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Dr. Edward Vanek II, DO

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Vanek II

Edward A. Vanek, D.O., Inc., Atwater CA

3140 Apron Ave Atwater, CA 95301

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Dr. Edward Vanek II, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Atwater, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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Beware! Dr. Vanek has a horrible reputation & rightly so! Sadly, my sister didn’t find this out until after he operated on her. She knows several people that have used him & all had horrible experiences. Even medical pros in the area know about him! Some people even guess his name before she tells them. A group of 20 sued him but his huge team of lawyers managed to defeat them. So sis now needs her surgery redone b/c it was not performed correctly the first time. All we can do is warn others.
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I've seen Dr. Vanek for three different issues and been through two surgeries with him. Dr. Vanek found my knee issue when several other Doctors had given up. Thanks to Dr. Vanek I have been without pain for over a year... His staff has always been friendly and helpful, and I've found Dr. Vanek to be very caring and always looking for the best course of action that was necessary even if it were an answer I didn't want to hear...turns out he was right in the end. Thanks Dr. Vanek!!!
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Best ever!
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DID AN EXCELLENT JOB ON MY KNEE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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I've known Vanek for years. I went in to see him for a doctor's note to clear me for the military. I had ACL surgery 6 years earlier by a surgeon at UCSF. After waiting for 3.5 hours, he came in and didn't even examine or touch my knee, but said he'd write the letter. He then called me a week later and said my knee would fail, however he made this assumption without even running any tests on my knee or any evidence. He's just a weird guy and very unprofessional. He's a compulsive liar as well.
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Dr. Vanek and most of the staff is rude, and uncaring of medical needs. He tried to force a total knee replacement for my husband and then cancelled the surgery twice. When we requested answers Dr. Vanek got on the phone with me, and started to yell and say disrespectful things. We filed a complaint with our insurance, and he lied in his response. If you ask questions, then the will turn on you. Don't go here!!
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Dr. Vanek adopted me from the clinic environment, he thought he would be best serve my medical situation in his private office. I have Osteoarthritis all over. Took time to see what he could do, if not refer to someone who can. He is friendly, funny, however, straight to the point, serious about his treatments and options. His staff is very nice!
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Dr Vanek is a very rude and ignorant person who forces his patients to go to a lousy rehab place or else sign an Against Medical Advice paper after knee replacement surgery, upon discharge from the hospital. He maintains poor communication with his patients and does not easily prescribe any medical supplies after surgery. He says something and does something, full of lies. ONE of the Most Ridiculous doctors I have ever seen. NEVER EVER go to Dr Vanek.
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Dr vanek and his staff are fabulous! After a life altering injury years ago, I came to Dr vanek office to seek help with this preexisting injury and they have not only been helpful and nurturing, but have taught me a lot about my affected body part.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Specializing in Osteopathic Medicine we achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health education, injury prevention and disease prevention by working in partnership with patients.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2006
Peninsula Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Peninsula Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
2001
Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1997
State University Of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
Undergraduate School
1997
State University Of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
2006
2002
2001
1997
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(209) 385-1244

Dr. Vanek II accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Alliance Health Care
Alliance Health Care PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care HMO
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
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicaid of California
Medi-Cal
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Medicare of California PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vanek II's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Glenoid Labrum Tear
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanek II treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vanek II treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanek II treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vanek II treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanek II treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vanek II treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Vanek II's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Back Impairment
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

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63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average