Dr. Benjamin C. Tam, MD

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Dr. Benjamin C. Tam, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Pacific Orthopaedic Associates 707 S Garfield Ave Ste 201, Alhambra, CA 91801 Get Directions

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Dedicated to providing the best orthopaedic care I can to each and every patient I have the privilege to treat....   Read More

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      Dr. Tam accepts 12 insurance carriers

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      • Aetna
      • Anthem Blue Cross
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
      • Blue Shield of California
      • Cigna
      • Commercial Insurance Company
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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      • Molina Healthcare
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      4.5 based on 17 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Tam
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (17)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (17)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Tam's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Dr. Tam is always positive and has a sunny disposition. I enjoyed all the office visits after my surgeries. He is also kind and cordial. I highly recommend him to my family and friends.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
      • Orthopedic Fracture Care
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis
      • Arthritis of the Shoulder
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cartilage Tear
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Fractured Lower Leg
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hand Injury
      • Hand Neuropathy
      • Hand Pain
      • Hip Arthritis
      • Hip Flexor Strain
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Injury
      • Hip Muscle Strain
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Arthritis
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Injuries
      • Knee Ligament Rupture
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Sprain
      • Knee Tendinitis
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Ligament Sprain
      • Ligament Tears
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Occupational Injuries
      • Orthopedic Trauma
      • Osgood Schlatter Disease
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Ruptured Tendon
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Shoulder Diseases
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Instability
      • Shoulder Muscle Strain
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Shoulder Separation
      • Shoulder Sprain
      • Shoulder Tendinitis
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
      • Spine Disorders
      • Sports Injuries
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Tendon Disorders
      • Tendon Injuries
      • Tendonitis
      • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
      • Tenosynovitis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Work-Related Injuries
      • Wrist Disorders
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Fracture Care
      • Glenoid Labrum Repair
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • 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 Resurfacing
      • Hip Surgery
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Cartilage Repair
      • Knee Cartilage Treatment
      • Knee Debridement
      • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Resurfacing
      • Knee Surgery
      • Knee Tendon Repair
      • Ligament Reconstruction
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Reconstruction
      • Shoulder Replacement
      • Shoulder Stabilizations
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
      • Sports Medicine Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
      • Wrist Replacement

      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

      • Medical School
        New York University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1992

      • Internship Hospital
        UCLA Medical Center

        Completed in 1993

      • Residency Hospital
        UCLA Medical Center

        Completed in 1997

      • Undergraduate School
        Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1988

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Top Docs, San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena Magazine, 2010, 2011
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      • Media & Publications

        Dr. Tam has no media or publications listed.

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Cantonese
      • Chinese
      • Mandarin
      • Spanish
      • Vietnamese
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      Dr. Tam'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
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Why Does Experience Matter?

      Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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      Dr. Tam's Office & Staff

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      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Tam

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Tam's Care Philosophy

      Dedicated to providing the best orthopaedic care I can to each and every patient I have the privilege to treat. Each patient has unique individual needs and concerns which I make every effort to address when treating their orthopaedic problems. My training and experience have provided the foundation for the quality of care I provide, but I believe that great doctor-patient communication is what leads to patient satisfaction and the best outcomes.