Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Dr. Timothy Chong, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Univ Of Hi J a Burns Sch Med in 2006 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, and more.

4510 Executive Dr Ste 210

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers
more than 84% of peers
Ankylosing Spondylitis
more than 71% of peers

Dr. Chong'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.

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

26  Conditions Treated

9  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.


  • Univ Of Hi J a Burns Sch Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Queens Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Michigan Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chong has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chong's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chong to family and friends
10 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chong's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

This MD is only interested in getting you off opioids. Upped my Gabapentin (Neurotin) and I had MAJOR issues. When I went in he thought it was odd I had issues since I had been on 300mg (upped to 600) but he did NOT up me by 100 at a time. This drug makes you a zombie until you can wean off. Also...more
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I was referred to him by my primary doc and because he's so close to home, I ignored the reviews. HUGE MISTAKE! He is without a doubt the worst doctor I've ever encountered! He expresses no emotion and won't personally engage with his patients. I had a medication regiment that was effective for...more
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I like Dr T. Chung. He took the time during initial consult to hear my answers to his questions. He has a friendly, warm 'bedside' manner. His decisions about how to treat my pain were thoughtful and considered.
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Nicest and best doctor I meet. I had back pain for two years, and yesterday I got my lumbar epidural steroid injection. My back is already better. The injection was not painful at all. I recommend Dr. Chong. He has the latest equipments to give the injection correctly.
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The worse and most unfriendly Dr. I have ever been to. I don't think he knows how to smile. I had rather suffer than see him again.
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