Biography

Dr. Chu is originally from Colorado and received her medical training at the University of Colorado. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in ambulatory primary care.  She has worked in a large HMO in Colorado for many years.  She then went on to get additional training in electronic health records and became board certified in clinical informatics.  Drawn by the opportunity for the harmonious integration of clinical medicine, education and advanced medical informatics, she relocated to UT Southwestern.  She hopes to bring her years of experience in both clinical adult primary care and informatics to UT Southwestern to help elevate them to the next level.   Her clinical practice emphasizes patient and family-centered care. Dr. Chu’s interests outside of medicine include her family, cooking, reading, and the great outdoors. 

Education

Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1997)
Internship
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1998), Internal Medicine
Residency
University of Colorado School of Medicine (2000), Internal Medicine

Clinical Interest

Adult Preventive Medicine

  • Annual Basic Gynecologic Care, including Pap Smears for young women
  • Immunizations
  • Preventative Care
  • Promote Wellness & Disease Prevention
  • Risk Stratification
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Screening
  • Women's Health (Pap Smears, Breast Exams, Contraception)

Adult Primary Care

  • Abnormal Cholesterol
  • Acid Reflux
  • After the Cancer Experience (ACE) Patients
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Annual Health Exams
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bladder & Bowel Problems
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cholesterol - Dyslipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Comprehensive Medical Care for Patients Undergoing Surgery
  • Coordinate Specialty Care
  • Depression & Anxiety Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnose Medical Conditions
  • Elder Care
  • Emphysema
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) - Heartburn
  • General Health
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Assessments
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Incontinence (Urgency)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Management of Chronic Illness
  • Medications
  • Memory Loss
  • Mental Health (Depression & Anxiety)
  • Mood Disorder
  • Multiple Illnesses
  • Primary Care
  • Respiratory Infections (Acute)
  • Respiratory Infections (Colds, Cough, Sore Throat)
  • Routine Health Screenings
  • School and College Physical Exams
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Shingles
  • Sick Care
  • Smoking
  • Stomach/Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)/Bladder Infections
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Health
  • Young Adult Medicine

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Medical Informatics Association (2016)