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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Chaffoo's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Chaffoo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pomerantz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, knee ligament injuries, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Pomerantz attended Albany Medical College and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pomerantz's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Rechnic is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rechnic include plastic surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rechnic's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Rechnic attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rechnic speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in San Diego, CA. Dr. Bodor accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bodor (or staff) speaks Hungarian and German. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has an open panel.

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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.