Dr. Joel Saal, MD

Dr. Joel Saal, MD

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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64 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 32 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

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Top Care Areas

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 93% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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 Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain
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11  Procedures

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

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Chldn's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Cpmc Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Stanford University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Soar Med Grp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Saal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saal

4.7

Based on 12 reviews

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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...Read More
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James in San Jose, CA – Aug 02, 2017
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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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Walnut Creek, CA – Mar 21, 2017
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