Dr. Sungji Chai, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyFemaleAge 59

Dr. Sungji Chai, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Elmira, NY and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chai has more experience with Gynecologic Conditions than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Penn State U, Hershey College of Medicine medical school in 1989. She is affiliated with Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chai to book an appointment.

Dr. Chai

Chemung Medical Services PC

600 Fitch St Ste 102 Elmira, NY 14905
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chai

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Gynecologic Conditions

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Dr. Chai is experienced in the area of Gynecologic Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
Vaginal Prolapse
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Dr. Chai's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenomyosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Oophorectomy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perimenopause
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Non-Stress Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • STD Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Chai accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Chai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chai

2.9

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Dr. Chai is very knowledgeable and thorough. She doesn't rush appointments and answers any questions. She can appear to be very serious/clinical but I have found her to have a good sense of humor. If warm and fuzzy is what you want in gynocologist then she's not for you.
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
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Feb 28, 2019
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Dr. Chai is very professional, and knowledgeable. She takes time with her patients and asks many insightful questions. I would recommend Dr. Chai to my friends and family.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 02, 2018
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Recently had a colposcopy. She wouldn't give me any numbing anything (told me I was going to only experience some cramping and maybe some discomfort) when the paperwork I was handed in their office said a numbing agent was used. It was very painful and I was in tears. She told me "you must have a sensitive cervix." Didn't really seem to care. Just whatever benefits her is the right way I guess. My friend had the same procedure done elsewhere and was numbed.
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Elmira, Ny – Feb 11, 2018
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Couldn't give a 0. Dr. Chai is emotionless. Not sympathetic to any situation or illness I have. I'm not asking to be treated like a baby, but to show some concern. She doesn't explain my results very well or at all. And when I ask questions, acts as though I was born without any intelligence. It looked like she was about to laugh one time at one of the questions I had for her prior to a surgery. Doesn't explain possible side effects and seems to argue with me and won't let me speak. Could go on.
What went well
No results
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
6 people found this helpful
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Elmira, Ny – Feb 11, 2018
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Dr. Chai has delivered my two babies and has helped me with complicated fertility issues. I recommend her to all my friends and family. She is clearly very smart and professional.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Ithaca, NY – Aug 01, 2017
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She is cold. Makes me wait for hours. Had her nurse tell me i have hpv as if i knew (iv been celabit for 20 yrs). Resched my surg 3 times. My surge today, never happened....always 2 more patients ahead. By 3pm. ...still 2 patients ahead. I left the hospital. Nurse took out the iv & i went home. Nurse said dr Chai said "ok".
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Elmra, ny – Apr 21, 2017
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her knowledge base is outstanding. She takes time with you. Highly recommend
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 11, 2017
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All around awful. Horrible at explaining conditions doesn't explain treatments or administer them properly I don't know how she still has a medical license.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Sa in Corning, NY – Jun 13, 2016
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This summer she completed a test for vaginitis, etc when I was newly pregnant and it hurt. Nobody has ever hurt me with a Pap smear. When I said it hurt she replied, you must have a sensitive uterus. Unfortunately, I've had to see her a few more times. Most recently at 36 weeks pregnant. She measured my uterus and it hurt. I've seen all of the other midwives and doctors in this practice and not one hurt me measuring my belly.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Sungji Chai, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Elmira, NY and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chai has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1993
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
Penn State U, Hershey College of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Sungji Chai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chai frequently treats Gynecologic Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Chai specializes.

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Dr. Chai's office is located at 600 Fitch St Ste 102, Elmira, NY 14905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Chemung Medical Services PC600 Fitch St Ste 102 Elmira, NY 14905
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123 Conhocton St Ste 103 Corning, NY 14830
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AMS Obstetrics And Gynecology

Aomc - Pain Management Horseheads100 John Roemmelt Dr Ste 202 Horseheads, NY 14845
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Associated Radiologists

Arnot Health600 Roe Ave Elmira, NY 14905
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Arnot Ogden Medical Center

Elmira, NY

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average