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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orange, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McMaster is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. McMaster speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. McMaster welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gersten's clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Gersten attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gersten is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Mission Viejo, CA. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Fitzpatrick is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fitzpatrick has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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. Francois D Lalonde, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
25982 Pala Drive; Suite 230
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Francois Lalonde is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lalonde's areas of expertise include foot problems, hip surgery, and bone tumor. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lalonde trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Lalonde has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks French. Dr. Lalonde's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jerald Waldman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Waldman's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Waldman welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenfeld include spasticity, spine surgery procedures, and muscular dystrophy. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenfeld include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rosenfeld is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Marandola include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marandola takes. 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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthritis and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dobyns accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Dobyns's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthritis

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

Dr. Wesley Nottage is a Laguna Hills, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. He takes Prudential (PruCare), Health Net, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Nottage attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nimish Kadakia is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Kadakia is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kadakia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Carl Weinert is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Weinert's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Weinert is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. John Schlechter is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Dr. Schlechter attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schlechter takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

Dr. Christopher Veneziano practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Laguna Woods, CA. Dr. Veneziano is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Veneziano speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Bryce Alan Johnson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Bryce Johnson, who practices in Laguna Woods, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include spine surgery procedures. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Johnson attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Michael D Burdi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26401 Crown Valley Pkwy 101
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Burdi's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Burdi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burdi accepts. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Scott Michael Graham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Scott Graham practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Laguna Woods, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Graham average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Graham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Graham speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Graham is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

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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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