Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
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Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Chula Vista, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Dibrugarth University Assam Med College in 1997 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

765 Medical Center Ct Ste 216

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Contact Information

(619) 623-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

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. Chitkara's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitkara treats Arthritis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Chitkara treats this condition more than 100% of her 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
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitkara treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Chitkara treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Chitkara 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

Dr. Chitkara's conditions and procedures:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Behçet's Disease
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
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
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Systemic Sclerosis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Finger
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

At CARE rheumatology, our mission is to provide the most compassionate care to our patients with arthritis and rheumatologic conditions, and to work together with our patients, their families, and our referring physicians to improve patient outcomes.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • 2006
    National Institute Of Health
    Fellowship Hospital
    2006
  • 2004
    St. Lukes Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    2004
  • 2001
    St Luke's Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    2001
  • 1997
    Dibrugarth University Assam Med College
    Medical School
    1997
  • 1990
    India
    Undergraduate School
    1990

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chitkara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chitkara

3.9

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(14)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(5)

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Was completely thorough with all possible tests and was very quick to inform me of the results asap. Has continued to provide treatment neccessary and follow up very quickly. The whole office staff has been sohelpful and always kind!
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I have to say that Dr. Chitkara and Amanda are the nicest, most professional, and compassionate doctors I have come across. There is nothing more insuring, when your in pain, that someone takes the time to understand you and explains the details of your condition. Everyone at this office is...Read More
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I CALLED AND MAKE AN APPOINTMMENT I SPECIFICALLY ASK THE RECEPTIONIST IF THEY TAKE MY INSURANCE SHE INFORM ME THAT YES I WAS OK MY APPOINTMENT WAS 3 MONTHS AWAY FROM THE TIME I CALLED. WITHIN THE 3 MONTHS THEY STOPPED TAKING MY INSURANCE AND THEY DIDN'T INFORM ME OR CALL ME TO LET ME KNOW, I WOULD...Read More
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Dr. Chitkara is both caring and competent. She listens! She is sparing with medications and monitors results carefully.. The wait time is brief, and the staff members are unfailingly pleasant and helpful.
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I'm writing a review in place of my father who died under the care of Dr. Chitkara. Without going into details, be careful of the drugs and prescriptions she pushes on you. Dr. Chitkara, while I cannot directly blame you for his death under the circumstances. I do blame you for ignoring my...Read More
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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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