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Bone & Joint Health Classes

Palomar Health wants you to be informed and educated about your condition and treatment options.  To register for any of these FREE classes, click the link, or call the HealthSource at 800.628.2880.




Free Your Knees

Featuring: Orthopedic Surgeon Philip Balikian, M.D.
Where: Pomerado Hospital. Conference Room C/D
When: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Knees can wear out over time due to injury or osteoarthritis. Join Orthopedic Surgeon Philip Balikian, M.D., as he discusses the latest advances in treatment, including minimally invasive total knee and partial knee replacement.




Heal Your Hips

Featuring: Orthopedic Surgeon William Winternitz, M.D.
Where: Pomerado Hospital, Conference Rooms C/D
When: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Minimally invasive hip replacement has helped people regain range of motion and resume activities. At this class, Orthopedic Surgeon William Winternitz M.D., will discuss the causes of hip deterioration and advanced options for treatment.


Pre-Surgery Classes for Total Joint and Spine Surgery

Pomerado Hospital and Palomar Medical Center

The Orthopedic Institute offers an informational class for all patients who are preparing for joint replacement surgery at either Palomar Medical Center or Pomerado Hospital. A dedicated team of Orthopaedic Orthopedic Nurses and Physical Therapists will discuss what to expect before, during, and after surgery, including:

  • Pre-Operative Tests
  • Admission Process
  • Surgical Process
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • Discharge Planning

Caregivers who will be helping you during this process are welcome and encouraged to accompany you to your class. Please bring a list of all medications, including name of medication, dose and frequency.