Dr. Allen Gustafson, MD

Dr. Allen Gustafson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
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Dr. Allen Gustafson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Hemet, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.Read his story

3889 W Stetson Ave Ste 100

Hemet, CA 92545

Contact Information

(951) 652-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
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Top Care Areas


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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Gustafson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gustafson "Dr. Gustafson grew up on the East Coast in Hagerstown, MD, and has lived in Maryland, Ohio and Illinois before settling in California with Marilyn, his wife of 36 years. He started his medical training with an interest in pediatrics and internal medicine before developing his passion for orthopedic medicine while serving in the United States Air Force. Dr. Gustafson has since become a respected and world-renowned expert in total joint replacement (TJR) and reconstruction. Throughout his career, Dr. Gustafson has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in joint replacement and reconstruction. Following his orthopaedic surgery residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) in Loma Linda, California, Dr. Gustafson was honored to be named a Clinical and Research Fellow in Joint Reconstruction at the University of California, San Diego. After nearly a decade in private practice, Dr. Gustafson returned to LLUMC. During his 16-year tenure there, he founded the Center for Joint Replacement, where he performed more than 4,000 primary and complex hip and knee replacements, and co-founded the Peterson Tribology Lab, a world-class facility dedicated to orthopaedic research. Dr. Gustafson has achieved the rank of Fellow of two prestigious professional societies, is active in academia, and is involved in the design and testing of new joint prostheses. He is a national and international lecturer on ceramic hip replacements and has published and presented widely on TJR. Dr. Gustafson is affectionately called "Dr. G" by his staff and patients. He is best known to his patients for his caring style and sense of humor. He sincerely wants to know every patient personally so that he can fully understand their individual needs. He goes above and beyond in providing the best treatment for his patients from offering the very best medical care to stepping in personally, when necessary, to call a patient's insurance company. His perfectionist attitude is demonstrated through his commitment to patient care. From the moment a new patient comes into his office through surgery and post-operative care, his patients know they are getting the very best. Dr. and Mrs. Gustafson are the proud parents of four very accomplished children. Their first child, a daughter, Brenna, is married and an anesthesiologist at Loma Linda Medical Center. Their oldest son, Rylan, is married and a dentist in the process of completing his specialty in endodontics. Rylan also served his country by spending 4 years in the Navy, including a tour of duty in Iraq. Their second son, Chad, is also married and recently graduated with a degree in dentistry. Chad is currently serving in the Air Force in Las Vegas and commutes back to Loma Linda as much as possible where his wife still lives. Their youngest son, Kavin, is in dental school at Loma Linda and graduated in 2008. In his spare time, Dr. G enjoys spending time indulging in his favorite hobby - jeeping. He and his sons enjoy time together jeeping on rugged mountain roads. Occasionally, he joins friends and other jeeping enthusiasts at Jeep Jamborees."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Gustafson does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection


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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.


  • Columbia Union
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Kettering Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Joint Reconstruction - University of California San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gustafson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Gustafson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gustafson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gustafson to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gustafson's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in sun City Calif |
Had a hip replacement in 2011 and was pleased with Dr. G and the way he treated me as a patient. He always put me at ease. I have full confidence in him. I need another hip done and he is the only one I trust.
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in Menifee, CA |
He is one of the best, but he does not have an e-mail address with which to communicate with patients. Appointment scheduling is horrible. I am in pain NOW and they want to give me an appointment for 6 weeks from now That's unacceptable!. That will get me to another Doctor real fast!
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in Hemet, CA |
Very caring, takes the time to explain procedures.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gustafson accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Loma Linda University Medical Center
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