Dr. Christopher Coufal, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Coufal
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Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. Christopher Coufal, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Coufal has more experience with Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with Walnut Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Coufal to book an appointment.


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Dr Coufal is amazing. Very personable and he speaks in plain english. No fancy Dr speak!
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Apr 08, 2020
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I took a fall at the end of December 2018, a stumble-fall on the patio. Unfortunately my upper right leg landed mostly between the patio and the brick edging. I broke my femur pretty bad. At first I thought I was just stung (charlie-horse wise) because it hurt pretty bad. I tried to let the sting wear off some then I pulled a garbage can over and tried to stand up but my leg just sort ot flomped around and I knew then I was unfortunately hurt pretty bad. I was transported to John Muir Concord and had a rod and pin put in by the good professionals 12/31/18. After a lengthly rehab, I found out the rod had cracked near the break site last October 2019. *Doctor Coufal was referred by the original Doctor to do what was referred to in the terms of a revision. I was able to have the surgery scheduled for January 10, 2020 by *Dr.Coufal at John Muir W.C. I was very lucky to have the skills of *Dr. Coufal in my situation. He's been amazing. Love you man! Thank you! j k h
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John Kevin Harcharik – Mar 25, 2020
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Had a wonderful experience with Dr. Coufal and was comforted by our friendship and talks.
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Randy Masukawa – Mar 20, 2020
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He has been great! He was very capable in dealing with my quad tendon rupture. He has provided good after care support. He has a nice bedside manner, which I think is helpful in the whole recovery process. I would recommend him highly in his specialty areas.
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Mar 12, 2020
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I fractured my shoulder, tore my rotater cuff and my bicep.
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About Me

Dr. Coufal applies expertise and specialized training daily to deliver state-the-art care.

He recognizes the importance of all patients thoroughly understanding the cause and treatment options for their problem. In fact, he admits, "My bi...
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Texas Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Medical School
1988
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(925) 939-8585

Dr. Coufal accepts the following insurance:

Admar
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Health Plan
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
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 EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-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 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
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Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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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
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Navigate HMO
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coufal performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Coufal performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coufal treats Elbow Injuries more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Coufal treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coufal performs Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed more than 46% of their peers

Dr. Coufal performs this procedure more than 46% of their peers

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Dr. Coufal's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

Walnut Creek Office2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)