Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

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Dr. Timothy Chong, MD
Dr. Timothy Chong, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Chong is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway.

4510 Executive Dr Ste 210

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 453-7700

Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

Dr. Timothy Chong, MD

Accepted insurance

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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

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

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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

  • 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

Dr. Chong does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Chong and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Chong's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chong to family and friends
3.0
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Chong's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Escondido, CA |
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.
in San Diego, CA |
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.
in Santee, CA |
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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Dr. Chong accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chong has admitting privileges

Palomar Medical Center Poway
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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