Dr. Chitra Manickam, MD

Dr. Chitra Manickam, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Manickam performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 34% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 29% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 28% of peers

Dr. Manickam's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Manickam's bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Manickam "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."

2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

55  Conditions Treated

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12  Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Manickam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Manickam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Manickam to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Manickam's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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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