Hernan P. Castro-Rueda, MD

4.7 out of 5
  • Rheumatology
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Mission Heritage Medical Group
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Suite 151
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients

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

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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
    • Board Certification
      Internal Medicine
  • 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.

    • OC Magazine Top Doctors - 2016
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 30-Aug-2018
    Excellent doctor. Very caring.
    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.
    *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.
    This appt. went well. My appt. 2 times ago Dr. Castro walked in and didn't care about me in any way and it was like I wasn't even a patient. Every time I tried to talk to him he just said later and didn't want to listen to me or help me and he finally just got up and left the room. I gave him a 2nd chance and went back and have continued to see him because he has only acted like that once and not since.
    I'm completely confident in the knowledge and recommendations of Dr. Castro-Rueda. His demeanor is always pleasant. I feel he truly cares about my health.
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