We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Net HSP near Coronado, CA.
Dr. Mark Jacobson's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jacobson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jacobson's 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 distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Christopher Pallia's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Pallia a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)
Dr. Brooke Ballard works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burnikel is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Damion Valletta's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Dr. Valletta is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Valletta include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. In addition to English, Dr. Valletta speaks Spanish. Dr. Valletta is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Richard Braun practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA. Dr. Braun's areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Braun is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Braun attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Upper ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeremy McCandless is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in El Cajon, CA and Coronado, CA. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. McCandless include MAKoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. McCandless average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.
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.