Biography & Education

Biography

In her practice, Dr. Cristina De Castro-Dela Cruz treats her patients with care and compassion and emphasizes communication. "I am committed to take the time to listen to my patients and to provide the highest standards in all aspects of patient care," she says.

Dr. De Castro-Dela Cruz provides evidence-based care to all of her patients. Apart from being a healer, she believes in the importance of being an educator and an advocate for health.

She enjoys meeting different people and likes making a difference by assisting them with their health.

In her native country, the Phillippines, Dr. De Castro-Dela Cruz earned her medical degree at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Dasmarinas City. She completed her internship and residency through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University.

Dr. De Castro-Dela Cruz is fluent in Tagalog. Away from the office, she enjoys cooking, hiking, oil painting and photography.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine; preventive care; women's health; diabetes; geriatrics

Education

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines

Languages
  • English
  • Tagalog

Care Locations

1899 Blankenship Road
West Linn, OR 97068
Fax 503-513-3355
Affiliated Facilities

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (118 Ratings, 32 Comments)

90

06/13/2015
she is great! always responds timely whether it's a phone call or email via mychart.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/31/2015
This was my first visit and it was a very good experience. I felt very relaxed and all my questions and concerns were taken care of. I need a doctor that I can feel comfortable with and I have found that doctor in Dr. De Castro-Dela Cruz
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/25/2015
I love the office staff and I love Dr. DCDC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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05/25/2015
I needed a Primary care Physician to get a referral to a Chiropractor due to a pinched nerve. Dr. De La Cruz was very very helpful and referred me to a specialist [...].
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/03/2015
The care provider was excellent. It took almost 3 months to get an appointment with the referral to see It took almost 3 months to get an appointment to see an endocrinologist and then another 4 months before I could get the confirmation from the hospitals to get the test she recommended. It was very frustrating to call the hospital and hear that there was no authorization and then to call the specialist's office saying they had sent it. Eventually my primary care, DeCristo-delaCruz made the arrangements.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/13/2015
She is knowledgeable, kind, will repeat until I understand something [...]
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100

04/08/2015
Dr. Cristina De Castro is the best doctor I have ever gone to. She listened to all of my concerns and ordered tests for my present physical issues without contradicting me or talking down to me like I didn't know what I was talking about [...] I was very pleased to have such a great experience and am very happy to finally find a good doctor!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/06/2015
I enjoy having Dr. Dela-Cruz as my new primary care physician. I am glad to have found her and so close to where I live. She is personable and caring. Thank you.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/01/2015
This was my first visit and I was extremely pleased with Dr. DeCastro-Dela Cruz and her staff. She was very helpful to me in understanding my concern about my [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/09/2015
Little waiting time, very helpful
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/09/2015
I found the doctor willing to listen and explain things to my satisfaction.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/25/2015
I believe breathing my condition is worse then she believes. And I don't believe the pain in my back is a bone or a muscle. She however is nice and seems knowledgeable.
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100

02/04/2015
dr cruz is absolutely amazing the best dr I've ever had
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90

01/29/2015
This was my first appointment with the provider and I was establishing myself as a new patient. I was very pleased with the quick appointment I received and with the doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/28/2015
Dr DeCastro Dela-Cruz is a very personable individual. I like that she makes me feel comfortable with anything that's going on. The receptionist and nurse's aid are very easy to talk to and that makes me feel good about getting care here.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/27/2015
I just moved here from CA & have been very happy with how Providence works, the MyChart app is amazingly helpful and great as I can communicate so much easier with the offices & get test results super fast!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
Always responds to my emails and concerns!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2015
Dr.Dela Cruz is one of the best I've encountered in the Providence System.
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01/14/2015
This was first visit. Provider seemed responsive.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/05/2015
This doctor is 100% better than my previous provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/30/2014
She is very responsive to requests.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/10/2014
i needed a mri, it took a week to be seen for the mri, and i was told i was covered, but my bill was [...]
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100

11/02/2014
All good.
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100

10/29/2014
my care provider treat me so exellent
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100

10/21/2014
I had a very pleasant experience with the staff and an excellent experience specially with the doctor. The doctor was patient, listen to my health care concerns, and easy to interact with. I had a very good experience interacting with the doctor and she made me feel very comfortable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/07/2014
Referral problems are related to [...] insurance, not Dr. DelaCruz. She has done everything possible.
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10/01/2014
I liked how she gave printed evidence based information.
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100

09/28/2014
I feel listened to and well cared for by Dr. De Casto-Dela Cruz, which has been a huge improvement over previous Providers. She listens to my concerns and addresses them.
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09/15/2014
[...] Dr. DelaCruz seemed very competent and correctly diagnosed my problem. it was fixed on the spot.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/27/2014
I've had significantly better experiences since I changed my PCP to Dr. de Castro-Dela Cruz, instead of my previous PCP [...]. She's very responsive via the MyChart email system or if I call and leave a message with the front desk staff. She listens to what I have to say and takes the information into consideration before deciding any further steps, testing or making a diagnosis.
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

08/19/2014
I only went to her because my primary care physician was on vacation. I might as well have waited until he returned. As a fact, I did go see him when he got back. She did not take the time to figure out what my real problem was. I definitely would not go back to this provider.
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08/17/2014
She listens well and offers good advice and information when needed
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