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Orthopedic Teams and Locations

The Palomar Health Orthopedic Institute begins at the physician’s office and continues on long after your treatment at one of our facilities. 

Palomar Medical Center    ----    Pomerado Hospital   ----   Palomar Health DC

Recognitions for orthopedic excellence:

  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for high-quality Knee and Hip Replacement, by Anthem Blue Shield of California (Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital)
  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for high-quality Spine Surgery, by Anthem Blue Shield of California (Palomar Medical Center)
  • Designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement (Palomar Medical Center)
  • Participation in the California Joint Replacement Registry to provide a statewide registry database for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery tracking long-term patient outcomes (Pomerado Hospital)
  • Selected to participate in Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiative.  This model is one of the first of its kind in the nation, designed to decrease healthcare costs by improving practices and standardizing care (Pomerado Hospital).

The Orthopedic Institute team includes a multidisciplinary team that works together to provide you with the most effective and comprehensive care. This team includes board-certified surgeons, specialty-trained nurses, therapists and clinicians, including:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab Physicians (Physiatrists)
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nursing Care (OR, Nursing Units)


For a physician referral, call The HealthSource at 800.628.2880.