We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Net HSP near Coronado, CA.

Dr. Mark David Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Mark Jacobson is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobson is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jacobson has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacobson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pallia include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. Dr. Burnikel's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Burnikel trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnikel accepts. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Damion Valletta specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. His clinical interests include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Valletta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ballard attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard M Braun, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
770 Washington Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Braun is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Braun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Braun attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Braun has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Bell McCandless, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy McCandless specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. McCandless focuses on MAKoplasty. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. McCandless is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: MAKOplasty

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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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