Dr. Francis Alberta, MD

Dr. Francis Alberta, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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45 y/o
30 reviews

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Dr. Frank Alberta is well known throughout New Jersey and New England as a sports medicine specialist with expertise in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. He has over 11 years of experience treating the most difficult problems in these joints. He remains committed to improving his patients' outcomes through teaching and learning. He was the first surgeon in New Jersey to routinely collect data on his outcomes and to study it. Dr. Alberta is an elected member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, a national society with admission based on recommendations of exisiting members, contributions to the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and a lasting commitment to teaching and learning. Dr. Alberta is one of only 3 members of the ASES who practice in New Jersey. Recognition by your peers is one of the most flattering forms of praise, and Dr. Alberta has received multiple awards from other medical professionals. He is a multiple winner of the Jersey Choice Top Doctors recognition in NJ Monthly. He has also been featured in New York Magazine's Best Doctors 2014 and Inside Jersey Magazine's Top Doctors. He was also selected as a Nurses' Choice Top Doctor in his field in NJ Monthly magazine. Patients have recognized him as a Vitals Patients' Choice award winner for 6 straight years, as well as Compassionate Doctor Certification for the last 5 years. Dr. Alberta has written several textbook chapters on subjects including advanced shoulder arthroscopy techniques, the latest techniques and advances in sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma. He has published numerous journal articles through research into shoulder and elbow biomechanics, throwing injuries in athletes, strength training, advances in surgical techniques, and other sports injuries. His current research projects involve advances in the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability, evaluation of throwing athletes following shoulder arthroscopy, elbow biomechanics, and surgical outcomes in overhead athletes. His work was featured in a Video Journal of Orthopaedics teaching video. He has been featured on Fox News for the Fox and Friends morning show on topics such as Preventing Injuries in Teenage Athletes and Injuries in the Golden Age Athlete. In 2002, Dr. Alberta was selected to continue his training at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. This sports medicine fellowship is consistently one of the most sought after positions in the country. During his training in L.A., Dr. Alberta participated in the care of many professional teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, Sparks, Kings, Galaxy, and Avengers, the Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks, and USC and Loyola Marymount University athletics. Dr. Alberta shares his expertise as a surgical instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and for Arthrex, Inc., the leading provider of arthroscopic and sports medicine instruments and implants. He is an integral part of the Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School Orthopaedic Residency Program where he helps to educate the next generation of surgeons. Dr. Alberta maintains privileges at Hackensack University Medical Center, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, and Metropolitan Surgical Center. He is a member of the following professional societies: New England Shoulder and Elbow Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Arthroscopy Association of North America ...See Less

North Jersey Orthopaedic Clinic

266 Harristown Rd Ste 100

Glen Rock, NJ 07452
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • QualCare

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Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.
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Dr. Alberta's Experience

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Dr. Alberta'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 and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Knee Disorders
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Upper Extremity Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Seton Hall University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • John Dempsey Hospitaluconn Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • John Dempsey Hospitaluconn Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alberta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Alberta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alberta to family and friends
3.9
based on 30 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Alberta's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Ft Lee, NJ |
After receiving a referral to Dr. Alberta, I had an appointment at referring doctors office where he rents space. After waiting for 50 minutes in an empty waiting room, he nor his staff approached me about the delay. They simply said he was in. I left and sent him a bill for my wasted time.
Jersey City, NJ |
This guy is atrocious - never again!
in Jersey City, NJ |
This guy is a rude scientist with no bedside manner. Never again will I waste time with Dr Alberta
Washington, DC |
Doctor is well versed and experience in his field. Hardly got a chance to ever have a conversation longer than 3-4 minutes however.
Dr. Alberta did not see my child before and after surgery in the hospital. The discharge instruction said he would be calling that night and never did. All questions after surgery had to be answered by his nurse practitioner. All follow up visits after surgery were performed by nurse practitioner ONLY. Doctor only saw my child for the visit where he recommended surgery. I had high expectations prior to surgery, however was very disappointed with Dr. Alberta's patient contact and follow up.
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Dr. Alberta accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Local Value Network EPO
    Local Value Network HMO
    Local Value Network HMO+
    Local Value Network POS+
    Local Value Network PPO
    Regional Pref Network EPO
    Regional Pref Network HMO
    Regional Pref Network HMO+
    Regional Pref Network POS+
    Regional Pref Network PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Alberta has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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