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

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

Dr. Robert Eastlack is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Eastlack is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Eastlack accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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

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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Mundis is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Mundis is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Dr. Mundis's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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

Dr. Clifford Colwell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in La Jolla, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Colwell is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Colwell is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Colwell 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.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Lower Extremity Reconstruction

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

Dr. Tal David is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. David's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. David is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Kace Adham Ezzet, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kace Ezzet is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ezzet include joint reconstruction, knee problems, and hip problems. Dr. Ezzet takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Ezzet attended the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4910 Directors Place; Suite 350
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pallia's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hoenecke accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Hoenecke attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Hoenecke has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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. 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 foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dreeben include ankle arthroplasty, bunions, and ankle arthroscopy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dreeben takes. Dr. Dreeben is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Dreeben's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Arthroplasty, Ankle Problems, Ankle Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Bunions, Foot ... (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 a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bugbee is especially interested in joint reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bugbee obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bugbee 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. Thomas Francis Moyad, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Moyad practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, orthotics, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moyad is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Moyad's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moyad's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Rina Jain is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: orthotics, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Jain's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Jain trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Joseph Botte, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Botte, who practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Botte is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Botte has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Foot Problems, Hand Problems

Dr. Roger Philip Thorne, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Roger Thorne works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in La Jolla, CA. In his practice, Dr. Thorne focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thorne takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thorne attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Thorne welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Daniel Terrance Keefe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Keefe is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Keefe's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Keefe is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Lorenzo Lapo Pacelli, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Pacelli is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Pacelli's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pacelli is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand Problems

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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.