Dr. Christopher Woodson, MD

Dr. Christopher Woodson, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
(37)
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Dr. Christopher Woodson, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor who practices in Downey, CA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

8555 Florence Ave

Downey, CA 90240

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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)
  • Health Net of California
  • Monarch Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Shoulder Disorders
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Joint Pain
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more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • 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
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point 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 Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Lac+Usc Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Lac+Usc Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Woodson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Woodson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Woodson to family and friends
4.3
based on 37 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Woodson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Aliso Viejo, CA |
Every day I am grateful to have found Dr. Woodson and for the surgery he performed on my torn RC and bicep tendon. Thank you, doctor!
Long Beach, CA |
I recently had hip replacement surgery and am now walking, without pain and almost off a cane in just under 5 weeks. I cannot recommend Dr. Woodson, his staff. the Los Alamitos Hospital and their program highly enough. I am 73 and am returning to work -- clinical psychologist in private practice - and driving easily tomorrow! Cannot be more pleased - and relieved.
in Cypress, CA |
Dr. Woodson is wonderful! I have had two knee replacements (two years apart). I had been putting the first surgery off for 18 years. Decided to have the surgery when I couldn't keep up with the grandchildren and I have had no complications. I can now walk and stand without pain. Dr. Woodson was chosen by me because of his fellowship with Dr. Jackson, retired. Dr. Woodson comes in and sits down and listens. I had the occasion to meet his parents and he is a chip off the block. They were so nice.
in Cypress, CA |
What a wonderful experience with Dr. Woodson and his staff. The most pleasant, informative and caring Dr.s office I've been to Dr. Woodson is the BEST, I had 3 referrals for my knee replacement and of course I will refer anyone for his orthopedic help. He is so worth the drive if you live out of town. Estella , his office manager is the absolute BEST. She goes out of her way for patients, and really cares. She is a sweetheart and a gem. I am so very grateful for this Dr. Love & blessing Dr. W
in Long Beach, CA |
Dr. Woodson is the best! He has the best bedside manner and takes time with his patients. I have never had a bad visit with Dr. Woodson or his office and I've been seeing him for years. Usually it's a chore coming to the doctor, but with Dr. Woodson you feel you're visiting a family member. Great doctor, great staff, great care!
in Cathedral City, CA |
Dr. Woodson performed a total hip replacement on me. I have had other surgical procedures in the past by other doctors, this hip procedure was the smoothest and non-problematic I have ever had. He instills great confidence and trust in treatment. I would recommend him way above any other surgeon I have ever dealt with.
in Seal Beach, CA |
He very honest and takes very good care of his patients . He will do everything he can to fix whatever problem you have. Best Dr. I ever had.
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Dr. Woodson accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Added Advantage POS
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • Monarch Healthcare
    Monarch Health Plan PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Los Alamitos Medical Center
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Lakewood Regional Medical Center
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