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

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 32 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...Read More
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test 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) Test PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
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Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA