Ying Gu, MD

Ying Gu, MD

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
Practice
Ying Gu, MD

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Personal Statement

Growing up in a medically-oriented family I always dreamed to become a doctor as a child. My dream came true after I graduated from Xian Medical University, one of the top ten medical schools in China in 1982 and became a doctor in the state hospital. However, after three years of clinical work I was overwhelmed with sadness watching my young patients with leukemia succumb to the disease. I felt that I needed to learn more. In 1986, I returned to Xian Medical University as a Hematology fellow. After finishing the training I worked as a hematologist in patients care as well as research on leukemia. In 1996, I went to Stockholm University, Sweden there for medical research. One year later I came to the USA and completely immersed as a medical research fellow. My focus was in the biochemistry and the molecular biology aspects of cancers and AIDS. My research work has been published in peer review journals, such as Journal of Biological Chemistry. From August 2001 to May 2006 I was a faculty member at the Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Despite these accomplishments, I missed the personal interaction with patients, hence my journey to become a licensed physician in the US. I completed my family physician residency training in Provident-Cook-County-Loyola Family Medicine Program in 2010. While there, I treated a wide variety of patient populations and illnesses, and I loved my job as a primary care physician. But during this period both my parents became ill, my father passed away after several years of suffering, and my mother is still in a vegetable state. I decided that this fast growing older population needs special care. so I went back Loyola University to get my Geriatric training and graduated in June of 2012.

I am very happy to move to Houston to be closer to my family and start my practice. My mission is to treat the whole family as a unit and to serve the community. I especially have compassion for the elderly and I like the fast pace of urgent care. I feel reward when seeing the patients’ rapid response to treatment. My clinic accepts patients of all ages, with appointment or walks in, and provides medical services to patients with insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or if without insurance, at a minimal charge. My philosophy is “treat patient as a human being not a disease" and “mindful of their suffering”. I care about you, and I will do whatever I can to keep your wellbeing.

Gender

Female

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Insurance Plans

  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS Medicare
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice - CHIP (Children's Health Ins. Program)
  • Community Health Choice - STAR (Medicaid)
  • HealthSmart - Accel Network PPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - National POS
  • Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • MHealth Choice
  • MultiPlan - PPO
  • PHCS - PPO
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Texas True Choice - HMO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network - NTW
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - Evercare Medicare
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Optum Health
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • United Healthcare - Texas - Star
  • WorkLink

Medical School

Xian Medical University (1982)

Residency

Cook County-Provident-Loyola Family Medicne Residency (2010)

Fellowship

Geriatric Fellowship, Loyola/Va (2012)

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • AAFP

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes

Available Appointments

Ying Gu, MD

6609 W Sam Houston Pkwy S. Ste 98 Houston, TX 77072 (832) 433-7159

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