids when I met Dr. Shu in 1994. With medical assistance and hormonal therapy Dr. Shu got us pregnant. The first intrauterine insemination did not take but the second did. I will always remember the day my son was conceived. It was a beautiful Sunday that we met Dr. Shu at her office. We were both in good spitrts and Dr. Shu was calm and postive as always. I give Dr. Shu all the credit!
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She is a gifted surgeon who is constantly updating her surgical skills so she can always provide her patients with the best outcome.


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics

Board Certifications


Saint Luke's Hospital Of Kansas City
Internship Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital Of Kansas City
Residency Hospital
University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
Medical School
Washington University, St Louis
Undergraduate School


  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English


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(415) 563-9000

Dr. Shu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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. Shu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Shu treats Osteopenia more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Shu treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Maternal Anemia
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Dr. Shu treats Maternal Anemia more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Shu treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shu treats Blood Disorders in Pregnancy more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Shu treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Antepartum Hemorrhage
  • Coagulation Disorders in Pregnancy

Dr. Shu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

Chinese Hospital

San Francisco, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average