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's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Busfield is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Busfield takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Busfield graduated from 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 speaks 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, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Stanford, CA, and Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Mandarin. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Coufal accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Coufal has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Donnell's clinical interests include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. O'Donnell completed residency programs at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Donnell has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. O'Donnell has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Palo Alto, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hoffinger is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hoffinger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His 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 pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Emeryville, CA. Dr. Policy's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Policy welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lattanza is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lattanza's clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Lattanza performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lattanza has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Leo Calafi's specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Calafi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Persian. Dr. Calafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jamali is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jamali include orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Jamali has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. On average, patients gave Dr. Toma a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Toma has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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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. Dr. Schilling is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schilling trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. The average patient rating for Dr. Schilling is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schilling honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is especially interested in foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Kou is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kronick takes. Dr. Kronick attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Walnut Creek, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Livermore's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Livermore completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Livermore is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Total Joint ... (Read more)

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 practices spine surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and orthopedic oncology. Dr. Donthineni is especially interested in spine surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Donthineni average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wales College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Donthineni welcomes 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Pandya attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His hospital/clinic 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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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.

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