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We found 65 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Gregory Michael Mundis Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite #300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Mundis' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Mundis focuses on scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mundis honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He speaks German. Dr. Mundis's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Robert Kenneth Eastlack, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Robert Eastlack practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Eastlack takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Eastlack is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tal Samuel David, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4910 Directors Place; Suite 350
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tal David specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. David is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. David is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. In addition to English, Dr. David speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifford W Colwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11025 N Torrey Pines Road; Suite 200
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Clifford Colwell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Colwell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His distinctions include: Francis West, MD Award, University of California; San Diego School of Medicine - In recognition of outstanding contributions to resident education; and The Spirit of Scripps Award. Dr. Colwell is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4910 Directors Place; Suite 350
San Diego, 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. Kace Adham Ezzet, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kace Ezzet's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint reconstruction, knee problems, and hip problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ezzet honors. Dr. Ezzet's education and training includes medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon Marie Dreeben, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9339 Genesee Avenue; Suite 150
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Dreeben is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her clinical interests encompass ankle arthroplasty, bunions, and ankle arthroscopy. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dreeben accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dreeben's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Arthroplasty, Ankle Problems, Ankle Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Bunions, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Francis Moyad, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Moyad sees patients in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moyad include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, orthotics, and sports health. Dr. Moyad's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moyad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moyad takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Heinz R Hoenecke Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Heinz Hoenecke sees patients in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hoenecke is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hoenecke has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8929 University Center Lane; Suite 203
San Diego, 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
10803 Vista Sorrento Parkway
San Diego, 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. Alan Lyle Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 306
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. A. Rosenfield is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Rosenfield focuses on joint reconstruction. Dr. Rosenfield is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenfield's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Ramin Bagheri, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive #300; Rm 7-416
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Bagheri's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Bagheri attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include scoliosis, laminectomy, and microsurgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bagheri is conversant in Persian. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Laminectomy, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. William Dick Bugbee, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
10666 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. William Bugbee is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in joint reconstruction. Dr. Bugbee accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Bugbee has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Behrooz A Akbarnia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Behrooz Akbarnia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Akbarnia attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Akbarnia's professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Rina Jain, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rina Jain specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise include orthotics, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Jain has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jain obtained her medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jain has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, MAKOplasty, ... (Read more)

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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.