Dr. Francois Lalonde, MD

Dr. Francois Lalonde, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(55)
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Dr. Francois Lalonde, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Read his story

1310 W Stewart Dr Ste 508

Orange, CA 92868

Contact Information

(714) 633-2111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CalOptima
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 27 More

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Fracture
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more than 10% of peers
Hand Fracture
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more than 6% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
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more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Lalonde's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lalonde "Dr. Lalonde's areas of special interest include childhood and adolescent hip conditions (DDH, Perthes, SCFE, femoro-acetabular impingement), foot conditions, fractures, cerebral palsy, benign bone tumors and general Pediatric Orthopaedic conditions. Dr. Lalonde graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in Canada. He completed his internship in Pediatrics at the Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa , Ontario, Canada. He subsequently completed two years of subspecialty training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and at Children's Hospital San Diego, California. Dr. Lalonde is certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He obtained his Masters of Education (Higher Education, Health Professional Education) at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of several professional medical organizations including the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Dr. Lalonde is married with three children ages 7 and 5 (twins). His extra-curricular interests include a passion for sports. He continues to play ice hockey in an adult recreational league. His philosophy of care includes an emphasis on communication and engagement of the patient and their family in formulating a treatment plan for their orthopaedic condition. He values collaboration with allied health care professionals in the treatment of his patients and the importance of keeping current on new and innovative treatment protocols and surgical techniques."

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release

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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

  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Montreal Chldns Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Ottawa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Chldns Hospital Estn Ontario
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Chldns Hospital San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lalonde has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Lalonde's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lalonde to family and friends
4.5
based on 55 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lalonde'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 (6)
in Orange, CA |
Dr. Lalonde has treated both of my children. My daughter had a fairly complex genetic bone issue that required him to perform surgery & he saw my son for a minor collar bone fracture. In both cases, Dr. Lalonde was efficient, thorough, caring and most importantly, willing to address all questions/concerns that I had (and i tend to ask a lot of questions!). In addition, I appreciated being able to reach his assistant by email for items like school PE notes, etc. Highly recommend Dr. Lalonde
Mission Viejo, CA |
Staff friendliness and courteousness= SO NICE!
Mission Viejo, CA |
WONDERFUL DOCTOR !!!
Mission Viejo, CA |
10 Stars !
Los Angeles, CA |
More than 5 stars!
Compton, CA |
I thank them very much for fitting us into their busy day! Everyone was super nice and friendly. Thank you!
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Dr. Lalonde accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • CalOptima
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    SmartCare HMO
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Principal Life
  • Simplifi
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Lalonde has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
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Children's Hospital of Orange County
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
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CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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