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Giving back to the community. St. Joseph Health System Office

Hernan P. Castro-Rueda, MD

4.7 out of 5 (98 Ratings)
Specialty
  • Rheumatology
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish
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
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • 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
    Rheumatology - 2008
    Internal Medicine - 2007
  • 23-Apr-2018
    Dr. C-R - appears to be knowledgeable and caring. He eased my concerns when he was able to diagnose a very painful condition.
    13-Apr-2018
    I don't have any complaints
    19-Mar-2018
    The doctor answered all my questions. He gave me his card to call him if I had any additional questions or concerns about my procedure that I thought of later. He was generous with his time with me.
    28-Feb-2018
    *Dr. Castro-Rueda is exceptional in his communication style. He is caring & compassionate and knowledgeable.
    28-Nov-2017
    *Dr. Castro is the BEST.
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