Dr. Tien-I Su, MD

Rheumatology •  Female • Age 45
  
Dr. Su
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

12456 Washington Blvd Whittier, CA 90602

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(562) 758-0820

Dr. Tien-I Su, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Whittier, CA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Su has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of California At Los Angeles medical school in 2005. She is affiliated with medical facilities PIH Health Downey Hospital and PIH Health Whittier Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Su to book an appointment.


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Dr. Su accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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Silver Advantage-CA PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
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CaliforniaCare HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Direct Access PPO
Pathway X Guided Access HMO
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Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
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Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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GEHA
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Employer Group HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
SmartCare HMO
WholeCare Network HMO
Humana
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Simplifi
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Navigate POS
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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Su treats Arthritis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Su treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Gout
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Su treats Gout more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Su treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Osteoarthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Su treats Osteoarthritis more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Su treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Su treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Su treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Sjögren's Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Su treats Sjögren's Syndrome more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Su treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Su treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Su treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Su's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

Dr. Su's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Su

3.7

Based on 12 ratings

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Dr. Su is an extraordinary Rheumatologist. Five years ago I was in extreme pain. I was unable to open a door, hold a pencil or even walk without pain. It was a difficult time in my life and it was affecting my career. After testing Dr. Su diagnosed me with having Rheumatoid Arthritis. She started me on treatment and honestly saved my life. THANK YOU! She is a compassionate doctor and extremely knowledgeable. The patient portal makes it very easy to communicate. The staff is very friendly and courteous. I would recommend her to anyone who needs compassionate care.
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Paige Nelson – Sep 17, 2020
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I have not seen Dr. Su, but the reception for appointment made me sick, not only I have to wait three and half months to see Dr. Su but she even told me my appointment is not firm might be cancelled, then why we need appointment? The reception even hang up my phone, how rude the receptionist!
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Apr 26, 2019
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Highly recommend dr. Su! My mother was misdiagnosed by her primary dr and Dr. Su was the one to get her off meds she did not need. So thankful for her thoroughness and care for mom. Also love her positivity and bed side manner. We need more drs like her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cherilynn M in CA – Aug 29, 2018
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I went misdiagnosed & given wrong treatments for almost two years, almost resulting in death. I went for 2nd option since my Rheumatologist would not test for anything else & said I had AS. As I suspected my 2nd opinion results came back negative for AS. I found Dr. Tien Su through my pain mngmt. doc. After listening to me she asked if I’ve ever been checked for Lupus. I have seen her X3 & I am so impressed. She not only correctly diagnosed me but calls & answer quest. She is awesome! Thanks
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Tami in La Habra, CA – May 08, 2018
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Dr. Su was very knowledgable and took a lot of time listening and examining me. She made sure I understood everything as we went through my exam and consultation. She is very kind and has a comforting demeanor. I would recommend her to anyone!
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LAGray in Buena Park CA – Sep 30, 2016
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Dr. Su was very thorough and knowledgeable. She understands the concerns of the patient. Dr. Su was willing to listen to all my concerns. I would recommend Dr. Su to those who want a patient doctor.
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Biography

Dr. Tien-I Su, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Whittier, CA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Su has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in her area. She gradu...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2010
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Olive View-Ucla Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
2006
Olive View-Ucla Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
2005
University of California At Los Angeles
Medical School
Uc-Davis
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center12456 Washington Blvd Whittier, CA 90602
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Affiliated Hospitals

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PIH Health Downey Hospital

Downey, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

Whittier, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)