Ihong Chen, MD

Dr. Chen chose the field of Internal Medicine because he enjoys caring for his patients and helping them find answers to their health issues.

“I grew up fascinated by the Sherlock Holmes character, and the way author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endowed the character with unique observation skills. Doyle also invented many investigative techniques for Sherlock that are still used by real-life, modern-day detectives.  I like to solve problems and an Internal Medicine physician is like a medical detective using sophisticated tools, tests, knowledge and a hypothetical “magnifying glass” to discover medical clues and formulate solutions.”

Dr. Chen works with his patients to keep them healthy by focusing on preventative medicine, lifestyle choices, and educating them to know their important health numbers such as cholesterol and blood pressure. He not only enjoys caring for them, but he truly cares about them as well.

Away from the office, Dr. Chen enjoys working with computers, fruit tree gardening, and listening to country music.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Education

Type:
Medical Education
Institution:
University of Texas Medical School - San Antonio
Date Completed:
1988
Type:
Internship
Institution:
St Paul Hospital
Date Completed:
1989
Type:
Residency
Institution:
St Paul Hospital
Date Completed:
1991

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations

MemorialCare Network

Health Plans

Accepts most major PPO, EPO and POS health plans
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Aetna HMO
Provider Number:
660590
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Anthem Blue Cross HMO
Provider Number:
YFR013
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Blue Shield 65 Plus HMO
Provider Number:
00A497211
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Blue Shield HMO
Provider Number:
00A497211
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Cigna HMO
Provider Number:
6302189013
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Health Net HMO
Provider Number:
051033
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Health Net Seniority Plus
Provider Number:
051033
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Provider Number:
209032
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
SCAN
Provider Number:
22903
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Traditional Medicare
Provider Number:
N/A
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
UnitedHealthcare AARP Medicare Complete
Provider Number:
256790028
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Provider Number:
256790028
Accepting New Patients:
Yes