Dr. John Cheng, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 51

Dr. John Cheng, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Aliso Viejo, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Texas Tech medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach and Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cheng to book an appointment.

Dr. Cheng

South Coast Medical Group

5 Journey Ste 130 Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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"I have been going to Dr. Cheng for about 10 years. Even though I have moved further away in those years, I come back to his location because he is excellent...."

- Bruce Trumm in Ladera Ranch, CASee more reviews

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cheng's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fever
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • X-Ray
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Cheng accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Cheng's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cheng

4.3

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1 Star
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (17)
  • Listened & answered questions (17)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (17)
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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Dr Cheng is probably one of the most genuine, knowledgeable, and caring doctors in this region. He "listens", and doesn't cut anyone short.. I have seen this first hand now for 17 years, and at 67 years old, I had several doctors prior. I live 40 miles away now, but would never switch to a closer dr to my residence. Well worth the drive to see him when needed.
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Bradley Hartstein in Long Beach, CA – Nov 19, 2017
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Doctor John Chang is a great doctor. He's very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He takes the time to listens and answers questions. He's really nice and friendly.
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Judy in Laguna Niguel, CA – Oct 18, 2017
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Poor treatment, very rude person. Super bad staff.
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Issaquah, WA – Jun 26, 2017
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I have been going to Dr. Cheng for about 10 years. Even though I have moved further away in those years, I come back to his location because he is excellent. His doctor-patient manner is the best I have experienced in all my life. He is personable, a GREAT listener, remembers our previous conversations and takes plenty of time to answer any questions. He makes one feel like they are being treated by a good friend. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Bruce Trumm in Ladera Ranch, CA – Apr 06, 2017
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Dr. John Cheng has earned my and my wife's respect. He listens, he cares, he explaines his diagnosis and the treatments he perscribes. Dr. Cheng has really proven himself during our recent biking accident. He explained our injuies, the root-cause of all our pain, and then treated us accordingly. Dr. Cheng truly cares about his patients.
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Dominic Vlasic in Ladera Ranch, CA – Feb 07, 2017
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I've seen Dr John Cheng for 18 years now. He is a great doctor. Seriously caring, compassionate, and know what he's doing. We are very satisfied his service
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Virginia in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Jan 29, 2017
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Dr. Cheng has been our family doctor for about 15 years. He has always provided us with excellent care, compassion, concern and professionalism. He's a wonderful listener and always solution oriented. His staff clearly embraces Dr. Cheng's philosophy as well!
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Liz T. in Mission Viejo, CA – Jan 11, 2017
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Dr. Cheng has been my primary physician for almost 20 years! He is so wonderful! Very caring and confident! He truly cares about his patient!!!
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Dorothy Rellaford in Foothill Ranch CA – Jan 07, 2017
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Dr. Cheng is a wonderful, patient, caring doctor. He listens, is compassionate and very caring. Simply put he is the best!
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Linda in Aliso Viejo, CA – Dec 20, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Within moments of meeting Dr. Cheng, one will be assured that he values long-lasting relationships. His relationships with his patients continue through...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Kaiser Fdn
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Kaiser LA
Residency Hospital
1998
University of California At Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1996
Kaiser LA
Internship Hospital
1995
Texas Tech
Medical School
1991
Baylor-Waco
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Minnan

Awards

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Does Dr. John Cheng, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cheng has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Cheng, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. John Cheng, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cheng frequently treats Acute Bronchitis, Bronchitis, and Acute Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cheng treats.

Where is Dr. John Cheng, MD's office located?

Dr. Cheng's office is located at 5 Journey Ste 130, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Cheng, MD speak?

Dr. Cheng speaks Chinese, Min Nan, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

South Coast Medical Group5 Journey Ste 130 Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cheng is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received