We found 7 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Net HSP near Coronado, CA.
Dr. Mark Jacobson is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jacobson's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Jacobson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Christopher Pallia is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pallia's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is an in-network provider 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.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burnikel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Burnikel welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Brooke Ballard is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Ballard speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ballard is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Damion Valletta is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. Dr. Valletta is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Valletta performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Richard Braun's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Braun's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Braun is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Braun honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Upper ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeremy McCandless' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCandless include MAKoplasty. Dr. McCandless has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting 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.