Dr. Clifford Colwell, MD

Dr. Clifford Colwell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 81
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Dr. Clifford Colwell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1962 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd MS 116

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 554-7993

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Colwell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
more than 73% of peers
Knee Disorders
normal
more than 71% of peers
Osteoarthritis
normal
more than 57% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

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 Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1962
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1963
  • Hospital Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1964
  • Los Angeles Co Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1968

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Colwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Colwell's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Colwell to family and friends
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Dr. Colwell'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

    Under 10 minutes
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