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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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. Dr. Jacobson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Jacobson attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Pallia attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Pallia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Burnikel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta's areas of expertise include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Valletta is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Valletta is open to new patients.

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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; she sees patients in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Ballard attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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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 surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Braun accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Braun obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in El Cajon, CA and Coronado, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in MAKoplasty. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCandless honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. McCandless attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. McCandless's 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.