Dr. Philip Chiou

Doctor (MD)

Riverside, California Map External Link
Specialty:Pain Mgmt / Physical Rehab
Med. School:Baylor College Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 2006

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Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 27/01/14    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 14 reviews. Dr. Philip Chiou has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Pain Mgmt / Physical Rehab-related: pain relief, physical rehabilitation, stroke recovery, accident recovery
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
27/01/14 SYSTEM: City changed from "Long Beach" to "Riverside" 
RID: 2908385
12/10/13 5 5 5 5 I have been working with this doctor for 2 years now. I feel he has always been my advocate even though my insurance has denied my pain injections and physical therapy. Dr Chiou is willing to put in the time to write additional letters to my insurance company and explained very clearly how I can get involved to appeal denials. Its been a tough road but I am glad I have Dr Chiou on my side. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
29/09/13 SYSTEM: City changed from "Fountain Valley" to "Long Beach" 
RID: 2692469
23/06/13 3 5 5 5 I like this doctor a lot. I've been seeing him for a while and he is intelligent and caring. Cuts to the chase too.  Respond
12/05/13 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2638614
02/05/13 3 4 5 5 this physician is very personable and helpful. The front office arent always as friendly though. I still give him a high recommendation.  Respond
RID: 2618853
16/04/13 5 5 5 5 I had a spinal fusion of my L5-S1 nearly three years ago, andI was referred to Dr. Chiou by my orthopedic surgeon for pain management. The office staff is friendly and efficient, and they are most gracious in accommodating my schedule by making changes in my appointment times and dates. Additionally, the waiting room never looks over-booked; therefore, I have never had to wait more than ten minutes. Often times, I arrive earlier than scheduled because I work nearby, and I am seen by Dr. Chiou earlier than scheduled The office staff calls one day in advance of my scheduled appointments to remind me that I have an appointment for the following day. Dr. Chiou listens to me, he is very knowledgeable,and he provides many options of treatment for my pain, from physical therapy to sympathetic nerve blocks. He does not over-sell any option and he explains the potential advantages and risks. The Pain Medicine of Long Beach team has enabled me to return to the active life I love. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2616945
14/04/13 4 4 5 5 I have had neck, back, shoulders and arms pain for years. My spine surgeon suggested that I saw Dr. Chiou for pain management two years ago. Dr. Chiou has been very compassionate and patient with me. He actually listens to my complaints and even returns my phone calls. I trust Dr. Chiou's advice and would recommend him to any one who needs help in pain management.  Respond
RID: 2616348
13/04/13 4 4 5 5 Very easy to talk to and personable doctor. He helped me with my pain after an accident.  Respond
RID: 2609272
05/04/13 4 5 5 5 Great doctor who has helped me a lot. Staff is sometimes slow getting my refills into my pharmacy.  Respond
RID: 2604178
01/04/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Chiou is a young but extremely knowledgeable, skillful and helpful physician. I came to Dr. Chiou for a second opinion and I am very, very glad that I did! The simple injection treatments that I have received have eliminated my problem by 90%. I hope that I had gone to him in the first place. Whoever is treating you for painful condition, I suggest that you get a second opinion by Dr. Chiou and let him take care of you. You will not be disappointed. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2602663
28/03/13 5 4 5 5 I disagree with the previous reviews and have to chime in. Dr Chiou is a very caring doctor who has treated me with respect and always listens to my concerns. He is very clear with his explanation. I never waited very long to see him, much better than my previous pain doctor. I have had a great experience with Dr Chiou and he has managed my pain well! 
Insurance: Anthem
RID: 2586714
15/03/13 1 1 1 1 Office treated me like a second class citizen. Dr. Chiou needs a course on how to treat patients. He was cold and unforgiving to me, I gave him and his staff 7 months to get it right. I am still in pain and now need to go to another pain management doctor and restart a program. Please read this review and choose another doctor. Please do not use 
Insurance: United Healthcare
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
RID: 2409172
24/08/12 3 1 2 3 I can only assume the other ratings are delusional. My experience with Dr. Chiou (in the Long Beach Office) is terrible, and all the other patients in the waiting room that I have ever spoken with have, to a man, complained about his extreme lack of punctuality, yet the other raters, gave him 5's. So either they are telling untruths or in the Fountain Valley office (with the staff there who are quite nice), he acts differently. Which is entirely possible. However, in the Long Beach office, he is always late - even with the first patient of the day, keeps you waiting 4-5 times longer if you sign in late, and is not at all sympathetic. Irma, the receptionist is quite nasty, and not too swift, so you have to stand there (remember - this is pain mgmt. - for most standing is problematic - for me both that AND painful), yet she makes you wait for your prescription and/or follow-up appt. while she does whatever she is doing (playing solitaire for all I know). Why would anyone do that?  Respond
RID: 1747112
15/03/12 5 5 5 5 Well trained and conveys that confidence in the consultation. Also has a great bedside manner and is very compassionate. Seemed to care a lot about my problems and seemed passionate about treating my pain.  Respond
RID: 1462271
11/06/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Chiou is very sharp. He was a good listener who suggested many approaches to my problem. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $15
RID: 1299469
22/11/10 5 5 5 5 He is very patient and was able to explain and answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone.  Respond
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