We found 19 orthopedic surgeons who accept Medicare near Escondido, CA.

Dr. Henry George Chambers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
625 W Citracado Parkway; Suite 204
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Henry Chambers is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Escondido, CA and San Diego, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chambers's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is affiliated with Children's Specialists of San Diego, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Chambers has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Chambers (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Ray Wenger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 204
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Wenger's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wenger completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has a special interest in hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wenger takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Children's Specialists of San Diego and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems

Dr. Serge Charles Kaska, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
488 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Serge Kaska is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kaska's areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaska average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Kaska obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Kaska is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Andrew Tennant Pennock, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
625 W Citracado Parkway; Suite 204
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Pennock is a specialist in trauma surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Escondido, CA, Encinitas, CA, and San Diego, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems and hip problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pennock takes. Dr. Pennock attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Burt Yaszay, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 204
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Burt Yaszay specializes in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Yaszay attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include spine problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yaszay is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
163 N Date Street
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Mann works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Escondido, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Mann average 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mann is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mann's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
161 N Date Street
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Knutson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Knutson's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
225 E 2nd Avenue; Suite 260
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Metros' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Metros graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
735 E Ohio Avenue; Suite 203
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Paul Milling is an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Milling average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Craven Road
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ghatan's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghatan honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
255 N Elm Street; Suite 201
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schiffman is an Escondido, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schiffman is conversant in Spanish. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
255 N Elm Street; Suite 105
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Omeara specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Omeara average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Omeara is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
355 E Grand Avenue; Suite 1
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Barba's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1955 Citracado Parkway; Suite 200
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Cyrus Taghavi is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Taghavi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1955 Citracado Parkway; #200
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Arush Patel works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
400 Craven Road
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. P. Bertil Smith is an orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery specialist. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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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.