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Dr. Peggy Chen, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Chen

Peggy Chen MD

1018 Water St Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Dr. Peggy Chen, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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(831) 464-7000

Dr. Chen accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Local Access Plus HMO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Chen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Fibromyalgia more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 94% of her peers

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

Autoimmune Diseases
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high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acupuncture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Peggy Chen, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1996
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chen

3.0

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Dr. Chen is a funny combination. I've been to her many times over the years. I would say, don't go to her for empathy or good bedside manner. She can be abrupt and not warm. Having said that, she seems technically very good to me. She always spends time diagnosing thoroughly. She came up with a couple of solutions to a chronic pain problem that no other doctor suggested. She also has stuck with me when I'm injured, trying different things until we found something that worked.
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Dr. Chen ‘saved’ me from bilateral sciatic pain in 2014. I kept telling the neurologist the meds were not helping. Finally I sought other help and Dr. Chen’s program of acupuncture alternated with massage, broke the pain cycle. Her PT gave me stretching exercises I still do. I am seeing her for another issue and look forward to relief. I, as a retired RN, appreciate her straightforward communication and involvement of patents in their plan of care.
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