Dr. Song Yu, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 58

Dr. Song Yu, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Yonsei University, College Of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yu to book an appointment.

Dr. Yu

Medhelp Urgentcare

5915 Chalkville Mountain Rd # 100 Birmingham, AL 35235
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammography
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Sunburn
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Yeast Infections

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(205) 547-3920

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Dr. Yu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yu

4.0

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
72.41379310344827%
(21)
4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
1 Star
20.689655172413794%
(6)
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Short wait, instant diagnosis! Advice given. Prescription submitted. Picked up on way home. Fast and good. My kinda Doc!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ralph S Hare – Aug 02, 2021
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Very kind very thorough. Explains and answers questions. Front office staff needs work though.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 29, 2021
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Very rude and in and out in seconds. Didn't communicate well or at all. I had to get the nurse to bring him back in the room so i could find out what he was going to do for my nagging muscle pain since he never said anything and just left. I had read many positive reviews but I was very disappointed and he knew it. I dont know where his mind was but it wasn't on this patient. After getting home and rechecking his reviews i started see negative ones. Doctors like Dr Yus are the kind that give doctors a bad name.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Billy – Apr 27, 2021
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He's cares about his patients. He ordered the right tests to find out what was wrong with me. He's the best
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 03, 2021
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[[GO ANYWHERE ELSE]] [[HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE]] [[HIPAA CONCERNS]] Rude, disorganized staff. Canceled my appointment after I waited 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Jan 13, 2021
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This is not my personal experience but my daughter's . She visited Med-Help and Dr. Yu was the doctor who treated her. We have Access Health as part of our benefits with BCBSAL. He is one of their approved providers. I would like to say we have used access health provider twice. In both cases they provided what we feel is below adequate health care. On this last visit the medication my daughter was prescribed was NOT in line with her diagnosis. She has a viral DX but was prescribed 5 different meds that were to treat a bacterial infection. She was given two different antibiotics. I'm not a doctor but my understanding is viral DX isn't treated with antibiotics. My daughter was communicating with me via text during her wait(which was minimal the only good thing about the visit) she made this statement " mom , they are so rude" not a caring demeanor by this practice. My daughter didn't feel well and before she left was in tears. Our family does not recommend this practice.
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Jul 02, 2020
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Dr. Yu is kind and professional. He always goes the extra mile to meet my health care needs.
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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Feb 26, 2020
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Horrible! Left in tears!! I went in asking for birth control, and since I was a smoker he said absolutely not. Okay. Blood clots can happen. Without any explanation he decided to change my thyroid medication, ignored my depression issues, ran bloodwork and I had to ask the nurses to bring him back in twice just to explain what they were for because he wouldn't tell me what tests he was running! Still don't know! I have never had a doctor be in such a rush to get thr next patient it was horrific.
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Jul 27, 2019
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Very pleased with Dr Yu Always listening to his patients. He’s always very caring. I recommend my family and friends to him all the time.
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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Clay, AL – Jun 05, 2019
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He was great and answered all my questions
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Apr 21, 2019
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He’s the best family doctor I’ve ever had.
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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laura in odenville al – Jan 26, 2018
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Dr. Yu is very kind spoken. He takes the time to listen and answer any questions you may have. I have been extremely pleased with his care and would highly recommend him to others. His staff and the facility is great too. I've never had any difficulty being seen, even just as a walk in.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Sharen Bird in Birmingham, Alabama – Dec 14, 2017
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This doctor is SOOOO rude. He doesn't want to spend more than 5 minutes with a patient, and he is very unhelpful. He is has no concern or compassion for his patients, and he will not listen to them. He's always in a rush and just wants to get you in and out as quickly as possible with no concern about the patient's needs.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Samantha in Trussville, AL – Jul 18, 2016
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Very pleased with Dr Yu. He is thorough and takes the time to listen and determine right course of action to take in a timely 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
4 people found this helpful
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Jenn W in Moody, AL – Jun 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Song Yu, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Yonsei University,...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Yonsei University, College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Song Yu, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Song Yu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yu frequently treats Acute Bronchitis, Acute Sinusitis, and Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yu treats.

Where is Dr. Song Yu, MD's office located?

Dr. Yu's office is located at 5915 Chalkville Mountain Rd # 100, Birmingham, AL 35235. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Song Yu, MD speak?

Dr. Yu speaks Korean and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Medhelp Urgentcare

Medhelp Urgentcare5915 Chalkville Mountain Rd # 100 Birmingham, AL 35235
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average