Biography & Education

Biography
I believe in establishing an active partnership with the patient to maintain a healthy lifestyle through health promotion with evidence based practice. My overall approach of patient care is by using a holistic approach, which will allow me to personalize the care for each individual.
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Nursing
Languages
  • English
  • Chinese - Cantonese
Personal Interests
I enjoy cooking, watching movies, DIY projects, adventures, being out in the sun whenever possible, and spending time with my husband.

Care Locations

2211 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Fax 206-861-8501
Accepting Children

Specialties

Clinical Interests
  • Adult Medicine
  • Pediatric Care
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Women's Health

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.1 out of 5 (97 Ratings, 20 Comments)

100

11/24/2015
She is very easy to talk to and understanding -
Swedish Patient
70

11/18/2015
She was more reserved and distant than I expected. I'm used to my regular provider being very friendly and cheerful and the reserved nature, made it hard for me to feel connected to her and want to share things with her.
Swedish Patient
60

11/01/2015
[...] I felt that the care provides focused on the symptoms at the time of the visit instead of looking at my history of prolong symptoms. I still have the symptoms, they are cyclical, but due to feel like there is any benefit to go back to the doctor office. I have lost trust in the the team of providers that have seen me [...]
Swedish Patient
100

09/30/2015
The last few visits seemed to be a little longer than my first few visits last year. I feel like I am starting to get to know my Dr. better and can communicate better.
Swedish Patient
90

09/29/2015
Kimberly Chu is very approachable. I don't feel at all uneasy about sharing any issues and she is quite helpful with anything that I've ever shared.
Swedish Patient
 

09/08/2015
Do not know when or if I will see this NP again, but would be happy to see her if needed.
Swedish Patient
10

09/01/2015
Provider didn't listen to symptoms prescribed OTC meds w/in minutes. She spent more energy trying to acquire me as a regular patient (won't happen).
Swedish Patient
90

09/01/2015
Even though Dr. Chu takes time to talk through things, I always get the impression that she is in a hurry. As a somewhat shy person at the doctor, it is difficult to find my questions when everything is so fast paced.
Swedish Patient
100

08/16/2015
I really liked her.
Swedish Patient
80

07/25/2015
I always feel a bit rushed [...]
Swedish Patient
100

06/24/2015
I believe Kimberly understands my goal and what I want and I believe she will help make it happen fir me.
Swedish Patient
60

06/16/2015
I had to come back 3 days later because my illness was misdiagnosed and got much worse.
Swedish Patient
 

06/11/2015
NP recommended Flexiril, and I found out that it's use may not be compatible with my heart condition (primarily a-fib). I asked the pharmacist and they said speak with the NP. I sent a mychart email, received one response from a doctor that the NP would respond, and haven't received that response. It's been seven days.
Swedish Patient
50

06/07/2015
Ms. Chu's relating to us as parents and to my son as the patient during the visit was very good. She didn't seem to us however to be concerned about the reason we were there [...]. I had to call twice after three business days had passed to receive test results, at which time she told us everything looked fine and he should just come back in three months. Since then [...] we have on our own gone to a specialist. [...]
Swedish Patient
10

05/13/2015
[...] She did a very poor job of connecting the dots between my symptoms and her diagnosis. When I expressed my concern and confusion, she asked if I wanted a test done. I didn't want a test, I wanted to understand why she reached the conclusion she did. She did not speak with any authority or confidence but didn't own that she was inexperienced with this kind of issue. I was very frustrated and felt unheard and uncared for. Near the end of the appointment she closed out of my chart before asking if I had any other questions. When I mentioned I had another question, she stated "We're out of time". I have little confidence in this provider. [...]
Swedish Patient
20

04/29/2015
She misdiagnosed my daughter's the condition initially. And I was completely dissatisfied with her diagnosis. Fortunately she checked with a pediatrician about something, and found her diagnosis was completely wrong. I don't believe providers should make a diagnosis without being certain.
Swedish Patient
70

04/21/2015
She just seems inexperienced, but will get better with time.
Swedish Patient
30

03/15/2015
I felt I was more knowledgeable than this provider. I came in because I was worried I had viral meningitis as my symptoms fit, but the provider spent the whole time talking about bacterial meningitis which is obviously a much more serious illness, but also has a different duration / treatment. As I was starting to feel better, but still exhausted, I didn't feel it was worth the time and energy to get into a discussion with her about it as she just did not seem terribly knowledgeable.
Swedish Patient
50

03/09/2015
I felt like she was in a rush and pretty much felt brushed-off as far as taking my health concerns seriously. I said three times how long I had taken protonix (a year and a half) while explaining my situation. Then she asked me how long I took protonix. At that point it was clear that she was not really listening.
Swedish Patient
80

03/04/2015
Excellent
Swedish Patient