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Thomas R Knutson, MD

Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Practicing Since 
1987
Phone 
(760) 743-4789
Fax 
(760) 743-4779

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Degenerative Knee Joint Disease
Hip & Knee Surgery
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Knee & Hip Injuries
Knee & Hip Replacement
Knee Arthritis
Knee Arthroplasty
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Reconstruction
Knee Replacement for Women
Knee Replacement Surgery
Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Partial Knee Resurfacing
Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Revision Knee Surgery
Rotator Cuff Surgery
total knee arthroplasty
Total Knee Replacement
Trigger Point Injection

Medical Degree
  • Loma Linda University ,CA - 1982
Internship
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
Residency
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA - 1987
Fellowship
  • University of California, San Diego Medical Center - 1989

AETNA ELECT CHOICE - EPO
AETNA MANAGED CHOICE - POS
AETNA OPEN CHOICE - PPO
AETNA SELECT CHOICE - HMO
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS - EPO
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS - HMO
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS - PPO
BEECH STREET - PPO
BEN E LECT - CONSUMER DRIVEN HEALTH PLAN
BLUE SHIELD - EPO
BLUE SHIELD - HMO
BLUE SHIELD - PPO
CIGNA - HMO
CIGNA - PPO
CIGNA- GREAT WEST - EPO
CIGNA- GREAT WEST - PPO
CIGNA- WEST OPEN ACCESS - Other
COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK (CCN) - PPO
COVENTRY - PPO
COVERED CALIFORNIA - EPO
COVERED CALIFORNIA - HMO
COVERED CALIFORNIA - PPO
EMPLOYER DIRECT HEALTHCARE - Other
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HEALTH ASSOCIA - Other
GREATER TRI-CITY IPA - ORTHOPEDIC S - Other
HEALTHNET - EPO
HEALTHNET - HMO
HEALTHNET - PPO
INTERPLAN - PPO
MEDICARE - MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT
MULTIPLAN - PPO
PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS (PHCS) - PPO
RAILROAD MEDICARE - MEDICARE
SECURE HORIZONS - MEDICARE - HMO
SHARP HEALTHPLAN - HMO
SHARP HEALTHPLAN - PPO
TRICARE - CHAMPUS
TRICARE - Other
TRICARE FOR LIFE - MEDICARE
UNITED HEALTHCARE - EPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE - HMO
UNITED HEALTHCARE - PPO
UNITED HEALTHCARE- MEDICARE ADVANTA - MEDICARE
WORKERS COMPENSATION - WORKERS COMPENSATION

Location

Arch Health Medical Group

1955 Citracado Parkway, Suite 200 Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: (760) 743-4789

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes

Hours:
Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
 

Bio

Dr. Thomas Knutson is a board-certified physician specializing in the treatment of knee, shoulder and hip injuries. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine where he completed his Medical Degree and Residency in Orthopedics. Upon finishing his residency, Dr. Knutson went on to complete a fellowship in Major Joint Reconstruction at the University of California San Diego.

Over his 30 years of experience practicing medicine, Dr. Knutson has helped countless patients heal musculoskeletal injuries. He finds great satisfaction in stabilizing broken bones and restoring worn-out joints allowing his patients to get back to their normal activities.

Dr. Knutson grew up in Columbus, Wisconsin and moved to California to complete his medical education. He enjoys being a part of the San Diego community and in his spare time takes advantage of the California sun by participating in scuba diving and water sports.

Some of Dr. Knutson’s other hobbies include traveling, snow skiing, hiking, maintaining his salt-water aquarium and spending time with his lovely wife, 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. her kids. His personal philosophy is this: "take care of others, put others' needs before your own and do no harm."
 
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Dr. Thomas Knutson is a board-certified physician specializing in the treatment of knee, shoulder and hip injuries. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine where he completed his Medical Degree and Residency in Orthopedics. Upon finishing his residency, Dr. Knutson went on to complete a fellowship in Major Joint Reconstruction at the University of California San Diego.

Over his 30 years of experience practicing medicine, Dr. Knutson has helped countless patients heal musculoskeletal injuries. He finds great satisfaction in stabilizing broken bones and restoring worn-out joints allowing his patients to get back to their normal activities.

Dr. Knutson grew up in Columbus, Wisconsin and moved to California to complete his medical education. He enjoys being a part of the San Diego community and in his spare time takes advantage of the California sun by participating in scuba diving and water sports.

Some of Dr. Knutson’s other hobbies include traveling, snow skiing, hiking, maintaining his salt-water aquarium and spending time with his lovely wife, 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. her kids. His personal philosophy is this: "take care of others, put others' needs before your own and do no harm."