Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 44
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Chula Vista, CA. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

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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Top Care Areas

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chitkara "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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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
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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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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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
3.8
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Chitkara's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in SAN DIEGO CA |
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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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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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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