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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 63

332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

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CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center
CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center
332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110
Encinitas, CA 92024
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    Dr. Gelb's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
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    • Low Back Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spine Deformities
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    New York Medical College
    Graduated in 1980

    Residency Hospital

    Nymc Metropolitan Hospital
    Complete in 1981

    Fellowship Hospital

    Hand Rehab Ctr/Jeff Med College
    Complete in 1986

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopaedic Association , Member
    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Gelb & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Dr. Gelb's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4 out of 5

    24 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    24 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.4 out of 5

    23 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    24 responses

    Experience with Dr. Gelb

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4 out of 5

    24 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4 out of 5

    24 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.1 out of 5

    24 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.1 out of 5

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    CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center
    332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760) 943-6700 (Office)
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