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.

4.5 out of 5 (182 Ratings, 62 Comments)

100

07/17/2016
Always positive and makes me feel like I am on the right track.
90

07/12/2016
she listens, considers, recommends! I feel Dr Castro Dela Cruz is excellent dealing with this elder patient.
100

07/10/2016
always good experiences with this doctor. So glad she is my provider.
100

07/02/2016
I really enjoy & respect Dr. Christina. she takes the time to talk to me in a way I understand & listens to what my needs are. my entire family is now under her care.
90

06/28/2016
I trust her w/all my medical needs. She is excellent and I have recommended her to others.
100

06/28/2016
Dr Christina is very caring and very knowledgeable - I have recommended her to several of my friends
100

06/15/2016
last year I left a Dr. I wasn't pleased with, choosing Dr De Castro was a decision I'm very happy I made. it's so nice to have a Dr that listens to you & cared to help you in the best way possible. I appreciate that so much.
100

06/14/2016
Dr. Christina and her staff were and are always compassionate ...
100

05/26/2016
I love Dr. DcDc
100

05/25/2016
First time visit to this provider. Was very impressed with her professionalism and interest in me as a new patient.
100

05/18/2016
she's great! always gets back to me timely in the app and is a great physician
100

05/10/2016
My care provider was great, it would seem that the time she is allowed to talk to a patient with needs are inadequate. Some times a patient requires a little more time than 20 minutes to discuss ongoing health problems. Too rushed! The provider however seems more than adequate.
80

05/09/2016
I don't think she spent much time at the visit I also think the blood test I have after the visit should be done before visit so so she can discuss results at visit.
100

05/06/2016
I am very impressed with Christina. She was attentive and sincere about my well being.
50

05/05/2016
Impersonal
100

05/04/2016
Felt very important and felt my Dr. was very in tune to my needs
80

05/03/2016
Thank you for an excellent first experience at your practice.
100

05/03/2016
happy with this doctor
70

05/02/2016
Care provider was good [...]
70

04/26/2016
[...] 20 minutes is a pretty tight window, it seems to encourage multiple appointments [...] as not much can be conveyed in 20 minutes.
40

04/19/2016
I felt she was distracted, didn't really understand or remember the condition for which I was coming in, and didn't fully explain what we were going to do about it.
100

04/14/2016
Visits and treatment very satisfying.
90

04/13/2016
This appointment was to become a new patient. I was very impressed with Dr.Cristina De Castro-Dela Cruz. She had my previous records and had most of my background at our initial visit for my checkup.
100

03/31/2016
Dr de castro Delecruz is a very good provider who takes the time to listen to you as a person. She is very direct in her answers and makes sure you understand. She has an awesome memory (at least with me) and pays attention to what you are saying.
100

03/22/2016
I love my doctor. she's always ahead of the game in treating my diabetes. [...] Love learning and improving my health. My doctor is a big part of helping me do that.
40

03/17/2016
I was diagnosed with a problem a month ago, still not being treated. Primary care office couldnt even get the referral process right. No follow up ridiculous.
100

03/15/2016
She listened to me asked questions to make dictions on what test I should have to find the problems to help solve them
100

03/13/2016
My provider is a good person and compassionate ...
100

03/08/2016
Everyone was beyond helpful, knowledgeable and respectful!
100

03/06/2016
Dr. DelaCruz is a caring and competent Doctor. She listens and is open to hearing my concerns.
100

03/03/2016
Excellent & always happy every time.
100

03/02/2016
I don't generally need to come to the doctor very often, as I don't have a lot of chronic health concerns that require monitoring. However, every time have been in need of care I have found that my providers are easy to talk to, listen to my concerns and are very helpful and knowledgable
100

02/26/2016
Dr. Put my concerns and anxiety to rest. Very happy with my new provider.
100

02/23/2016
Dr. De la Cruz is informed and pragmatic, has a sense of humor.
90

02/17/2016
My PCP is very available to treat both my physical and emotional care. She never makes me feel rushed or that I am asking a question that does not seem important to her. She is polite, friendly and her caring attitude is easily demonstrated along with her knowledge of my medical concerns. I am fortunate to have " Dr. Christine" as my primary provider. I do have a rather complicated medical history and she see's that I see specialists whenever indicated. I have recommended her to two friends and one member of my immediate family.
100

