Witnessing a family member’s hospice journey first-hand, Jerry felt a calling to provide this specialized type of care. He was touched by the compassionate care that was provided within the home, but felt he could give even more to patients and their families. As a result, Jerry is fully committed to providing a high level of service and believes in treating all patient families like his own.
Dr. Chung believes as much care should be provided at the end of a patient’s life as during that lifetime. While the type of care changes from preventive and curative to palliative, it is no less important and does a great deal to enhance the quality of life at the journey’s end.
In his role as Medical Director since 2005, Dr. Chung oversees the management of our clinical staff, patient care and quality improvement initiatives.
Dr. Chung joined Katy Internal Medicine Associates in 2007. Receiving his medical education in Oklahoma City from the University of Oklahoma’s Health Science Center, Dr. Chung graduated magna cum laude in 1995 with a major in microbiology and a minor in biochemistry. He then completed three years of post-graduate training in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Chung is board certified in internal medicine with special interests in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preventative medicine.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Chung now lives in Katy with his wife and two young children. Dr. Chung is a connoisseur of the fine arts and exotic foods and enjoys tennis, golf, skiing, and ballroom dancing.
Debbie believes wholeheartedly that every person, no matter income level, race or religion, has the right to spend the last of their journey with dignity and without pain. She advocates for patients by working with insurance companies and governmental agencies and will move mountains to get patients the care and equipment they need.
Debbie has over 30 years experience in the business arena. She was appointed to the Workgroup on Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) created by President George Herbert Walker Bush. This task force was given the mission from President Bush to develop common standards that could be used for healthcare cards, information databases and the processing of insurance claims. Debbie also has extensive experience in creating and participating in volunteer programs in the healthcare industry.