Dr. Erik Stark, MD

Dr. Erik Stark, MD

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Dr. Erik Stark, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Oceanside, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

3905 Waring Rd

Oceanside, CA 92056

Contact Information

(760) 724-9000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Stark performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Dislocation
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Stark's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Stark does not have any board certifications listed.

47  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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22  Procedures

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

  • Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Stark has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Stark has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Stark's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stark to family and friends
38 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (32)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Stark's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Stark is an extremely knowledgeable doctor and a skillful surgeon, and I would highly recommend him to anyone facing orthopedic surgery. He is thorough and thoughtful in his approach to treatment, and sets high expectations for recovery. My procedure (MCL/PCL replacement) was intensive, but...more
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Dr. Stark is my surgeon for my ACL reconstruction. From day 1 he was very informative, professional, and knowledgeable about my issue. Throughout pre op and post op he would answer all my questions and would explain everything that he and his staff were doing or were going to do. My physical...more
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I had stem/cell therapy on both knees and my Achilles tendon. Dr. Stark did an excellent job and the results were amazing. Five weeks after the procedure I am pain free and have resumed all normal activities. Fantastic!
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rot. cuff surgery resulting in ongoing problem with right bicep muscle, pain when lifting med. weight items.
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Dr Stark is an energetic doctor that takes pride in performing surgery at an incredible machine like speed on a factory conveyor. If your surgery has complications he assumes he did his job and physical therapy will fix it. I had painful complications and he didn't dig to solve. I was sent to a...more
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