02/16/2016
Dr. De Castro Delacruz made a diagnosis that had been missed by 2 previous doctors. She has also adjusted my medication to develop the "best fit" for my diagnoses. I feel I have found a doctor who makes me feel very secure. I don't see ever needing to seek out another primary physician. I referred a friend is also very impressed with the care she received.
90

02/10/2016
Excellent service, easy to make an appoint on line. Doctor is excellent about responding to my questions and following up on line.
80

02/09/2016
Personable and thorough. Very respectful.
70

02/09/2016
it feels like you are shuttled into the room, the doctor comes in quickly, gets on the computer and starts typing. I feel RUSHED to ask all the questions I have. It feels like the doctor is in a game and trying to finish as quickly as possible. She is a nice doctor, just lacks people skills..like a robot. I feel this is where we are headed with health care, its turning into a in and out, and make ANOTHER appointment so we can discuss your concerns..? Feels like you have to make an appointment for everything instead of addressing it at the time. I realize there are other appointments waiting, but its the doctors office where you go for help and guidance not the feeling of come back next time.
70

02/07/2016
This was the first time that I have accessed this clinic.I found that the MD was helpful and efficient.The clinic is quite close to where I now live in West Linn, [...].The MD was knowledgeable about my health issues.
90

02/03/2016
Very smart and understanding Doctor, who takes the time to explain everything and always ask if I understand, or if I have other concerns to discuss. Both my wife and myself are patients.
20

02/03/2016
Little attention paid to previous 6 to 8 months experiences.
100

02/02/2016
My doctor always listens. She knows me, my medical needs and is concerned with giving me the best care possible. She always makes sure my questions are answered and that I'm happy with my care.
70

01/24/2016
Nothing bad to report. I just don't have a strong feeling of confidence. [...] It is nothing that she did but I don;t have the same level of trust that I had with my previous physician [...]
100

01/20/2016
The doctor has been an advocate for my health. She helped determine what was "wrong" with my back after two previous diagnoses that turned out to be way off-base. She's a great listener, has a lovely yet professional demeanor, and she remembers you when you return...that's difficult to find these days.
80

01/17/2016
I felt the doctor was upset with me for some questions I was asking. I left feeling frustrated.
100

01/12/2016
She clarified through past blood tests that it would be good to stop a questionable medication. She sent results of current test within 2-3 days. We quickly reviewed my health history and current state, since this was my first appointment. She seemed to have a good understanding to recommend future treatment.
90

12/30/2015
Never enough time, always rushed.
100

12/27/2015
I really appreciate Dr. de Castro. She is intelligent, kind and very thorough. I know she cares about me and my health issues. I feel blessed to have found her.
100

12/21/2015
[...] Scheduled appointment was prompt. Staff was polite. Dr. Cruze was very efficient and offered recommendation for resolving my health issue that worked reviewing test data. I am very pleased with the care she provided.
100

12/15/2015
This was my first visit and she was great. Very easy to talk to and very helpful.
 

12/14/2015
Liked her very much. Only wish she would have inquired if I had any questions before ending appointment and leaving a little quickly.
90

12/13/2015
My doctor listens and is easy to talk to.
100

12/13/2015
[...] I was so impressed with her. I left feeling like I found a Dr that actually cared about what I said. She was right on top of getting my other medical needs taken care of so I can get them done. I'm so happy I switched Drs & am now seeing her!!
100

10/27/2015
The doctor is very attentive, remembers me and my family and is genuinely concerned with my health needs and quality of life.
30

10/27/2015
The doctor listened to my self-diagnosis, and said that must be it. Didn't order any tests, discuss other possibilities [...]. I get the impression she really doesn't care about her patients [...]
100

10/18/2015
It's nice to have a Dr that cares and gives you a feeling of concern about your problems and health.
100

10/13/2015
I like that she is so accessible via email on mychart. It's fantastic!
100

10/11/2015
The doctor's nurse was excellent and I like the fact that she will always be there when I have an appointment with my doctor!!!
100

10/11/2015
My doctor is very nice and down to earth,friendly,professional relatable and makes me feel comfortable with anxious situation. I feel better after I leave with the positive information she gives me, I would recommend her to anyone especially shy anxious people because she just makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed.
100

10/07/2015
Her nurse is outstanding and took lots of time getting me squared up on using (MY CHART)
100

09/14/2015
excellent initial visit in every respect