We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Net HSP near Coronado, CA.
Dr. Mark Jacobson's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. Dr. Jacobson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobson is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, Total Joint Replacement, Carpal Tunnel, Hand ... (Read more)
Dr. Christopher Pallia is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pallia is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pallia include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, ACL tear, Arthroscopy and ... (Read more)
Dr. Brooke Ballard specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Ballard completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ballard is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Arthroscopy and arthroplasty, Bloodless medicine, Hand Therapy, Joint Replacement, Ligament ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burnikel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burnikel include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnikel accepts. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthritis, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel, Fracture Management, Hip ... (Read more)
Dr. Damion Valletta is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Valletta's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Valletta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and arthroplasty, Back evaluation and treatment, Growth Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Richard Braun is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Braun's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Dr. Braun attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.
Clinical interests: Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel, Hand Surgery, Joint Replacement, Nerve Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeremy McCandless works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. McCandless is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include MAKoplasty. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCandless takes. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McCandless's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: MAKOplasty
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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.