About Me

Sonia Rutten, MD, attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine and served as Chief Resident during her family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills. Dr. Rutten was immersed in the world of medicine from a young age, shaped by her physician parents who initially practiced medicine in China and later specialized in Acupuncture and Eastern medicine in the United States. Her upbringing included active involvement in their clinic, exposing her to the impact of preventative care on long-term health. As a family medicine physician, she cherishes the opportunity to cultivate enduring relationships with her patients and their families.

Dr. Rutten aspires to foster a collaborative approach to patient care, guiding individuals toward well-informed healthcare decisions. She values her role as an advocate, especially during challenging or confusing situations.

I am most satisfied when I can educate and encourage a patient to become an active participant in their health. I love the “lightbulb” moment when my patient finally understands a difficult condition or diagnosis.

Dr. Rutten grew up in San Clemente, California and is fluent in Mandarin. Outside of medicine, Dr. Rutten finds joy in reading, savoring culinary delights, participating in barre classes, and chasing after her spirited toddler.


English, Chinese

Provider Specialty

Family Medicine


  • Primary Care


Medical Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine

Residency – Family Medicine

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills

Locations & Affiliations


MemorialCare Medical Group - Rancho Mission Viejo

30492 Gateway Place Suite 110

Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

Office: (877) 696-3622

Insurances Accepted

Centivo ACO
Aetna Whole Health ACO
Boeing MemorialCare Health Alliance ACO
Primary Care First ACO
United HealthCare PPO
TriCare West(HN)/TriWest Healthcare(BSC)
Aetna PPO
Anthem PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna PPO
Health Net PPO
Humana PPO
Aetna Commercial HMO
Anthem Commercial HMO
BlueShield Commercial HMO
Cigna Commercial HMO
Health Net Commercial HMO
UHC Commercial HMO
Anthem Pathway HMO
BlueShield Trio Commercial HMO
Cigna Value/Select HMO
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO
Health Net Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
UHC AARP Medicare Advantage HMO
UHC Harmony Medicare Advantage HMO