Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Dr. Puja Chitkara, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 44
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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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chitkara performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Chitkara's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

65  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

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

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chitkara to family and friends
20 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

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 (5)

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...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...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...more
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Dr. Chitkara is amazing; she absolutely cares about her patients! I feel so grateful to have such a wonderful Rheumatologist.
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