About Me

*Dr. Cuenca is not currently accepting new HMO patients under 65 years of age.

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. 

To me, the most important part of medicine is to master the art of listening to patients. Every patient has a story to tell, and I make it a personal goal for them to tell it in its entirety. 

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.



Provider Specialty

Family Medicine, Primary Care, Sports Medicine


Medical Education

Western University of Health Sciences


Scripps Mercy Hospital


Western University of Health Sciences

Locations & Affiliations


MemorialCare Medical Group - Mission Viejo

23512 Madero Road

Mission Viejo, CA

Office: (877) 696-3622

Insurances Accepted

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