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Dr. Ruthie Chua, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 37

Dr. Chua

St. Joseph Rheumatology

900 Broadway Bldg 3 Bangor, ME 04401

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Dr. Ruthie Chua, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Bangor, ME and has been practicing for 4 years. She graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine in 2007 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(207) 907-3370

Dr. Chua accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Chua's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Chua treats this condition more than 99% 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
Limb Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua treats Limb Pain more than 99% of her peers

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

Autoimmune Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Chua's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myositis
  • 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
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ruthie Chua, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Bangor, ME and has been practicing for 4 years. She graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine in 2007 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Cntr
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Sound Shore Med Ctr of Westchester
Residency Hospital
2007
Cebu Institute of Medicine
Medical School
2003
University of the Philippines
Undergraduate School
2015
2013
2007
2003

Languages

  • Filipino
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chua's Reviews

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I have so much wrong with me so I won't list it all. Lupus being the main monster. Dr Chua has been absolutely amazing. I was nervous that she was to young but I think that might be her advantage. She has saved my life more then once and I'm so great full to have to her as my dr.
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Was referred by my physician for ongoing joint pain, symptoms and lab results. She spent maybe 10 minutes with me- didn't do a physical exam, no reflexes, etc. She raced through, talking very fast, dismissing any arthritic possibility and giving false information (claimed RA usually only involves one joint, and also that because I was RA- I could not have it; both blatantly false.) Poor treatment to patient. Unusual for St. Joseph's. Recommend you ask for the other two rheumatologists instead.
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Dr. Chua listens to her patients and when she tells you what you got you better know she is right even before tests. I was told I had RA by other doctors and Dr. Chua knew right away I had osteoarthritis. She had x-rays, blood tests done to confirm it. I am so pleased at her knowledge and her demeanor. I couldn't have been referred to a better doctor as far as I am concerned.
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