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About Dr. David Chittenden
Dr. David Chittenden, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA, with another office in San Francisco, CA. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Chittenden is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and Seton Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. David Chittenden has the following 1 specialty
- Orthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Dr. David Chittenden has the following 3 expertise
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr. David Chittenden has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. David Chittenden is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Chittenden has been treating me for various conditions for many years. What I really like about him is that he does not mince words. He tells you directly what is wrong and what you need to do. Sometimes this is strong medicine. People don't always want to hear what he says. But I have come to respect his judgement and his advice. He has been able to cure me of many ailments including back and knee problems. One of the other things about Dr. Chittenden is that he is honest. He will not recommend treatments that are unproven or which are simply unnecessary. When I was having serious back problems he strongly advised against surgery and instead recommended physical therapy. Within six months of PT my back improved substantially and today I have been pain free for over 8 years. He has been practicing for a long time and really is very knowledgeable. I highly and unconditionally recommend Dr. Chittenden.
As my (unfortunately) chosen QME Evaluator, this doctor Chittenden spent 95% of the appointment checking my (left) neck, shoulder, lower back and spent the remaining 5% of barely paying attention to what I came for in the first place; my knees. The remaining 5% of the appointment was spent talking about his own ailments and his wife's past surgeries, and giving me pamphlets about neck and back owner's manuals, as well as advising me on a home neck traction device (which my neurologist strongly advised me against previously). Doctor Chittenden is not a neurologist. I was supposed to be evaluated with regard to the industrial injury to my knees. This has not happened. It strongly seems that this doctor (who did not practice surgery since ages), would side with the insurance companies against the patient's well being. Beware when choosing a QME specialist (Orthopedist in this case), on the panel sent to you by your insurance company/ Workers Comp. To avoid at all cost. Horrible experience!
Dr. Chittenden is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Seton Medical Center
California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus
John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
ST Mary Medical Center
49 Years Experience
Albany Medical College
Graduated in 1964
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