Dr. David Coward, MD

Dr. David Coward, MD

Orthopedic Knee Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(29)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Coward, MD is an orthopedic knee surgery doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

2801 K St Ste 310

Sacramento, CA 95816

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Medicaid
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Coward "I have limited my practice to evaluation and treatment of knee problems for 30 years. My goal and treatment is to identify your knee problem and determine the appropriate clinical pathway for treatment. I emphasize nonoperative management for many knee problems. We have two physical therapists in our practice specializing in knee rehabilitation. If surgery becomes an option I have performed 15,000 knee operations including 2500 ACL reconstructions and revisions."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • 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

  • Ucsd
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Uc Davis Sch Med/Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Uc Davis Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Lds Hosp-Metcalf/Rosenberg Knee Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Coward has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Coward's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coward to family and friends
3.3
based on 29 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Coward's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Rocklin, CA |
If you want to feel belittled and feel like a whiner ( mine was knee surgery that continually filled with fluid after knee surgery ) than, this is your man... I never felt so insulted and small After this encounter, I drove home in tears!! We had to pull teeth to get his report, where he said I was a good historian! Ha! I don't know how that was possible, as he kept interrupting, not letting me speak. He is rude, insensitive, and a shameful example to his profession..NEVER AGAIN! Warning to you!
Sacramento, CA |
Dr. Coward is hands-down the best knee specialist in tow He understands the knee. He is busy and to the point along with being gracious. Ignore any negative rexiews saying negative things about Dr. coward. He's the best!!
in Sacramento, CA |
I went to Dr. Coward years ago for a ski knee injury. He is very kind and generous with his time. Today, I went to his office for another knee injury. I met with his PA. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend Dr. Coward and his PA. They are the best!
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Dr. Coward accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Coward has admitting privileges

Sutter Medical Center
2825 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816
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