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Dr. David Chao, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Chao

Oasis Surgery Center

5471 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92123

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Dr. David Chao, MD is a sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in sports medicine.


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I have been going to dr Chao for Eight months for my hip and lower back... he is amazing... straight to the point... knows your needs ... very intelligent to injuries... dr Chao is the best and so glad to say he is my doctor
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Dr. Chao did surgery on my right shoulder about 6 years ago and recently did rotator cuff repair surgery in Dec 2018. Him and the staff at Oasis MD in Temecula have been awesome. For the 2 surgeries, I did not have any issues post surgery and are feeling great...haven't felt this great in many years. The staff at Oasis MD always have a smile, always are helpful, and always are there to answer any and all questions. Go no where else.
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Dr. Chao did my shoulder Rotator cuff 3 years ago and it went great. I was back playing golf in 90 days and it has been perfect since. Then 3 months ago he did my right knee. Again just 2 months later I was out playing golf again with no pain. I highly recommend Dr. Chao.
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I am so grateful to have found such a professional cutting edge doctor. I had so far one surgery on my left knee 6 months ago (it is perfect) and now had a prp procedure on my right hip. He did his part now I have to do my part. I guess if I don’t Rest it as he recommends I can blame him if it doesn’t work? Lol
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Great care and advice from start to finish. A true professional and specialist in sports medicine!!
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Game Changer! My knee was in pretty bad shape when I was referred to Dr. Chao. Played college and professional football and already had 3 surgeries. I thought for sure knee replacement was my next step. Dr. Chao did his thing. Operated then aggressive treatment and rehab. I am back to playing basketball once a week, golfing, sleeping and driving with no pain and managing my knee to get a few more years out of it. Thanks Dr. Chao!!
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Dr. Chao was great. His staff was friendly and very helpful. He did a great good on my surgery.
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He is the best in Orthopedics
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I shattered my right elbow in a road accident in San Diego with several unique circumstances. I was referred to Dr David Chao. He is without a doubt an extraordinary physician. He is also extremely humble, considerate and the most genuine of gentleman. His staff reflect his values. If you are unfortunate enough to require complicated arthroscopic surgery I would recommend you call Dr. Chao.
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I recently was injured, breaking my ankle & tearing my meniscus. Doc Chao made time to see me immediately, and scheduled arthroscopic meniscus repair (no ankle surgery required). I must say I was very worried about being under anesthesia for knee surgery, while also having a freshly broken ankle. I'm ecstatic to report that surgery was a success, recovery was very quick, & I'm 100% again. Dr Chao was confident in his ability to get me back to my old activity levels quickly, & he outdid himself!
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Biography

Dr. David Chao, MD is a sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Education

1995
Minneapolis Sports Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Northwestern Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1994
1989

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(858) 560-4567

Dr. Chao accepts the following insurance:

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1 disciplinary action Found
  • Gross Negligence (1/27/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Chao's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate