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Dr. Arnold E. Cuenca, DO

Sports Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Mission Viejo, CA

About Dr. Arnold E. Cuenca

Dr. Cuenca began his path into the medical field by attending Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. After medical school, he moved to South Bay San Diego where he eventually served as Chief Resident of the Scripps Family Medicine Program. As Chief Resident, not only did Dr. Cuenca continue to fulfill his role as a teacher, but also managed to expand the sports medicine curriculum. He would eventually join Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Oceanside, where he provided care for several years until relocating to MemorialCare Medical Group in Mission Viejo. Beyond his normal work duties, Dr. Cuenca has lectured at both local and national conferences on topics of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Practice Management. He currently serves as a board member for the Family Practice Management Journal (FPM), which is a peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has also served as an educator by mentoring pre-med and medical students, as well as resident physicians. Due to his interest in Sports Medicine, Dr. Cuenca completed a one-year fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences-OPTI/San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center Program. During his fellowship training, Dr. Cuenca served as a team physician for SDSU and the Medical Director for several San Diego events. He formerly served as the head team physician for CSU San Marcos for several years prior to relocating to Orange County. Aside from being a physician, Dr. Cuenca enjoys running and has participated in several half marathons. He has also earned his third-degree blackbelt in Tang Soo Do, a karate-based Korean martial art, and endeavors to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle and encourages the same for his patients.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Primary Care Doctor

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital (Residency)
  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1306927371

Overall rating
4.8
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Dr. Cuena was very kind and made sure to be mindful and patient with me. I had severe pain that hechecked to make sure wasn’t an extreme injury and referred me to physical therapy to begin my healing journey. Highly recommend for any sports related injuries!
Dr. Cuena was very kind and made sure to be mindful and patient with me. I had severe pain that he checked to make sure wasn’t an extreme injury and referredme to physical therapy to begin my healing journey. Highly recommend for any sports related injuries!
Grace L. · July 1, 2019
Listened to my health issues and laid out a plan. He was friendly and easy to talk to. He will becomemy primary care doctor.
Listened to my health issues and laid out a plan. He was friendly and easy to talk to. He will become my primary care doctor.
Candy M. · December 31, 2018

Dr. Arnold E. Cuenca's office location

MemorialCare Medical Group Mission Viejo

MemorialCare Medical Group

23512 Madero Rd

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Dr. Cuena was very kind and made sure to be mindful and patient with me. I had severe pain that he checked to make sure wasn’t an extreme injury and referred me to physical therapy to begin my healing journey. Highly recommend for any sports related injuries!

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Listened to my health issues and laid out a plan. He was friendly and easy to talk to. He will become my primary care doctor.

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He is great. Making him our primary care doctor. Staff was also great. Really glad we found him

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It was good. Very friendly and fast.

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Fast and very nice staff.

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