Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD

Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemaleAge 37

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(442) 274-0568

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Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Poway, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Palanca to book an appointment.

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Arch Health Medical Group

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(442) 274-0568
Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion15611 Pomerado Rd Poway, CA 92064
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Arch Health Medical Group1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 200 Escondido, CA 92029
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Palanca's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palanca

4.5

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (10)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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After consulting with a Podiatrist, then a Foot and Ankle Specialist at Sharp (disaster!) I am so very grateful to have found Dr. Palanca. She is very personable and takes time to really listen and I never feel rushed by her. I had a very complex and persistent wound infection requiring surgery on my toe with subsequent IV antibiotics via a PICC line. The wound, which wouldn't heal even with going to a wound clinic, healed right up after surgery, as did the other incision and 6 months later remains fine! I highly recommend this doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lynne Bechard – Jan 14, 2021
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The check in staff was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to get me set up for my appointment. Dr. Palanca was very professional, thorough and while she couldn't make the final diagnosis during the first visit, I trusted her instincts after asking her many questions about potential diagnosis and treatment plans. The staff was very quick to set me up with a temporary booth and clearly outlined the next steps.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mariola Hausmann – Oct 08, 2020
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Dr. P was my surgeon while at Stanford, and she was fantastic. She removed a bone spur on my left foot and replaced my right ankle. While the surgery itself went great, quite honestly, the recovery was not for the faint of heart -- it was slow and pretty darn miserable. But 13 months and lots of hard work later, I am walking without pain or a limp for the first time in at least 10 years. I'm hiking, biking, gardening ballisticly, and even dancing again. Wow. No meds, not even ibuprofen. I feel GREAT. Dr. Palanca is smart, kind, encouraging, realistic, and an excellent surgeon. San Diego is lucky to have her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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The Rev. Dr. Susan Leo – Feb 08, 2020
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Dr Palanca is pleasant and is patient with all my questions. I never feel rushed. I find her very compassionate and would recommend her any of my friends and family. She always has a smile.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 24, 2020
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I went to see Dr. P on a referral from my Dr. I have pain in my big toe joint, ankles, knees, and hips. When I was in the exam room, I overheard the nurse discussing my responses to her questions with the dr. and the office staff. I overheard them all laughing about my case. I don't see anything funny about my answers, I felt very embarrassed and self-conscious about my whole visit after that. Dr. P. entered the exam room, asked a few questions, then basically told me when my pain got bad enough, (this is why I'm here. look at my records! I don't go to the doctor very often!!) schedule the surgery, which by the way, might not even take care of the pain. She said I had fallen arches, but did not offer any advice on what I could do for myself for that problem. She did not even address my concerns with my ankle, knee and hip pain. She was dismissive and not helpful at all. I have NEVER complained about a Dr. visit before. I'm shocked at how unprofessional her staff was.
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What could be improved
No results
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Laura Rosenbusch – Jan 22, 2020
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The office was always very prompt, friendly and helpful. One time I arrived 30 minutes early since I was coming from another appointment that finished early. Instead of making me wait, they did my X-rays and got me in and out early. Dr. Palanca also was helpful and gave me context around my injury. No complaints!
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Palanca

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Palanca treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Palanca treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 485-0050.

Ankle & Foot Surgery

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle & Foot Surgery specialists.

Dr. Palanca treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 32 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Palanca
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Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Foot Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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High
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Dr. Palanca's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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About Me

Biography

Ariel Palanca, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She finished an orthopedic surgical...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (442) 274-0568, and for other questions, call (858) 485-0050.

Does Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Palanca has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Palanca's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Palanca frequently treats Ankle & Foot Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Palanca specializes.

Where is Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD's office located?

Dr. Palanca's office is located at 15611 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD speak?

Dr. Palanca speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Palanca is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
17 Awards Received

Stanford Health Care

Stanford, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received