Dr. David Contreras, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. David Contreras, MD
Dr. Contreras, began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1991 after receiving his medical degree and completing his internship and residency at University of California, San Francisco. His ensuing fellowship in orthopedic trauma prepared him for a challenging position as Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF's School of Medicine, and lead to his appointment as the acting Chief of the Orthopaedic Department at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Contreras is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has more than 25 years of experience in treating patients. Dr. Contreras applies his years of experience and knowledge daily to overcome orthopedic challenges. His thoroughness and contemplative nature ensure all avenues are explored when planning treatment, and his traditional values and personable demeanor offer patients comfort in addition to superior medicine. An educator by nature, he has lectured and authored several articles on his specialty.

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. David Contreras, MD

Dr. David Contreras, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • Health Net
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Baker’s Cyst
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Contreras "I perform several hundred successful orthopedic surgeries annually. Your health and quality of orthopedic care are my two top priorities. My patients participate in a carefully performed physical exam, along with the appropriate x-ray or MRI, here on our orthopedic campus. The results of these tests are explained in detail to my patients by using models or drawings. This facilitates a rapid decision-making process and in many cases leads to non-surgical treatments. I am delighted my patients can experience the care and technology here at Muir Orthopedic Specialists.

My 13 years of experience at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital have provided me with a broad background of treatment options."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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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) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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 1978
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of California, San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of California, San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • San Francisco General Hospital,
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Contreras has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Contreras' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Contreras to family and friends
3.0
based on 2 total reviews
Dr. Contreras' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Contreras accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Admar
  • Aetna
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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    Select PPO
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    Basic PPO
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  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Contreras has admitting privileges

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1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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