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Care Philosophy

The doctor-patient relationship is central in the patient care process. My staff and I will do all we can to not only provide quality care, but to treat you as people - people with jobs to return to, kids to pick up, sports to get on with, and mountains to climb. The strongest pain-killer and anti-inflammatory I know is doing something you love - I'll do my best to get you back out there.
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Personal Bio

Derek Dee, M.D. received his undergraduate education from Stanford University, graduating Summa cum laude. He then attended USC Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, representing the top 10% of medical school graduates. He finished his Orthopedic Surgery training at UC Irvine Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident his final year. His specialty Fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder/Knee Arthroscopic Reconstruction, took place at Orthopaedic Specialty Institute in Orange, California, and at the Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute in South Lake Tahoe, California. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has an additional Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Specific interests include double-bundle anatomic ACL reconstruction, minimally invasive patellar instability reconstruction, shoulder all- arthroscopic reconstruction, mini-knee replacement, and hip arthroscopy.
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Dr. Dee's Experience

Dr. Dee'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 Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Jumper Syndrome
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Supartz® 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.


  • Stanford U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Orthopedic Specialty Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dee's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dee to family and friends
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Dr. Dee's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Los Alamitos |
Dr. Dee is wonderful!!! I have played beach volleyball most of my life but one day I took the wrong step. He ordered me an MRI and gave me a PRP injection. It worked wonderfully! I would recommend all my friends to him Thank you so much Dr Dee!
Los Alamitos, CA |
This has been the WORST experience. I had an appointment with Dr. Dee, had my MRI, went to make another follow up appointment, come to find out he moved his office without notifying his patients. THEN the billing nightmare! I have an HSA but they wouldn't take it, insisting I send a check. After a couple of billing cycles and continuing arguments, I finally sent a check. The check cleared and they CONTINUE to bill me. WHAT in the world is the problem here? AVOID at ALL costs!
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I had a meniscus tear and consulted with him to get knee surgery. Dr. Dee made the entire process really easy. He explained everything in detail to me and made me feel at ease. Now, I can prepare for my marathon again. Thanks doc!
in Long Beach, CA |
Dr Dee performed A rotator cuff surgery on my left should with a complete tear.I had pretty much full range of motion in under 6 month.Would trust him to do the other if necessary.
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St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Los Alamitos Medical Center
3751 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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