Pain Management Physiatrists, Physiatrist Pain Medicine Practitioners, Physiatrists, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeons, Sports Medicine Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • 550 S Winchester Blvd San Jose, CA 95128-2526 (408) 247-4900

Doctors in Soar

  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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  • Patients' Choice Award
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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  • Dr. John T Kao, MD
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Sports Medicine Surgeon
  • 4 star hospital
  • Completed fellowship
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  • Dr. Joel S Saal, MD
  • Internist, Physiatrist Pain Medicine Practitioner, Pain Management Physiatrist, Physiatrist
  • 4 star hospital
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  • Patients' Choice Award
  • 4 star hospital
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  • Dr. Gary S Fanton, MD
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Sports Medicine Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • 4 star hospital
  • Holds faculty appointment
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  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
  • Completed fellowship
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Soar Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 80 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Soar when asked is good. Soar has been reviewed by 80 patients. The rating is 3 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Soar as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Soar Summary


  • Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Physician Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

Medical Schools Attended

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • University of Michigan
  • Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center -Dearb

Hospital Affiliations

  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  • Paradise Valley Hospital
  • Sequoia Hospital
  • El Camino Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital-LA
  • Lucile S Packard Chldrn Hospital Stanford

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • Tagalog
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin


  • Pain Management Physiatrist
  • Physiatrist Pain Medicine Practitioner
  • Physiatrist
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Surgeon
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon

Insurances Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Unicare
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Cigna

Information about Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty, like Soar who specializes in surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and those that encompass several specialties.

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice:

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing


Soar Details

7 are board certified
4 went to a top rated school
3 have a fellowship
16 minutes average wait time
5 are rated on
7 are male
2.46 average overall rating
3 different specialties