My first goal when seeing patients is to ensure that we are accurately diagnosing the problem so that we can establish an appropriate and successful treatment plan to get you active again. Although I would like to help patients avoid the need for surgery, I have an in-depth understanding of surgical indications and what would be better treated with surgery. Having this knowledge allows me to provide appropriate recommendations and guidance to all of my patients. It is important to recognize that over 90% of sports injuries do not require surgery and are best treated non-operatively. This means that there is a very good chance we can use non-surgical treatments to get you back to doing the activities that you love.
I believe that great medical care involves developing a trusted relationship between the patient and doctor. My job is to listen to you (the patient) and your concerns and then best provide an individualized treatment plan including a shared-decision making process to help you succeed in achieving your goals.
While I do provide care for high-level collegiate and professional athletes, I treat anyone who is trying to remain or become more active. This means that I see patients of all ages including adolescents participating in recreational sporting activities, weekend warriors, individuals engaging in exercise programs for their health, and those battling with arthritis affecting their daily activities. My goal is to help improve your quality of life and achieve your desired level of activity whether that’s making your college sports team or simply playing in the backyard with your kids.
I perform ultrasound-guided injections in my practice for a variety of joints and soft tissue injuries including those of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle. Besides cortisone injections, other treatments that I commonly use in my practice include viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid, gel injections) for osteoarthritis as well as regenerative medicine techniques such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cell, and percutaneous needle tenotomy for various problems.
I see patients at a couple of our Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic office locations. I have a Los Angeles and Orange County (Anaheim) office. Please see additional details (address, phone number) under the Contact Us tab.
My practice hours are from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays).
When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:
- Drivers License or a valid ID
- Insurance information
- Referral Letter (if required)
- Reports from prior imaging (and images if you have them) including X-Rays, MRIs, etc
- List of current medications (if any)