Dr. Hernan Castro-Rueda, MD

Dr. Hernan Castro-Rueda, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Hernan Castro-Rueda, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Mission Viejo, CA. He is 45 years old.

26732 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 151

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information

(949) 347-6044

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Dr. Castro-Rueda does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


Read More


  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Castro-Rueda's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castro-Rueda to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Castro-Rueda's Performance
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  • 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 (11)
in Trabuco Canyon, CA |
I feel very fortunate to have Dr.Castro as my rheumatologist. My arthritis has been hard to diagnose because of the various symptoms I'm having. Dr. Castro has been very thorough with his evaluations. He has consulted with other doctors to get their opinions and I really appreciate that. I now have relief for the first time in years. I never feel rushed and he always answers all my questions and explains it in a way that I as a nonmedical person understands.I'm lucky to have have him as my dr.
San Juan Capistrano, CA |
Dr. Castro has been my doctor for close to 10 years. He is absolutely amazing. He knows everything there is to know about my condition and how it presents itself in my body, which says a lot since SLE is so confusing and hard to diagnose. He is great at listening and has always taken the time to make sure that everything is okay. I wouldn't be go anywhere else.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
He is the only doctor that was able to help me find the roots of my medical problems - I went to commissions of doctors at USC the best of the best in search of answers....without any results. He found my problem and in a very short time. He is THE BEST IN HIS FIELD.
If I could rate under 1 start, I would. This doctor was extremely rushed and did not listen to a thing I said. He was abrupt and distracted every time I came in. I was a compliant patient and he still treated me as if I were a nascence. The office staff on the other hand was very friendly and his assistant was pleasant and listened, that is until the Doctor hurried her out of the room. I would not go back if he was the last rheumatologist in mission viejo.
Laguna Niguel, CA |
I went to see this doctor, then a couple days later I told him I had slight pain in my eye, and he called me the next day, the pain was gone, but insisted any sort of eye pain was an emergency and I needed to go to the ER. I went to the ER, and they had no idea why the doctor told me to go there, told me it was not an emergency and to see my primary care doctor. This useless visit cost me $550.
in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
I am free of the pain I endured for a very long, but thanks to Dr. Castro who helped me not only to be pain free but to sleep comfortably at night without suffering. I have recommended him to many of my friends who are exhibiting signs of arthritis of any sort. the staff is amazing and the doctor is kind and knowledgeable.
in Laguna Woods, CA |
Dr. Castro took the time needed to answer my why questions, which made me feel comfortable in how I should treat my body.
in Laguna Woods, CA |
He is the best Doctor. very kind, caring and super good at what he does. He helped save my life twice in the last 2 years!
in San Clemente, Ca |
AVery caring and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him.
in Laguna Niguel |
Dr. Castro- Rueda has a great bedside manner. He is very thorough and I did not feel rushed at all. He is very knowledgeable and takes time to explain the medical speak.
in san Juan capistrano ca |
I have never seen such an un-professional, difficult, moody doctor with such a huge ego. I seriously think he needs to pack his bags and get out of medicine. This Dr (if you want to call him that) has an large ego and for no reason. I think he badgers his patiets to come in for office visits because of his lack of clientele. Very different than the other true professionals at Mission Internal Medical Group. Believe me--He won't last long at that group. Don't walk from this doctor---RUN!
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Dr. Castro-Rueda accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Castro-Rueda has admitting privileges

Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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