Dr. John Knight, MD

Dr. John Knight, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. John Knight, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Creighton University in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

(925) 939-8585

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Knight performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Knight's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Knight's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Knight "Dr. Knight grew up in Lafayette, CA, and had many orthopedic injuries himself during his time playing sports. He decided orthopedics would be a fun career to pursue after graduating from Acalanes High School. Receiving his B.S. degree in Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley, he attended the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Returning to the Bay Area, Dr. Knight did his internship at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco. After completing his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, he started his practice in Walnut Creek and Danville in 1983. Dr. Knight has consistently been a leader in the local medical community. He is in demand as a speaker on orthopaedic topics for the public and medical community. He has served as Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and is currently Vice-Chairman of Orthopedics at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, CA. He is the Past President of Muir Medical Group IPA and is the current President of the Irish American Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Knight has combined his passion for sports with community service. He served as team physician at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, CA for 20 years, team physician at Diablo Valley College for 10 years and has been the team "Doc" at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, CA since 2001. In addition to working with the athletes, Dr. Knight serves as an advisor to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Sports Medicine student trainer program, frequently appearing in the classroom for lectures and discussions. In his spare time, Dr. Knight enjoys reading, traveling, golf, and being a grandfather."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Knight "Dr. Knight's goal is to provide each patient with a full and complete evaluation of their orthopedic problem, to discuss all treatment options and to quickly return to his patients to a healthy, pain free active lifestyle.

He emphasizes conservative treatment prior to recommending surgery and minimally invasive techniques are used when surgery is required.

He has great respect for the patient's time and is pleased to be able to offer testing, diagnosis and surgery as needed, in one location. He believes in providing the finest orthopedic care possible to his patients. He also believes continuing education is the key to providing excellent, ongoing care."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

84  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
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33  Procedures

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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.


  • University of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Creighton University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Mt Zion Hospital & Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Knight has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Knight's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Knight to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Knight's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Outstanding doctor! He took all the time necessary to make sure that I fully understood all my options. Once I decided to move forward with my hip replacement everything went just as he said it would. I have not run into too many doctors like Dr. Knight.
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Two years ago I had my second knee replacement surgery with Dr. Knight. Today I write to thank him since I can play tennis again thanks to him. He is a wonderful doctor, very professional, caring and a great human being. Before my knee surgery I could barely walk. Today after playing tennis for 3...more
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You have to Love the Guy ,real Honest ,Caring ,knowledgeable and down to earth person.
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Dr. Knight is very knowledgeable, professional and educated as well as being a well known surgeon that performed a hip athroscopy on me recently. He is kind, caring and sat with me going over every concern I had before surgery. He took the time to answer all my questions and explained situations...more
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