Dr. David Chao, MD

Dr. David Chao, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. David Chao, MD is a sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in sports medicine.

5471 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 100

San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

(858) 560-4567

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Chao's Experience

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Dr. Chao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found

1  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

59  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

2 Sanctions
  • Gross Negligence (1/27/2017)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (4/25/2014)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
1 Board Action
  • Disciplinary action in another state (8/13/2013)
    Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
    Summary: Chao, David J MD: License # 036086671: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been disciplined by the State of California. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation has placed the physician’s Illinois license in REFUSE TO RENEW status.
    State: Colorado

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chao has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Chao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chao's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
35 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Chao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

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...more
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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...more
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