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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Busfield include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Busfield's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Busfield speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Busfield is accepting new patients.

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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 attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chan is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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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
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Coufal's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Coufal attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Coufal has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Dr. O'Donnell is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. O'Donnell trained at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Donnell has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Palo Alto, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Hoffinger highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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 medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Policy a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Policy's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Lattanza is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lattanza include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Lattanza accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she 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 professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Leo Afshin Calafi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Leo Calafi is an orthopedic trauma specialist. Dr. Calafi's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Calafi (or staff) is conversant in German and Persian.

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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 is an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Jamali's practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Toma attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Toma average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Toma has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with 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
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Schilling is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schilling is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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

Dr. John Kronick's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kronick's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kronick takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Livermore performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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. 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 orthopedist in Walnut Creek, CA and San Ramon, CA. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In his practice, Dr. Kou focuses on foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Kou is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kou's hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Reconstruction, Foot Reconstruction

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Donthineni include spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Donthineni attended the University of Wales College of Medicine for medical school. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Donthineni has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. John Kenneth Merson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1800 Sutter Street; 100
Concord, CA
 

Dr. John Merson is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Concord, CA and Brentwood, CA. Dr. Merson is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Merson completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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.