Dr. Allen Gustafson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Arrowhead Orthopaedics 3889 W Stetson Ave Ste 100 Hemet, CA 92545 Get Directions
Dr. Allen Gustafson, MD
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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Dr. Gustafson's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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    EXCELLENT
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    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.
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!
in Hemet, CA |
Very caring, takes the time to explain procedures.
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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.

Dr. Gustafson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1970

  • Internship Hospital
    Kettering Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1971

  • Residency Hospital
    Orthopaedic Surgery - Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Completed in 1977

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Joint Reconstruction - University of California San Diego

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia Union

    Graduated in 1966

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection