Dr. David Coward, MD
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Orthopedic Knee Surgery | Male

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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.

Biography

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. Dr. Coward is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center.

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    Dr. Coward's Reviews

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    3.4
    based on 28 total surveys (2 with reviews)
    Dr. Coward's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY 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 Reviews (2)
    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's Care Philosophy

    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.

    Dr. Coward's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • 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
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Still's Disease
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

    Education

    • Medical School
      Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

      Graduated in 1978

    • Internship Hospital
      Uc Davis Sch Med/Med Ctr

      Completed in 1979

    • Residency Hospital
      Uc Davis Med Center

      Completed in 1983

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Lds Hosp-Metcalf/Rosenberg Knee Surgery Fellowship

      Completed in 1982

    • Undergraduate School
      Ucsd

      Graduated in 1974

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • 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
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate