Dr. Erik Stark, MD

Dr. Erik Stark, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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(38)
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Dr. Erik Stark, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Oceanside, CA. He has been practicing for 16 years.

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

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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

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Stark does not have any board certifications listed.

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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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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid 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

  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stark to family and friends
4.5
based on 38 total reviews (8 with comments)
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)
Oceanside, CA |
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 went great and I am feeling strong and stable. Range of motion is increasing, and the outcome is positive. I appreciate Dr. Stark's confidence, positive attitude, and encouragement along the way.
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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 therapist who has never met Dr. Stark said he could tell he is an excellent surgeon. My knee has range of motion and extension and pain level of week 6, but I am actually only 3 weeks post surgery
in Oceanside, CA |
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!
in Carlsbad, CA |
rot. cuff surgery resulting in ongoing problem with right bicep muscle, pain when lifting med. weight items.
in Fallbrook CA |
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 pain Dr to mask the pain. Another Dr identified that I was bleeding internally for 8 months. I had three solid stints surgically inserted to stop bleeding. I suffered 8 months as he was too busy to care
in Carlsbad, CA |
Dr Stark is awesome! Listens, takes his time explaining options and is very gentle. I am 51yo athlete and Dr Stark keeps me moving year after year. I have an old bone on bone artritic knee and hes done a clean up/orthoscooic surgery, cortizone, PRP and gel. Ive rev6ered all my friends and they love him too!
in Vista, CA |
I heard about Dr. Stark from two happy customers. Went for my first visit and he was very thorough and gave me options on what I could do. I opted for the PRP. I was very nervous as I heard it was super painful through a few people and a doctor. Staff was great. Dr. Stark came in and was funny and at ease and explained the procedure would take 30 seconds. It truly didn't even hurt much and it was fast. It was so quick and he was absolutely AMAZING! I would recommend Dr. Stark in a heartbeat!
San Marcos, CA |
Had a PRP injection to my shoulder. Took the time to go over MRI. Was a very easy procedure for me. Great care
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Dr. Stark accepts 8 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
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value

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Hospitals where Dr. Stark has admitting privileges

Tri - City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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