Dr. Alan Moelleken, MD

Dr. Alan Moelleken, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Alan Moelleken, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Penn in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

326 W Main St Ste 120

Santa Maria, CA 93458

Contact Information

(805) 925-9997

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CenCal Health
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Moelleken performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Neck Muscle Strain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Moelleken's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Moelleken "At The Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care relating to back and neck conditions. Additionally, we also specialize in treatment of orthopedic conditions, including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot conditions. We believe that patients benefit from a conservative (non-surgical), multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Our focus is on addressing total patient care by guiding our patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and re-injury prevention. Treatment options include pain management, spinal injections, physical therapy, acupuncture and, if necessary, minimally invasive surgeries such as outpatient microdiskectomy, spinal fusion, and arthroscopic surgery. In combination, this broad-based variety of modalities helps to ensure our patients receive a comprehensive approach to recovery."
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4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain
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26  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Suny-Upstate
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Penn
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • New York Downtown Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Rated by Becker's as one of the top spine specialists in America, 2010 & 201
Media & Publications

Dr. Moelleken has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Moelleken's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Moelleken to family and friends
80 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (80)

  • 5
    (63)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Moelleken's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Moelleken Says:
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Thank you for your feedback! Here at The Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are constantly trying to raise the standards of patient care and improve our practice in any way possible. Your feedback is appreciated and will be taken seriously. Feel free to reach out to my office manager, Mallery Snyder, with any questions or concerns at 805-563-3307 x 1136.

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Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Alan Moelleken did my surgery on L5 S1 on December 14th,2017. I researched doctors in Stanford area. I concluded not driving up to San Francisco for a talented doctor. Dr. Alan is fellowship trained in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery. He is the Michael Jordan of spine surgeries. I...more
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Dr. Moelleken is my hero. I went from not being able to walk without a walker or being able to sit up to a complete recovery. I have my life back and am now pain free. His staff is extremely helpful and friendly. All my questions were answered with complete honesty and explained thoroughly. He is a...more
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Dr. Moelleken Was Very Respectful and Very Knowledgeable and Explained To Me In A Very Well Understood Manner. We As A Team Weighed Out and Discussed All Options Possible And We Agreed On The Best Option, Which Was Surgery!!! He Performed An Anterior Cervical Discectomy n Fusion Of The C-5 & C-6...more
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Dr. Moelleken, is the best ! He is a miracle worker ! I was paralyzed from the waist down from an injury, I am now walking again. No, I can not run the marathon, but after losing my ability to walk or stand up for many months, I now can walk with a walker and around the apartment I am able to...more
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Excellent surgeon and PA's. Very detailed explanations of what is wrong and what they can do to correct the problem. I'm extremely happy with the results from my surgery and the entire surgery center staff in Santa Barbara. Thank you.
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