Dr. Joseph Albano, MD

Dr. Joseph Albano, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Albano, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in sports medicine, non-surgical orthopedics, and more.Read his story

The Albano Clinic

6360 S 3000 E Ste 210

Salt Lake City, UT 84121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • PEHP
  • SelectCare
  • Self Pay
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Albano's Experience

Dr. Albano's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Albano's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Albano "As a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Joseph Albano has seen his share of sports injuries. Utah's premier specialist in Regenerative Orthopedics plays hockey, races his road bike in criteriums, races cyclocross, cross country and alpine skis, and rides mountain bikes. He has run in many of the local races including various ultramarathons (the Squaw Peak 50 and Wasatch Steeplechase are a couple), Ogden Marathon, Top of Utah marathon, and the St. George Marathon. Some of these have been the causative factor in his injuries. He still finds time to coach for the teams his two boys play on. All that activity adds up to a lot of stress on his joints. So naturally, Dr. Albano can say, "Yes. I've had that done." The Yonkers, New York, native initially came to the Rocky Mountains when he was stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in 1991. Since then, he's gained over two decades of medical experience and a love for the community and sports medicine. He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center (also known as Upstate Medical University) in Syracuse, New York. He completed a general surgery internship at Wright-Patterson AFB/Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, a Family Practice residency at the University of Utah and a Sports Medicine fellowship at Michigan State University. He stays abreast of cutting edge medical research and technology, continually teaching national courses on the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and needle-guided purposes, and the use of stem cells, Platelet Rich Plasma and other biologics for musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Albano truly wants the best for his patients and strives daily to improve his knowledge, skills, and treatments to better meet their needs. Many patients come to Dr. Albano with surgical treatment recommendations. Dr. Albano aims to give his patients a broad spectrum of treatment options for sports related pain and injuries. Raising awareness of these options, through the use of stem cells including fat and bone marrow sources, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), has become a major part of his remarkable career. He says that these treatments present a low risk alternative, making it what he believes to be a highly desirable treatment option. His greatest interest as a physician lies in the non-surgical treatments of common tendon, nerve, and cartilage problems, including osteoarthritis, plantar fasciosis, patellar tendinosis, lateral epicondylosis, achilles tendinosis, rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, and cubital tunnel syndrome. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an essential tool in diagnosing many of these conditions. Various Regenerative Orthopedic applications may be employed in treatment, including Platelet Rich Plasma, and stem cell sources, such as autologous fat and bone marrow or umbilical cells. These treatments have been very successful in helping many of his patients over the years. Dr. Albano retired after 27 years as a Flight Surgeon in the US Air Force Reserve. He last served in the 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, at Hill Air Force Base, where he accumulated over 500 hours in the F-16. He also serves as a team physician for US Speed Skating, US Military Endurance Sports, ReAL Salt Lake, and Westminster College Athletics. Professional and world-class athletes are among his clientele. Above all, he strives to get you back to what you love to do."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Albano "I've learned a lot helping professional athletes recover from serious injuries to get back out on the playing field. The number one lesson I've taken in is that too often there is a rush to surgery and an over reliance on band-aid fixes like anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids. As an endurance athlete myself, I know what a setback an injury is and how frustrating it can be to be treated like a body part and not a whole person. In my practice, I have created a whole body approach that looks at all aspects of what's behind your injury or condition and we avail ourselves of every tool in the box to get you back to doing what you love."

3  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Regenerative Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

76  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Weight Loss
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16  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Wright State University Wright Patterson Afb
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Mich State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Albano has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Albano's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Albano to family and friends
20 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Albano's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

everything was great.
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Dr Albino thank you for all your that you have done for me keep up the great work your doing helping people, l learn something every time I see you Have a great year to you your staff and family Sincerely James
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Saw for FAA medical. Fast and efficient process.
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I had several questions and Dr. Albano and staff were very helpful.
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Dr. Albano has the experience and knowledge that helped me make a clear decision. He is personable and spent a lot of time asking me questions and talking about different possibilities.
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