Dr. Emile Wakim, MD

Dr. Emile Wakim, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. Emile Wakim, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Huntington Beach, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

18800 Delaware St Ste 1100

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Wakim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wakim treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Wakim treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wakim treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Wakim treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Internal Derangement of Knee
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wakim treats Internal Derangement of Knee more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Wakim treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Wakim's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion

About Me

Care Philosophy

I practice sports and minimally invasive orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on comprehensive rehabilitation for most injuries. I approach each patient with respect, care and interest.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2006
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill
Internship Hospital
2000
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University Of San Diego
Undergraduate School
2006
2002
2000
1995

Awards

  • AOA Orthopedic Resident Leader, June 2005
  • Chief Resident @ Rush Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, July 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Wakim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wakim

3.9

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Wakim was highly professional and took time to explain my condition and the range of options. He didn't (like other doctors have done) suggest the most aggressive (and most expensive) option but rather a path of options that will determine over time what works for my specific situation. I agreed to take the first option step and am thrilled with the results - I am pain free in my knee for the first time in years!!! I highly recommend Dr. Wakim!! Debbie (age 67)
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Dr. Emile has an excellent bedside manner, is personable, extremely knowledgeable, and is willing to take the time to help his patients understand their bodies and how best to live with and/or mediate injuries. I highly recommend seeing him as your orthopedist.
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Dr. Wakim's knowledge, professionalism and bedside manner are beyond compare. I live in Oak Park, CA and drove down to see the Dr. in Huntington Beach. The entire experience was extremely helpful and informative. I have been to many Orthopedic Doctors and have never felt as informed and confident about my pathway back to health as I did with the Dr. Wakim. I highly recommend him and will never work with another Orthopedic Dr. other than Dr. Wakim again.
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Received below average care, poor follow-up, would NOT recommend Dr. Emile Wakim
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The worst physician ever! WAKIM, EMILE PAUL Was paid good money to write an medical evaluation the evaluation was inaccurate had missing information it was incomplete and overall WAKIM, EMILE PAUL did a very poor job. I even provided him with the requested information he never revised his report , which cost me hundreds of dollars just because WAKIM, EMILE PAUL FAILED TO DO HIS JOB , IT’S APPRENT EMILE WAKIM truly exemplifies the very essence of incompetenc
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Dr. Wakim appears to be very caring but I have to question his knowledge as an orthopedic surgeon. He did a very poor job at setting my broken radius bone which has resulted in me having to have surgery by a different Orthopedic Doctor. I have now have a plate and 9 screws in my wrist. If the original break had been set correctly by Dr. Wakim I could have avoided having the surgery and months of Occupational therapy.
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Extremly personable, knowledgeable and skilled in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wakim has replaced my left knee, with great result. I am scheduled to have the other knee replaced by him shortly. He's the best!
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I have a rotary cuff problem due to swimming. I wanted to try PRP for my shoulder to avoid surgery. I went for 3 treatments, paying out of pocket and was good for two years. When the pain came back from over using it, I tried Kaiser Permanente, since they started the treatment as well and my co-pay was only $10. It did not work for me as well. Yesterday, I went back for 2 more PRP shots to Dr. Wakim and already I can tell, it is going to work. It takes the right doctor for the PRP injections!
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He is a good doctor but the front desk staff is not caring about patients and they put me on hold for 15 mins and they said they will call me in 2 mins but it takes 30 mins and I called them again and they put me on hold again and waiting for them to call me back
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