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SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Hernan P. Castro-Rueda, MD

4.7 out of 5 (88 Ratings)
Specialty
  • Rheumatology
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
Address
Mission Heritage Medical Group
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 151
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Mission Heritage Medical Group
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 151
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 347-6044
Fax
(949) 347-6069

More Information

Website
www.missionheritage.com
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Rheumatology
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Catholic University of Cordoba- Argentina
    • Internship
      Cook County Hospital- Chicago, IL
    • Residency
      Cook County Hospital- Chicago, IL
    • Fellowship
      University of California- San Diego, CA
    • Board Certification
      Rheumatology
    • Board Certification
      Internal Medicine
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    After obtaining an MD from the Catholic University of Cordoba School of Medicine in Argentina, Dr. Castro-Rueda performed research in arthritis at Northwestern University School of Medicine and at the University of Michigan. He then completed his residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and subsequently a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of California San Diego.

    After his fellowship, Dr. Castro-Rueda was appointed Clinical Instructor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and previously was in practice in the field of rheumatology at Carle Physician Group in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. He is currently a member of the American College of Rheumatology and has published several papers on rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

    He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and treats patients with different forms of arthritis and a wide spectrum of other rheumatic diseases. Dr. Castro-Rueda is fluent in Spanish and English.

    Awards
    • OC Magazine Top Doctors - 2016
    Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 27-Oct-2018
    I have recommended
    7-Oct-2018
    The entire staff went above and beyond to get me scheduled for an appointment, provide treatment, and any subsequent follow-up care. Thank you all very much...
    30-Aug-2018
    Excellent doctor. Very caring.
    29-Aug-2018
    I do feel to some degree I'm being brought in when not necessary, considering the medicine I'm receiving. I know they administer other infusions that have far more side effects but it's a lot of money from my deductible to have me come in to tell them I have no problems. I'm an RN I get there can be complications, but I feel I'm a money maker for them.
    20-Aug-2018
    *Dr. Castro-Rueda, has helped me tremendously he is a friendly, courteous and knowledgeable doctor that threw his through testing has found that I had a condition that need attention that had NOT been diagnosed prior, thank you, *Dr. Castro. He is a caring dr. and I am very pleased to be his patient.
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