Dr. David Downs, MD

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Dr. David Downs, MD
Dr. David Downs, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Downs is affiliated with St.Jude Medical Center and Placentia - Linda Hospital.

101 Laguna Rd Ste A

Fullerton, CA 92835

Contact Information

(714) 879-0050

Dr. David Downs, MD

Dr. David Downs, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 92% of peers
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
very high
more than 90% of peers

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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
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point 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

  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Loma Linda University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Loma Linda University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Downs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Downs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downs to family and friends
3.7
based on 23 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Downs' 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
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Yorba Linda, CA |
Dr Downs, PA Kendra and staff are the most accommodating, friendly and professional healthcare providers that I have come across. I owe my newly found great quality of life to these people. I had a complete left knee replacement 10/2016 and I couldn't be more happier. From the initial consultation & diagnosis, through the actual surgery and comprehensive rehab, they were always there to assist me. They gave it to me straight, no surprises. Shout out to Sophia & Terry for always smiling. Luv ya.
in Anaheim, CA |
Dr. David Downs and staff gave me my life back. I needed both hips replaced and had no information about the procedure or how my life would be after. I had been treated rudely by other surgeons, they told me I was too old and too over weight. Not Dr. Downs and his P.A. Kendra, they listened, explained, made sure everything was understood. Best of all they moved forward with surgery plans, as I lost weight and prepared for surgery. My outcome was excellent and I now have my life, love this team!!
in Alhambra, CA |
I had my ACL, MCL, and PCL reconstruction surgery done by Dr. David Downs. Surgery went great with no complications. He's very informative and friendly during the entire process.
in Fullerton, CA |
I would highly recommend Dr Downs and have to several of my friends. I have had 2 knee replacement surgery's and the with in last 10 days. I feel great and trust him for all my orthopedic needs.
Fullerton, CA |
Removed me from the medical group because I requested information on steps they would take to alleviate a patients burden with setting appointments dealing with specialists. Overall doctor was lazy refused to commit to multiple tasks involving different sections of the body. Would never recommend this office to anyone. The front desk women sounds like a long time smoker. It's extremely unappealing. If you want one star service come here.
Placentia, CA |
I just called last week to make an appointment for follow up on a broken ankle that happened while out of town. I left a message with the appointment scheduler but never received a return call. After reading more reviews on-line it looks like I'm not the only one that has had this problem with this office. I have used this office many times in the last 30 years but I think this is last straw.
in Fullerton, CA |
Dr. Downs is a very serious doctor with a stern(ish) demeanor, but after a few visits he loosened up with me (and I normally require a relaxed and caring bedside manner!) He is an excellent surgeon. He performed my shoulder surgery, which was supposed to take months to recover from, and I recovered in just two weeks. He did an amazing job. He is a very skilled, talented surgeon, whom I highly recommend.
in Santa Ana, CA |
Cannot get a return phone call, left several messages, very frustrated.
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Dr. Downs accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • 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
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Downs has admitting privileges

Placentia - Linda Hospital
1301 N Rose Dr
Placentia, CA 92870
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St.Jude Medical Center
101 E Valencia Mesa Dr
Fullerton, CA 92835
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