Michelle Chu, MDFamily Medicine
“I believe that it is a privilege for a patient to allow a physician to take care of him/her. I welcome open communication, patient’s understanding of their condition, and then participation in decisions for their care. To me, a partnership between doctor and patients is essential for good care. To be comprehensive, a doctor needs to consider patient’s emotional, psychosocial as well as physical health. For the young people, besides being their doctor, I would like to help them realize their potential, close the generation gap, and be proud of who they are culturally. I also strongly believe in preventive care. It is better to prevent illness from happening and to treat them.”
- Family Medicine
Areas of Expertise
- Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
- Preventive Care/Diabetic Care
- Sports Medicine/Musculoskeletal Pain
- Women’s Health
Providence Hospital – Georgetown University
University of Virginia Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Hospital Affiliated With
Inova Fairfax Hospital
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
1996 – Present
Community outreach service and education are very important to Dr. Chu. She has also mentored high school and college students (PA, NP, MA students) from North Virginia Community College. She also enjoys working with young people, guiding them to correct career choices and giving them an inspiring, fun, and adventurous view of medicine. Dr. Chu has also watched over picnics, sports competitions, and fairs at church for help with stabilizing minor injuries, such as people passing out at church. She enjoys the outdoors such as going apple picking, picnics and watching her kids play soccer and tennis. Dr. Chu also likes to bake and to try cooking new dishes.
Dr. Chu is a board-certified family medicine physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. She attended the University of Virginia – for both her undergraduate and medical school years. It was here that she discovered her love for family medicine. Upon graduation, she completed her internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Following her residency, Dr. Chu finally began doing what she loves: practicing family medicine and helping patients in need. She cared for patients at a practice in Fairfax, Virginia until she relocated in 2002.
Dr. Chu founded The Grace Family Practice in 2002, and since then has treated countless patients from various backgrounds. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and has used her language skills to form strong connections with the diverse, multicultural, and multilingual families that live in the Northern Virginia area. She believes that strong communication is essential to good medicine, and always ensures that her patients are well-informed during each step of their diagnosis and treatment. With her signature optimism, humor, and cordiality, she continually strives to treat each patient who comes to her asking for help in a caring, professional, dedicated, and comprehensive manner.
Dr. Chu’s decision to remain local to the highly culturally diverse area in which she grew up is a reflection of the great passion she has for her community and her roots. She lives in Falls Church with her husband and three children. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and cultivating both her cultural and spiritual growth with her parish community.