Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Orthopedics at Palomar Health
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How Do I Schedule an Appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon at Palomar Health?
All appointments are scheduled directly with the physician office. For additional information regarding physician contact information, please visit our Find a Doctor page.
With Which Insurance Companies Do Palomar Health Physicians Participate?
Each Palomar Health physician contracts with the insurance companies individually. We recommend that you identify the Palomar Health physician with whom you would like to visit and call the office directly to learn what insurances the physician accepts—or you can contact your insurance company for more information.
Do the Various Orthopedic Surgeons at Palomar Health Specialize in Different Problems?
Orthopedic medicine studies the functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Within this specialty, physicians specialize in spine, reconstructive and replacement surgery, sports medicine, hand, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle, oncology, and orthopedic trauma. Orthopedic surgeons at Palomar Health are board certified and fellowship trained in these specialty areas.
Can All Orthopedic Surgeons Practice at Both Palomar Health Hospitals?
Although physicians from the community can seek credentialing at both Palomar Health hospitals (Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital) they must seek privileges at each facility separately.
Will I Need to Pay My Co-Insurance and/or Deductible at the Time of My Surgery—or Will You Bill Me?
All co-payments, deductibles and co-insurances will be collected at the time of service.
What Type of Orthopedic Conditions Do You Treat at Palomar Health?
Palomar Health has a multidisciplinary orthopedic team to assist in the management and care of orthopedic patients. We treat neck and back pain, joint and tissue injuries, joint replacement (pre/post surgical), rheumatoid/osteoarthritis, and fractures. Visit Our Services for more information.
What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?
How much improvement can I expect from surgery?
Are you board certified??
How long will I be in the hospital??
When will I be able to resume day-to-day activities?
Do you have questions about Orthopedics at Palomar Health? Visit our Orthopedic Patient Resource FAQ page, Contact Us, or Find Our Location(s).