We found 43 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Shield HMO near Concord, CA.

Dr. Benjamin Thomas Busfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Busfield sees patients in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Busfield's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Busfield's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Busfield's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles M Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Charles Chan is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Chan trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Christopher Joseph Coufal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Coufal works as an orthopedist in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Coufal performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Donnell include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. O'Donnell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. O'Donnell attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. O'Donnell speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Dr. Scott Andrew Hoffinger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hoffinger, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hoffinger's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hoffinger's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. James Francis Policy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. James Policy is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Policy is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Policy's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Lattanza is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Leo Calafi specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Calafi is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Calafi (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Persian. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jamali obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louay Toma, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Louay Toma is an orthopedic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Toma accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Toma speaks Arabic.

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Dr. John P Schilling, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Schilling's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schilling is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schilling is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. Joseph Xavier Kou, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Kou works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA and San Ramon, CA. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. In Dr. Kou's practice, he is particularly interested in foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Reconstruction, Foot Reconstruction

Dr. John Lenworth Kronick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Kronick is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kronick graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kronick completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kronick takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. Norman B Livermore III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 La Casa Viaduct; #206
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Norman Livermore's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Walnut Creek, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Livermore's clinical interests include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Livermore's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. Rakesh Donthineni, MBA, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Orthopedic Oncology
130 La Casa Viaduct; Building 3-#111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Donthineni specializes in spine surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and orthopedic oncology and practices in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of expertise include spine surgery procedures. Dr. Donthineni is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Donthineni's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Donthineni is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Nirav Kiritkumar Pandya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Pandya sees patients in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandya's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pandya attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.