Dr. David Coward, MD

Dr. David Coward, MD

Orthopedic Knee Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. David Coward, MD is an orthopedic knee surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic knee surgery.

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

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

Dr. Coward's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

47  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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13  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coward to family and friends
29 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (11)

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)

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...more
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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!!
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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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