Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 44
(15)
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Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD
Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Chula Vista, CA. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Chitkara is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

765 Medical Center Ct Ste 216

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Contact Information

(619) 623-3000

Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Accepted insurance

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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.
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Dr. Chitkara's Experience

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Dr. Chitkara's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • 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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chitkara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chitkara's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chitkara to family and friends
3.9
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Chitkara's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Chula Vista, CA |
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.
in Menifee, CA |
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 father's pleas for a reduction in medication. I blame all the pharmaceutical reps I've seen welcomed to your office. And I blame myself for not taking the initiative to stop him from seeing you.
in Santee, CA |
Dr. Chitkara is amazing; she absolutely cares about her patients! I feel so grateful to have such a wonderful Rheumatologist.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chitkara accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card 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)
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chitkara has admitting privileges

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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