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Waihong Chung, MD, PhD

4.9 out of 5 (113 Ratings)



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About Waihong Chung

Waihong Chung, MD, PhD earned his Bachelor of Science with High Distinction in Biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He proceeded to earn his medical degree and his doctorate degree in Pathobiology from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. After completing his internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY, Dr. Chung furthered his medical training and completed a research fellowship at the division of Gastroenterology at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. Dr. Chung has published extensively in various peer-reviewed scientific journals and his research has also been reported in the national media, including the U.S. News.

Dr. Chung was initially drawn to the field of medicine by his strong interest in biology and physiology. While attending medical school, Dr. Chung realized that nothing else filled his life with a greater sense of purpose and satisfaction than listening to his patients, reflecting on their experiences, and guiding them through their recovery process. He is a firm believer in evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making. It is his goal as a physician to help his patients demystify their illnesses, digest relevant clinical research, and devise a treatment plan that is consistent with their overall goals and values. Dr. Chung has received countless commendations from his patients throughout his training for his unique ability to explain even the most complex medical concepts in an unambiguous and accessible manner.

When not at work, Dr. Chung enjoys quahogging in the summer as well as sledding with his children in the wintertime, and also indulging in different culinary arts.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Gastroenterology

    208 Mill Road 2nd Floor
    Fairhaven, MA 02719

    P: 508-973-2661

    Get Directions 41.6545118 -70.88430519999997

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Patient Comments (40)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • I was brought in a few minutes before my scheduled appointment. Everyone is so nice there and friendly. They make you feel so comfortable. Dr. Chung spoke to me of the goals we are aiming for and asked if I wanted to speak to a nutritional specialist to help with my condition. He is very thorough and helpful and puts you right at ease. I don't think there is anything you can improve with Dr. Chung or his staff. The receptionist I saw on my checkout was also so kind and helpful. They're awesome there!!

  • Dr Chung was great, well prepared, and explained everything in great detail. I am so happy that my medical problem of 20 years may be corrected simply and in short time. We will see. All the staff from checking in, nurse, and office staff were very personable and so nice

  • He is very informative. He answers all your questions and verifies that you know exactly what he is informing you of. I love that he states if you need anything to call the office or send a note.

  • Dr. Chung is very kind and caring and patient very knowledgeable and I am very happy with the care. He is given me and also my husband who is a patient of his.

  • Took time for me and my health and was very helpful

  • Dr. Chung and the office staff were pleasant, timely and empathetic. They were wonderful and patient.

  • Can't think of anything. It was my first visit.

  • My daughter accompany me as I am deaf (I do wear hearing aids) and I am loosing my vision. We both were so impressed with his knowledge of what I had had done years ago (actually explained that what was done was the right thing at the time for what I needed). He asked specific questions so he could come up with a plan to figure out what was happening to me and how we could do that. Immediately set up stool test and on Oct 26 a colonoscopy. I am more than happy as I have been suffering with this for a long time thinking it was something else. Very grateful to Dr Chung and his nurse.

  • Everyone at all of my Southcoast Dr.'s offices are awesome and are always so nice, helpful, pleasant and professional! A+ in my book! Thank you!

  • Dr. Chung is an amazing doctor!!! He is intelligent, kind and explains everything perfectly. I am very lucky to have him for my GI doc…. But mostly Southcoast is very lucky to have him on their staff!!! I would also like to mention how great the staff is in that office, they treat everyone with kindness and Patience is awesome at her job. Balloons too the entire office!u00A0

  • Dr chung is very smart and caring and I feel very well taken care of

  • Dr. Chung was thorough and took the time to explain my health situation with me as well as to explain what the best treatment would be.

  • Dr. Chung is very knowledgeable and listened to my concerns. He explained everything very well.

  • Dr. Chung was easy to talk to and is a good listener. He put my mind at ease .

  • Dr. Chung is an excellent GI physician. He is polite, kind and courteous. He is patient and a very good listener. Dr Chung spoke in clinical ways for me to understand. He uses paper to make diagrams for better understanding of anatomy. He provided clear advice...Dr Chung speaks loud volumes as a provider with Southcoast. I am grateful he is now my provider. Thank you.

  • This medical office is outstanding. Dr. Chung is awesome. He takes the time to listen and explain with care, understanding, and just great medical advice!!

  • I am always impressed with Dr.Chung's bedside manner & knowledge! I was referred to him from my PCP & he prescribed 1 medicine that improved my overall health! He took his time and always listened to any concerns I had.

  • Dr Chung finally did something to listen to my issues and provide possible solutions necessary

  • Always explain me everything for me this is very important I'm very satisfied with the service..thank you ..

  • Dr. Chung was an excellent physician, was very informative, very gentle and had a game plan that was workable. Thank you. Bye.

  • Dr. Chung was most encouraging and knowledgable concerning my symptoms. He was kind, and thoughtful and very informative. It was comforting to have such a compasionate and caring Doctor and kind staff. Though my symptoms are complex, I feel I will finally receive excellent care concerning my health needs. Thank you, [Name] [Name]

  • Dr. Chung is very informed before he even sees the patient, comes in spends as much time, and answers questions as needed. Very patient and highly recommended. Thank you.

  • Dr Chung has been extremely helpful and completed a dilation in November that has significantly improved my health. I was constantly coughing and clearing throat and have drastically improved since. Previous drs attributed my coughing to allergies so I've spent several years dealing with this issue. I'm very happy to have found Dr Chung.

  • Dr. Chung is so kind and caring. Very informative with great listening skills. I truly felt heard for the first time since I started having an issue. Dr Chung took the time to really listen and help me navigate through my fears. He explained everything in great detail and is just an overall amazing doctor. So very thankful I have him on my care team now.

  • I was seen in a timely manneru00A0

  • I was impressed! Dr Chung He is everything I read about him. When he walked in he was smiling and knew my medical's doctors ask SO WHY ARE YOU HERE Or tell me what's going on… Dr chung sat and explained everything as to what is wrong and how to make things more comfortable

  • Dr. Chung was awesome. He was patient and informative.

  • The portion of the system with which I dealt struck me as a well oiled machine, manned by pleasant & professional people.Good job :) .

  • I was so comfortable talking with this doctor and the way he explain things to me made me feel very comfortable and yes and he explained everything very well very easy to understand I highly recommend him

  • Left with appointments to do some tests that will make sure I have the right diagnosis . I also left knowing what my diagnosis if correct will entail in the future. Had a Dr that explained everything. Great experience!

  • Dr. Chung was great!! My first time seeing him and he was very informed on my medical history. He was able to resolve a long time concern I had.

  • Dr. Chung was very knowledgeable and caring and professional. He was very patient, answered all my questions and I'm very happy with the quality of the care.

  • Dr explain well my medical history

  • When I called to make an app With Dr Chung I was given an appointment over 6 months away in October 2023. This was disheartening as you can imagine. But I was put on a cancellation list and received a call in a couple of days with todays appointment. Faith restored!

  • He was very kind and he explained things so they were easy to understand. I felt comfortable with Dr Chung

  • I felt the provider was very thorough and had knowledge of what was in my chart before entering the room. He showed me pictures from previous X-rays and ultrasounds and explained them, as well as drawing a diagram to make it easier for me to see.

  • Excellent analysis of my health issues and a plan going forward.

  • Great care and easy to understand awesome Dr Chung thank you

  • Dr Chung drew a diagram of my problem for me to understand better it and discussed what we could do for plan B if the first one didn't work.

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