Dr. Thomas D. Chi

Doctor (MD)

98004, Washington Map External Link
Bellevue, Washington Map External Link
Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Website: pro-osm.com/directo... External Link
Practice: Proliance Surgeons
Hospital: Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Med. School:Harvard Medical School
Grad. Year: 1994
Foreign Lang: Chinese

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 13/05/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 10 reviews. Dr. Thomas D. Chi has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
18/04/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 1.0 
RID: 3621400
29/11/13 3 1 1 3 He was very short and superfscial and not caring or sympathetic at all. His visual outlook of me and my diagnosis was completely different than my primary doctor. I think he is way to young and money grubbing and inexperienced. I sought another professional opinion!!!  Respond
RID: 1378120
03/03/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Chi is the perfect doctor - compassionate, brilliant, empathetic and succinct! What a joy it was to find him, and I wish all doctors were like him.  Respond
RID: 799282
24/02/09 5 4 5 5 Dr. Chi is the man! I have had 6 ankle surgeries with him. The results weren't what I was anticipating but I believe he is very comitted and dedicated to the optimum output. He takes a pragmatic approach and would do anything to help his patients. Never felt that I wasn't important. Marla and Dave are great on his staff. Great Doctor and Great Person! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 610522
08/06/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Chi is the best. He's done two procedures on my knee so far and we are getting ready for the third. Not because he does shoddy work but because it's what my knee requires. He is knowledgable, he is informative, he is open to options (not surgery hungry), and he is patient. I would not trust my knee to anyone else. He is the best. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 569250
17/04/08 4 5 5 5 Dr. Chi is by far the BEST doctor I have ever had. Never before has a doctor spent so much time examining, questioning, explaining, diagramming, and answering questions. It is obvious that he cares about his patients and he remembers you and your case on subsequent visits. He carefully spells out all of the options, starts with conservative treatments, and only performs surgery when needed. He performed two separate procedures on me and I had full confidence in him each time. The outcomes were great. His excellent reputation is even known amongst the nursing and physical therapy staff. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 259037
04/04/07 5 5 5 Dr.Chi....what is there to say about him? WOW, after having two major operations with him I would not go see anyone else. He took time to explain everything to me, and also my parents. He even showed up early the day of my surgery to assure my parents as to what he was doing. HE was always willing to take extra time at my appointments even if that meant he would be behind for the last patient. I would trust my life (well maybe not my life) but any body part to this excellent skilled surgeon. I hold only the highest regard for him, and he has really helped to improve my overall funtion....His bedside manor was of the upmost concern, compassion, and honesty...You won't be sorry going to see him! HE IS GREAT! Lynne McClintock  Respond
RID: 182942
11/03/07 4 5 5 Has an excellent bedside manner and very compassionate. Does not have the usual "I am God" mentality that most doctors do. Will explain everything to you in details with all your options. This doctor also listens to what you have to say. Did an awesome job on my knee surgery. I highly recommend him. 
Insurance: CIGNA
RID: 58574
24/11/06 2 2 2 Had to perform my surgery 3 times when once or MAYBE twice should have done the trick. I had terrible shaking coming out of surgery, so was given high amounts of pain killers and other drugs. In follow up, Chi said he believed I the reason for my shaking was anxiety. The way he spoke made me feel as if I had mental issues. Found out later that I actually have something called essential tremors, and that coming down off of anesthesia and pain killers causes worse shaking. This guy is supposed to be great, so perhaps my problems were one offs? Also, the longest I have ever waited to see a doc.  Respond
RID: 53886
01/11/06 5 5 5 I had my Accessory Navicular bone removed and the tendon re-attached by Dr. Chi. He was very professional, took the time to explain my options and the associated risks and benefits. His staff was very helpful and knowledgeable as well. I'll see him again for foot problems.  Respond
RID: 48925
04/10/06 4 5 5 Dr. Chi reconstructed my right foot last summer and I have had very good results. It was a very complicated surgery. He is very low key and quiet. My physical therapist complemented his surgery as being really excellent. 
Paid (or co-pay): $2500