Dr. Lesley Anderson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Female
  
Dr. