Dr. Chitra Manickam, MD

Dr. Chitra Manickam, MD

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Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
41 y/o
(5)

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Dr. Chitra Manickam, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Tacoma, WA. She specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.Read her story

MultiCare Rheumatology Specialists

1901 S Cedar St Ste 201

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Manickam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Manickam treats Arthritis more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Manickam treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Manickam treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Manickam treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Manickam treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Manickam treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Manickam's conditions and procedures:

Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Spine
Arthrocentesis
Autoimmune Diseases
Biological Therapy
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Density Scan
Bone Disorders
Bursa Injection
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Injection of Tendon
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Injection
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Purpura
Raynaud's Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sarcoidosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Synvisc® Injection
Systemic Sclerosis
Temporal Arteritis
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Trigger Finger
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I chose rheumatology because it is a very challenging and interesting field. Most of my patients need long-term management and close follow ups. I enjoy working with my patients as a team, and providing them the best treatment to improve their quality of life.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • University Hospitals Case Western Reserve
    Fellowship Hospital
  • St Vincent Charity Hosp/Case Western Resrv U
    Residency Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
    Medical School

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • English

Awards

Dr. Manickam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Manickam

3.4

Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(3)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
40%
(2)

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Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Manickam's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Manickam is fantastic! She explained my condition in great detail, which no one has ever done before. She took the time to make sure I understood the whole picture. Her demeanor is so pleasant, I felt like I was talking to a friend!
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The absolute best Dr visit I've had in years. Very focused on getting me better. Very thorough with explaining what's going on. She is leaving the multicare system in January, I've already contacted her new employer requesting to be one of her patients. Anthony Williams
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus Test POS II
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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