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Dr. John Cheng

Family Medicine
Aliso Viejo, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

South Coast Medical Group -Family Medicine and Urgent Care

Aliso Viejo, CA

Address

5 Journey, Ste 130, Aliso Viejo, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

9493898968

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

Great-West Healthcare

Health Net

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Family Physician and Sports Medicine Physician in Aliso Viejo,CA. We treat chronic and acute conditions in our Walk-In Health Center from Urgent Care needs from sports injuries to issues such as fatigue, weight gain and snoring. We also manage insomnia, anxiety, depression and ADD. We have been in the community of South Orange County for over 12 years.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

314 Answers
447 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Bronchitis: It sounds like you may have a bronchitis. Most of the time it is viral but if persistent for several days and with fever you should see your pcp or u... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Details: The answer is in the details. You may not be getting all the information since you are not there speaking with the doctor. Abd masses on ct should c... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Lipoma: What you may be feeling can be benign lumps called lipomas or cysts. You should have them evaluated by your pcp.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Mono: The most contagious period is the first couple of weeks but some patients may have the fatigue anywhere from 6-12 weeks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Quick fix vs long : Quick fixes may be getting an rx from your pcp or urgent care doctor.If you plan on overcoming this without meds and desire a long term fix you should... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Caffeine: If you are taking adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) one should avoid orange juice, citrus juices and caffeine while taking the med... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Patience: If it is hamstring tendinitis, allowing it to heal completely before resuming your training regime is best. Oftentimes in my practice, patients may r... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Research: It won't be a separate listing in your provider book or internet listing on your health plan. There are different holistic organizations that list pro... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Microdermabrasion: I have had many patients have microdermabrasion which seems to remove the top layers of the skin and it improves the appearance of the acne scars.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Rls: Consider restless leg syndrome .You may need a full sleep study to confirm this.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Microdermabrasion: I have had many patients have microdermabrasion which seems to remove the top layers of the dead skin and it improves the appearance of the acne scars... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Cowboys: There once was a time before ...Residency programs would prepare fp's to do appys and lap chol and c sec for those wanting to practice m rural areas o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: Although eggs are found in many food items, one can get there protein requirements from other sources such as soy, legumes, fish and chicken to name ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Medication: Consider using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and or cortisone cream.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Natural : Consider saline nasal rises such as neilmed that you can get at any pharmacy without a prescription to remove nasal allergies but also using a otc med... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Depends : Depending on the dose. I have had some patients respond after the first dose and some respond after a few days.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Usage: Twice per week for 2 weeks and then decrease the frequency.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Cream: Cort aid or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. If threat doesn't help i would see your pcp.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Burns: If you have suffered a chemical burn it should be evaluated in an urgent care. Depending on the chemical and the location determines the next treatmen... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Pain: There could be a variety of reasons ranging from a blood clot to radiating pain from a pinched nerve to genital infections. He really should have this... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasin... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Nutrition: Also consider what you are eating that may be affecting your fatigue.Diet high in sugars, processed foods? Not enough servings of fresh fruits and veg... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Allograft: Depending on the situation and orthopedic surgeon they will do allograft with either the middle third of your patella tendon or use your hamstring ten... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Heat Urticaria: Although a rare condition, consider heat urticaria. This may be causing your symptoms. Please see your pcp for further evaluation. However, the m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Inflammation: Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with strengthening and range of motion. Instead of nsaids I have had patients r... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
It depends: Fatigue is often a symptom of something else that is going on. If after an evaluation and labs searching for anemia, low thyroid, abnormal glucose lev... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Stop: The laxatives cause the intestinal tract to move your stools and you may be experiencing spasms. Allow time for the meds to wear off. If the pain gets... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Otc azo : Otc azo. Drink plenty of water to wash out your system . If that doesn't help see your pcp or urgent care for possible antibiotic
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Knee locking: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Word of mouth: Consider that these type of sites may not be as accurate as getting an actual referral from a friend, coworker or family member.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
It depends: If you mean rice, vegetables, fish, seaweed that is not fried then the answer would be yes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Hemorrhoids: If there is blood on the toilet paper the most likely cause would be external hemorrhoids or rectal fissure. You should have your pcp take a look to ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Consider an SSRI: The quick fix is taking a medication like zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine) that helps delay ejaculation. Also using a condom with numbing gel will help. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Causes: Have there been activities that have worsened it. Did you do any heavy lifting? Fevers? Please see your pcp if this is not improving.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms. However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Footwear: Overlooked knee issues can sometime start with improper footwear for the wrong sport or improper fitting shoes. Sometimes the best looking footwear m... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Food allergy: You should look into getting tested for food allergies . You make be allergic or sensitive to honey. Nonetheless, simply avoiding honey may prevent yo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Please see your pcp: The symptoms your are describing will need further evaluation from your pcp. You may need further blood work and at a minimum your vitals signs.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Nasal congestion: A stuffy nose from a viral infection should have resolved by now. Persistent nasal congestion could be due to allergies, sinus infection or nasal poly... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasin... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Bpv: You could be having a condition called benign positional vertigo or acute labyrinthitis. Both usual resolve on its own but it should be evaluated if n... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Naph con a: If your symptoms are due to allergies naph con a helps with allergic eyes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
PE: I have tried a few strategies for my patients to help delay the pe. Using a condom with a numbing medication inside the condom desensitizes the the pe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
It depends: Snoring alone is not a good reason to be tested. However with excessive daytime fatigue may be good reason to evaluate for sleep apnea.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Knee locking: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Leg pain: Leg pain can be the result of a variety of causes from muscular, pinched nerves or ligament strain. You should have that evaluated if it does not imp... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Rash: Oftentimes patients think a rash may be from a spider bite but there was not a witnessed bite.. This oftentimes is a skin infection from a bacteria ca... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Congestion : Yes. Nasocort can help bit it may take a few days of usage.

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Apr 6, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cheng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cheng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I've tried using condoms, but with no luck. I get over aroused even just by putting the condom on. The prescribed medicine might be the trick. Thanks
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Really thankful Dr. John ... I have read about using long acting beta agonist my concern is that is use oflong acting beta agonist life threatening
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Thanks for your quick reply! Ive had pain in shoulder and neck and feel sick loss off apetite and nose blocked and tired last time I had the symptoms It was phenomena

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - LOS ANGELES

Awards

Best of Aliso Viejo
Physician of Excellence-Top Doctors by Orange Coast Magazine
Top Family Physician, First Place, Orange County Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

South Coast Medical Group
Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Greater Newport Physicians
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