Dr. Christina Allen, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemaleAge 59

Dr. Allen
Accepting new patients

UCSF Medical Ctr Orthpdc Sgy

1500 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158

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(415) 353-7566

Dr. Christina Allen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Allen to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Allen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allen treats Knee Sprain more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Allen treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allen treats Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear more than 70% of her peers

Dr. Allen treats this condition more than 70% of her peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allen treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 68% of her peers

Dr. Allen treats this condition more than 68% of her peers

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
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Allen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
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Dr. Allen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Allen

4.5

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
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(16)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (19)
  • Explained conditions well (19)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Allen did the ACL reconstruction surgery on my left knee. All pre-op and post-op visits were great, she explained almost everything and also patiently answered all my questions and concerns, face to face or through my chart.
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What could be improved
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Adam – Jan 24, 2020
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We trust Dr. Allen in her diagnostic and treatment assessments of our daughter's soccer-related injuries. She and her staff carefully assess the conditions presented and approach treatment conservatively, which we fully appreciate. She is very engaging, open to discussing issues and available for questions and concerns outside of scheduled appointments. We highly recommend her!
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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Patricia and Vaughn – Nov 07, 2019
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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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SFOrthoChick in San Francisco, CA – Mar 07, 2019
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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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San Francisco – Nov 09, 2017
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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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Eric in Oakland, CA – Oct 30, 2016
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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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Fairfield, CA – Aug 18, 2016
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Dr. Allen kept me well informed and at ease before, during, and after my knee surgery.
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What could be improved
No results
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San Francisco, CA – Aug 15, 2016
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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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San Francisco, CA – Jun 17, 2016
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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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What could be improved
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San Francisco, CA – Apr 14, 2016
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2002
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
Residency Hospital
1996
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Christina Allen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Allen frequently treats Knee Sprain, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear, and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Allen treats.

Where is Dr. Christina Allen, MD's office located?

Dr. Allen's office is located at 1500 Owens St, San Francisco, CA 94158. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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UCSF Medical Ctr Orthpdc Sgy

UCSF Medical Ctr Orthpdc Sgy1500 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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