Dr. Stella Chou, MD

Dr. Stella Chou, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Stella Chou, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sandy, UT. She is 57 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Read her story

8789 S Highland Dr Ste 100

Sandy, UT 84093

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EMI Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • SelectHealth
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 88% of peers
Herpetic Keratitis
more than 77% of peers
Corneal Erosion
more than 70% of peers

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Dr. Chou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chou "Dr. Stella Chou has a B.S. and M.D. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, School of Medicine. She performed an ophthalmology externship at Johns Hopkins and an ophthalmology internship and residency at the John Moran Eye Center, part of the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. Dr. Chou also has vast training and experience in plastic and aesthetics. She was trained by world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Mulholland on facial aesthetic procedures. Dr. Chou has multiple publications in medical journals and textbooks. Dr. Chou is a well trained and experienced surgeon. She is specialized in Ophthalmology and Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine of the eye and face. She is the On Call ophthalmologist for multiple local hospital emergency departments and InstaCare facilities. Dr. Chou is a board-certified ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, as well as a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology. She regularly attends national and international conferences, conventions, exhibitions, and workshops and keep her abreast of the latest and best in ophthalmology, as well as Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine. Dr. Chou has been a pioneer in many new treatments of her field. As a caring physician and experienced surgeon, she is well liked by her patients and well respected by her peers in the community. Dr. Chou is also an active medical staff member at Alta View Hospital, Salt Lake Regional Hospital, and Riverton Hospital. In her free time, Dr. Chou enjoys golf, skiing, tennis, climbing, biking and spending time with her family and two adorable dogs."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chou "Dr. Chou is not only a very well educated and trained physician and surgeon; she is also a very personable and caring doctor. She takes care of patients with all of her heart. She listens to patients, exams patients thoroughly, sharply analyzes test results, and executes treatment efficiently and effectively.  Dr. Chou also takes time to explain and educate patients, even during a very busy schedule. She explains to her patients regarding what have happened, what are the options and what are the pros and cons of each option. She also answers all the questions in a lay language. She is very thorough and meticulous. She will ask the test to be repeated if she feels the data are inconsistent. She will even sometimes perform tests herself to make sure it is accurate. She regularly review patients' charts and call patients after visit to update patients on the findings.  She is conservative on surgeries, although she is very good at it. Sincere, caring, skillful, honest, and personable are the characteristics of Dr. Chou and her office staff."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Prism Lenses
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Indiana University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University of Utah Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University of Utah Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Univ. Of Michigan, School Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Evidence that the activation by Insulin of a Phospholipase C in ob/ob mouse adipocytes in G protein-dependent, 1990
  • Evidence that the anti-insulin action of GH on Phospholipase C in adipose tissue involves G proteins, 1990
  • Pertussis toxin inhibits the activation of Phospholipase C by insulin in ob/ob mouse adipose tissue, 1989
  • GH inhibits the activation of Phospholipase C (PLC) by insulin in ob/ob mouse adipose tissue, 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chou to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Chou's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Sandy, UT |
Fantastic ophthalmologist! Professionable, friendly, and knowledgeable. She was thorough and engaging. The only issue I had was in understanding her occasionally as she has a strong accent at times.
Salt Lake City, UT |
Disorganized/unprofessional. Have had to wait over an hour each time for appointments and then she repeats tests/exams from previous appointment because her & staff cannot find records. She answers personal phone calls while with patients. Does not give clear indication of what is the next steps as she/staff loses notes from exams/tests. Told to buy reading glasses from her office - were cheap plastic ones that broke w/i 2 days. Refuse to provide invoices/statements of service too. Horrible
in Sandy, UT |
Not hygienic.Contact removal=screaming pain.Told it was blepharitis.Paid f/up visits for something CHRONIC?permanent.Questioned Chou; she became angry.Went elsewhere & learned NOT blepharitis!Pain from tearing tissue off eye!Told I should return wrong contacts for refund.Chou would not return calls.Went in person & told ?been too long? to return unopened boxes that expire 3 yrs from now! $$$ & INANE visits for blepharitis, not returning calls is why ?too long? Pd $500+ for unnecessary trauma.
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Dr. Chou accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EMI Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • SelectHealth
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chou has admitting privileges

Alta View Hospital
9660 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT 84094
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Riverton Hospital
3741 W 12600 S
Riverton, UT 84065
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Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
1050 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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