Dr. Charles Preston, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Charles Preston, MD
Dr. Preston began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2008. He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of California, Irvine. He then completed his orthopedic training in New York at the renowned NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. During his training, Dr. Preston completed an additional orthopedic research fellowship which resulted in multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national meetings. While practicing in New York, Dr. Preston was a house physician both at Shea Stadium for the New York Mets, and at Madison Square Garden. Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Preston completed additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the University of Southern California. His fellowship also included advanced training in shoulder and elbow reconstruction. Since settling in the East Bay Dr. Preston has served as a Clinical Instructor at UCSF and is the founding medical director of the Sports Performance Institute at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. He serves as the sideline physician for De La Salle Football and is an orthopedic consultant for the student athletes at St. Mary's College. A resident of Alamo, he supports the community by serving as an orthopedic consultant for local high schools. Dr. Preston is also certified in cartilage transplantation and also in golf fitness through the Titleist Performance Institute. In his free time, Dr. Preston enjoys various athletic related endeavors both as a participant and a fan. His favorite team is his family: his wife Tara and four wonderful children.

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. Charles Preston, MD

Dr. Charles Preston, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • MultiPlan
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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 90% of peers
Runner's Knee
high
more than 85% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Preston "Dr. Preston provides state of the art treatment for general orthopedic as well as athletic injuries. His goal is to provide each patient with a full and complete evaluation of their orthopedic problem, to discuss all treatment options, and match treatment options with patient needs and expectations. He emphasizes conservative treatment prior to recommending surgery and minimally evasive techniques are used when surgery is required.

He has great respect for the patient's time and is pleased to be able to offer testing, diagnosis and surgery as needed, in one location. A goal oriented physician, Dr. Preston works to speed healing time and return patients back to work and athletes back to the field as soon as possible."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Preston does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

Education

  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Nyu-Hospital For Joint Diseases, Musculoskeletal Research Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Preston has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Preston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Preston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Preston to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Preston's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Golden |
Dr. Preston repaired my torn rotator cuff and I had a great outcome. Him and his staff have always been very friendly and helpful. I have no complaints at all and haven't really had any long wait times at his office. Highly recommend him.
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  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • ChoiceCare Network
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  • Health Net
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • MultiPlan
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