Dr. Christina Allen, MD

Dr. Christina Allen, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Christina Allen, MD is a sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1995 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read her story

1500 Owens St

San Francisco, CA 94158

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Western Health Advantage

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Allen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Cancer
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Christina Allen specializes in treating knee and shoulder injuries, particularly in women athletes. A soccer enthusiast, Allen is an expert in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and athletic injuries of the shoulder. She has special inter...

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2002
University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2001
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
Internship Hospital
1995
David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
Medical School
1983
Duke University
Undergraduate School
2002
2001
1996
1995
1983

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4.5

Based on 18 reviews

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Dr. Allen is one of the finest physicians I've come across. Not only did she do a perfect ACL reconstruction on my 'older' non-athletically inclined knee (I was 55 at the time) but her level of follow up was amazing. She listens (really), she addresses every concern and has a great staff too. If you have a knee issue, this is absolutely the person to see.
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Dr. Allen and her team were amazing. Very professional and personable, and incredibly responsive via phone and email. Dr. Allen really took the time to help me understand my treatment options and recovery process. She saw me through two surgeries and I wouldn't think of going to anyone else for orthopedic issues.
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Dr. Allen is extraordinarily competent and confident. She earnest listened to my questions and concerns as well as educated me about the process. She goes above and beyond for her patients.
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I had a good experience so far with Dr. Allen, she kept me up to date on procedures......was very caring and showed concern in my progress. Asked me to call anytime with questions. Called to see how I was doing....very good doctor.
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Dr. Allen kept me well informed and at ease before, during, and after my knee surgery.
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Dr Allen has performed three surgeries on my knee. (The frequency being reflective of me, definitely not reflective of her work) She has saved my employment 3 times now, as I have a physical job which requires me to be very mobile. If - heaven forbid - I need a 4th, Dr Allen will be who I want doing it. It's important to keep in mind, though, that she can only perform the surgery. After that the recovery is going to be in your own hands and will depend on how much work you put into rehab
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The worst bedside manners, poor communication about treatment (was told I didn't need another brace but then was lectured when I didn't get it), long-wait times, and was told I would not recover (horrible experience as a patient). I heard she was one of the best and maybe I caught her on a REALLY bad day but lesson learned to ALWAYS CLARIFY treatment since now I am behind recovery. Also, be FAST about asking your questions since she will just leave you in the room when she is behind schedule.
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Locations

UCSF Medical Ctr Orthpdc Sgy

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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 8:00am - 11:00am
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
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