We found 39 orthopedic surgeons who accept Health Net PPO near Mission Viejo, CA.

Dr. William C McMaster, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. William McMaster's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McMaster studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McMaster completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nimish Raj Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Nimish Kadakia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kadakia include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kadakia attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kadakia's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Daniel P Duggan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 229
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Duggan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Foothill Rnch, CA, Foothill Ranch, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. He is especially interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and ankle replacement. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Duggan attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Carl Reinhold Weinert Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Carl Weinert is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In Dr. Weinert's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Weinert's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinert include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Francois D Lalonde, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Francois Lalonde is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lalonde include foot problems, hip surgery, and spine problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lalonde honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Lalonde attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lalonde's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Leonard Tocci, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26401 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 101
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Tocci's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Tocci's clinical interests: foot problems and ankle problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Tocci graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerald Paul Waldman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26401 Crown Valley Parkway 101
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Jerald Waldman is a Mission Viejo, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Waldman graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Waldman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Waldman welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Larry M Gersten, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Larry Gersten is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gersten accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gersten trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Gersten's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael J. Joseph Fitzpatrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
26730 Crown Valley Parkway, Second Floor; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Mission Viejo, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzpatrick include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzpatrick takes. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fitzpatrick is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel R Rosenfeld, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Other
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He practices in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Rosenfeld attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Rosenfeld's clinical interests: spasticity, spine surgery procedures, and muscular dystrophy. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenfeld include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spina Bifida, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Stephen Marandola, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26401 Crown Valley Parkway 101
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Marandola is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among Dr. Marandola's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Marandola is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marandola honors. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Liles Dobyns, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Dobyns specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dobyns at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dobyns include arthritis and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Dobyns takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthritis

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
26921 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 100
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Afshin Mashoof works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Mission Viejo, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Mashoof is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mashoof takes Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mashoof speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Wesley Merrill Nottage, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 229
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Wesley Nottage's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nottage has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He takes Prudential (PruCare), Health Net, Aetna, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John Anthony Schlechter, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. John Schlechter specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before completing his residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Dr. Schlechter attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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

Dr. Christopher Jospeh Veneziano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Veneziano is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Laguna Woods, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Veneziano attended medical school at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Veneziano is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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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.

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