Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Multiplan
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Health Net
  • Blue Shield California

Doctors in Western Sierra Orthopedic Center

View all physicians that belong to Western Sierra Orthopedic Center.

Ratings & Comments

50 ratings with 14 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Western Sierra Orthopedic Center when asked is excellent. Western Sierra Orthopedic Center has been reviewed by 50 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Western Sierra Orthopedic Center as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

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.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Western Sierra Orthopedic Center is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Placerville, CA.

  • El Dorado Surgery Center

    Group Practice

    Placerville, CA

  • Cedar Eye Ctr Medical Group

    Group Practice

    Placerville, CA

  • Eldorado Community Health Care

    Group Practice

    Placerville, CA

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 and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

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

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.