Dr. Joel Saal, MD

Dr. Joel Saal, MD

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65 y/o
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Dr. Joel Saal, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.

The Physiatry Medical Group

500 Arguello St

Redwood City, CA 94063
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Saal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saal treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Saal treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saal treats Herniated Disc more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Saal treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saal treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Saal treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Saal's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acupuncture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joel Saal, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1986
Soar Med Grp
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Stanford University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1983
CPMC Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1981
Chldn'S Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
1986
1983
1981
1980

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Dr. Saal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saal

4.7

Based on 12 reviews

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1 Star
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I really like Dr. Saal. When I first came to him, I had a herniated disc in my neck (C6/C7) and didn't know it. I was completely uncomfortable all the time, sleeping 1-2 hours a night due to the pain. I had been through other docs, physical therapists, acupuncture, and more. Dr. Saal stressed his willingness to help me and his desire to solve this problem without surgery. Injection was the recommendation and it was absolutely a life saver. Thank you, Dr. Saal!
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I describe Dr. Saal as my daughter's guardian angel. After seeing several doctors to no avail, Dr. Saal diagnosed and then referred us to an excellent neurosurgeon. Don't know where we would be at without Dr. Saal
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
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
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA