Dr. Song Yu, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 57

Dr. Yu
Telehealth services available

Medhelp Urgentcare

5915 Chalkville Mountain Rd # 100 Birmingham, AL 35235

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(205) 547-3920

Dr. Song Yu, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 22 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.


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Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Yu accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Yu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yu

4.1

Based on 25 ratings

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2 Stars
4%
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (19)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
  • Appointment scheduling (18)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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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
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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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What could be improved
No results
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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.
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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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What could be improved
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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
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 22 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.

Does Dr. Song Yu, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Yu frequently treats Painful Urination (Dysuria), Bladder Infection, and Bronchitis. 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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Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average