About Dr. Mark H Getelman MD

Dr. Mark H Getelman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Thousand Oaks, CA, with another office in Van Nuys, CA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Getelman has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark H Getelman is Great. Dr. Mark H Getelman has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark H Getelman is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Mark H Getelman has 2 locations

375 Rolling Oaks Dr Ste 210
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
6815 Noble Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91405


Dr. Mark H Getelman has the following 3 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Mark H Getelman has the following 9 expertise

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Knee Injuries

Board Certifications

Dr. Mark H Getelman is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Deplorable treatment!

I have never been treated so deplorably with such absolute lack of professionalism or respect than from Dr. Gettleman's office in Thousand Oaks! I agree with other reviews, Dr. Gettleman and his PA were nothing but arrogant and useless. I have had three other doctors say I need Rotator Cuff surgery(including the QME/mutual Work Comp doctor). All the other doctors say your shoulders are so bad, the one rotator cuff is torn completely in half. Dr, Gettelman and his lady assistant say "we would never say you need surgery after looking at these MRI's, they are really bad quality". He says "I will put in a request for a current MRI". Three and a half weeks later I call to find out what's happening with the MRI request. First lady says "sorry, we messed up the request was never sent". Then Sarah calls me back and says "it was a consult only, Dr. Gettleman does not request MRI's your primary physician does". SERIOUSLY FOLKS, GET YOUR S--- TOGETHER AND STOP BEING SO CARELESS, UNPROFESSIONAL AND DISRESPECTFUL TO PATIENTS!

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Pompous Arrogant and Obnoxious

I cannot believe anybody would give Dr. Getelman 5 stars. He is the most pompous arrogant and obnoxious human being that I have ever met. He does not explain the problem and will not answer questions. My daughter tore her PCL and when we wanted to discuss the problem, he said "You are not making me feel warm and fuzzy" . He dismissed our questions arrogantly and told us to get another opinion before he stormed out of the room. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME

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Waste of time

I waited 2 hours to be seen at this office and Getelman spent about 3 minutes in the room with me. He has the most arrogant, pompous, horrible bedside manner. He had absolutely no interest in helping me from the minute he opened the door. He confirmed my diagnosis, but offered no help and repeated over and over that the problem would not fix itself. Ahhhh…. That’s what I came to you for! I am in pain with a torn tendon and needed medical attention or a plan of care. Nothing offered. He was out of the room before I could even ask a question. His PA is just as arrogant and pompous as he is so I guess he is training her well. There is no way for him to be getting all of these positive reviews. I noticed afterward that the most positive reviews are on his own website which he can control and is what I mistakenly went by to make the appointment. Lesson learned. Let’s see if my review makes it to his website. Take a look at Yelp or Google for reviews.

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Authentic and professional

Dr. Getelman performed arthroscopic surgery on my left knee with great results. He is caring, thorough, and accurate. He also cared for my dislocated shoulder with therapy. His assistants and office staff are most successful in orthopedics and billing. A most gifted physician.

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Totally arrogant and harmed me as a patient

Dr. Gettleman is supposed to be an expert, BUT he was wrong in his diagnosis, dismissed me as a patient, and then suggested therapy that actually made my condition worse. When I reported my increasing pain, he ignored me, even keeping his back toward me, avoiding eye contact. Horrible doctor!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Boston University Medical Center


  • Dr. Mark H Getelman Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Mark H Getelman

Dr. Getelman graduated from Tulane University and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency training at Boston University. While in Boston Dr. Getelman received additional fellowship training. He spent one year as an Orthopedic Trauma Fellow at Boston City Hospital and one year as a Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellow at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, a Tufts University affiliate. He was an Associate Team Physician at Boston College and was the Resident Sports Medicine Director at Boston University from 1995-1996. Subsequently, he completed a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Getelman has published articles on shoulder, knee and ankle topics and has written several textbook chapters. He has presented scientific papers at national orthopedic meetings and has taught advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques to physicians nationwide and around the world. In addition, Dr. Getelman is currently the Co-Director of the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and has participated in the training of over 50 orthopedic fellows since joining SCOI. A Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Getelman is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In his free time, Dr. Getelman enjoys playing golf, fitness training, traveling, skiing, and spending time with his family. Mark H. Getelman, M.D. is available to see patients at the Van Nuys and Thousand Oaks offices.

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