Dr. Garrett Tallman, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Tallman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

320 Santa Fe Dr Encinitas, CA 92024

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Dr. Garrett Tallman, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Encinitas, CA. Dr. Tallman has more experience with Elbow, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tallman to book an appointment.


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  • Appointment scheduling (19)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (18)
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  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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Very happy with arthroscopic surgery performed. He is willing to explain procedure, recovery time, likely recovery, etc. Enjoyed the fact that he is not one of these pompous doctors that tell you how wonderful they are and does not carefully explain the procedure and process. Also, very pleased with care and attention given at Carlsbad Surgery Center where procedure was performed.
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Kim Kakadelas – Jul 04, 2020
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I liked his unassuming style. He related to my wife ( torn rotator cuff) 1 on 1 with no air of superiority. He discussed her options of treat clearly and allowed her and myself as much time to ask questions as we needed.
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Alan Kent – May 02, 2020
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Unfortunately, I had a bad experience at Dr Tallmans office. The cast was put on incorrectly and caused me extensive nerve damage. They then charged me for another office visit, xrays and the cost of a new cast. My next visit, I waited hours to see him, then he didn't discuss much about my wrist as he was too busy trying to figure out how to work his new tablet. But he wanted me to come back yet again for another visit and more xrays. They had already sent me down stairs twice and the xrays cost $385 each time. The next Dr I went to did the same xrays and they only charged $76. More pain with the splint and they were not helpful at all. Would NOT recommend this Dr or practice. Seems it's all about the money and not really helping the patient.
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I was completely satisfied with his special skill, bedside manner and staff. He successfully repaired a completely severed tendon to my big toe after a two-week old injury. Function is almost restored after only 10 weeks.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sheryl Chase – Jul 23, 2019
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Dr Tallman, is the best. I am 100% satified with him. He did an outstanding job on my shoulder. Your not a number, your treated like a person. Is staff is great! Very throuough and knowledgable. I highly recommend!!! So happy to have my shoulder back.
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Biography

Dr. Garrett Tallman, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Encinitas, CA. Dr. Tallman has more experience with Elbow, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Ankle/Foot...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University Tx Med Branch Hosps
Residency Hospital
1998
University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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Dr. Tallman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Garrett Tallman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tallman frequently treats Elbow, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Ankle/Foot. See all practice areas where Dr. Tallman specializes.

Where is Dr. Garrett Tallman, MD's office located?

Dr. Tallman's office is located at 320 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tallman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tallman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tallman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (760) 633-4700.

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Tallman typically treats 85% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Tallman typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Dislocation
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Broken Arm
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Dr. Tallman typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Foot Fracture
Foot Conditions
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Tallman typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Tallman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Confusion
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Tallman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Locations

Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Garrett J Tallman MD320 Santa Fe Dr Encinitas, CA 92024
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