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We found 6 hand surgeons who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10803 Vista Sorrento Parkway
San Diego, CA
 

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.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Albert Kim Chaffoo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 330
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chaffoo's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in La Jolla, CA and Murrieta, CA. Dr. Chaffoo graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Chaffoo is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lucious Pomerantz, BS, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4445 Eastgate Mall; Suite 105
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Pomerantz is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, knee ligament injuries, and sports health. Dr. Pomerantz accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pomerantz's office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 204
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Mark Rechnic is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. His areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rechnic takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rechnic's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Rechnic is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Hand Problems

Dr. Richard Michael Bodor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive; Section of Va Plastic Surgery, Mail Code 112k
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Bodor is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Bodor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and German. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bodor is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. David Gail Smith, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9900 Genesee Avenue; Suite C
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. David Smith is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hand Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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What is Hand Surgery?

Our hands are not only incredibly useful and important for our daily functioning, but they are complex and delicate parts of our body. It can take a specialist to keep the hands functioning at their best. Hand surgeons are general, plastic, or orthopedic surgeons who have received additional training specifically in the care of hands, wrists and forearms.

Surgery is not the only care that a hand surgeon provides. Hand surgeons might prescribe medications, physical therapy, or splints and braces as well as surgery, depending on the condition. They care for a wide variety of issues affecting the hand or forearm, which may include:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Fingers that cannot be straightened, such as with Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Deformities of the fingers, such as syndactyly (webbed or fused fingers) or polydactyly (extra fingers)
  • Wrist or hand pain
  • Serious injuries of the hand or wrist, including burns and sports injuries
  • Reattachment of severed fingers or creation of prosthetics

We use our hands to interact with the world in a number of ways. In order to do so, we need our hands to maintain a high level of both movement and sensitivity, and that requires all of its bones, muscles, and nerves to be working properly. Hand surgeons keep this delicate and important equipment functioning.