Specialty Care Physician Chula Vista, California


Position at Puja Chitkara MD Center for Arthritis and Rheumatologic Excellence

Our practice is seeking a Full-Time Rheumatologist to join us! We are a busy private practice that serves the greater San Diego area. We are looking for someone who is passionate about private practice and wants to contribute to make our practice thrive even more. In this position you will work alongside our amazing team of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and clinical/administrative teams to assess and treat patients with rheumatologic conditions. Time will be split between two office locations (Kearny Mesa & Chula Vista).



  • Treating rheumatic and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatology arthritis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, etc.
  • Order diagnostic imaging to identify signs of a systemic or autoimmune disorder
  • Monitor the progress of an existing rheumatic disorder
  • Solid understanding of oral, infusion, and injection medication
  • Prescribe medications to improve symptoms or slow the progression of the disorder
  • Perform a physical assessment to better understand the symptoms
  • Educate the patient on the autoimmune disorder and discuss a treatment plan
  • Designing tailored treatment plans
  • Assessing joint-related conditions
  • Evaluating lab results and other advanced tests
  • Providing recommendations for treatments


  • Must be Board Certified or Eligible
  • Must have an active California license
  • Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent communicator who is empathetic and is a respectful listener


Highly Desirable:

  • Experience in Rheumatology
  • Effective EHR skills
  • Interest in growing at private practice long term