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Dr. Harchetan Sandhu, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 47

  36 Reviews
Dr. Sandhu

Singh Singh Mds

1488 East Ave Ste 130 Chico, CA 95926

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Dr. Harchetan Sandhu, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Chico, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Punjab State Medical Faculty in 1996 and specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Sandhu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Simplifi
TriWest Champus
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sandhu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandhu treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sandhu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandhu treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sandhu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandhu treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sandhu treats this condition more than 100% of his 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

Dr. Sandhu's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sandhu

3.2

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
47.22222222222222%
(17)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(2)
1 Star
38.888888888888886%
(14)

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Run away!!!! First you have to get a referal from Ampla doctors or primary care which takes them forever (Sandhu's office) to get you in. Then doctor Sandhu puts you on Simponi (which he administers in office) this did not work very well after 2 weeks I called and he gave me prednisone said this should reset me, nope did nothing. He told me to wait for next infusion (6 wks away) I was very crippled by then and he gave me simponi again. same thing did not work longer than 2 weeks. I asked for Remicade which always works for me but he does not have that in his office. So in other words he was too lazy to have someone call an infusion center and set me or maybe he wanted me to be crippled!!!! I will tell you what I did... I now drive 2 hours away to have the Remicade which was yesterday and today I am 70% back to normal and going to get better every day now. So you make your own decision!
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Not sure what the problem is, but the office staff has been consistantly derisive and Dr. Harchetan Sandhu let my prescription lapse resulting in a joint destroying flare up. I've left his practice and am seeking services elsewhere. This entails significant travel time, but is worth it.
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I have been seeing Dr. Sandhu for over 13 years. He is very knowledgeable and listens carefully to my concerns and problems. I have had RA for 15 years. He is very careful and conscientious with my health. I was on a medication that had a chance of affecting my eyes. He made me get regular eye exams and caught that it affected my eyes even though the odds were less than a percent. I have a great deal of respect for this doctor. He sees hundreds of patients and always remembers details about me. He is one of the best Rheumatologists I have encountered. Don’t believe the negative feedback. Angela Peters
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Dr Sandhu has been my mothers RA doctor for many years. Always been very professional and spent time as needed with her. She has had her ups and downs but he has always pulled her through and I would like to thank Dr Sandhu for all he has done. Best Denise Thomas
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I would give negative stars if I could. I was massively sick and he told me to stop drinking diet soda and get some exercise. I left his office in tears. I ended up being dx with Lyme by far more competent doctors and getting the treatment I needed. I am better now no thanks to him and his ignorance. I would never see him again nor recommend him.
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Dr sandghu has been an amazing doctor he is listens and makes sure all my questions and health needs are addressed
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Does not believe Lyme Disease is even in CA. Very arrogant. He dismissed my CDC lab positive test results, due to him not feeling it was a legit lab. Igenex specializes in testing tick born illness. Then he dismissed my positive lab results for ANA, RNC and others for autoimmune. Due to him not liking my well respected neurologist. He told me my problems would be solved if I went Off my current medications! Truly a God complex. I refuse to ever step into his office again.
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Only Rheumatologist in a large area and he knows it! Went to see him re: a massive RA Flare and desperate for help. He is rude, dismisses you, arrogant and in my opinion, doesn't go out of his way to treat you with respect or curtiousy at all. Took me 3 mo. For an app. after crawling thru hoops bc per the receptionist, they had no sooner appts avai. for a patient clearly dealing with major inflammation & uncontrolled RA. To my surprise all 3 times I went office was totally empty! Don't go here!
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Office is unresponsive
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Biography

Dr. Harchetan Sandhu, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Chico, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Punjab State Medical Faculty in 1996 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1996
Punjab State Medical Faculty
Medical School
1996

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Oroville Hospital

Oroville, CA

54% Patient experience rating, 15% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)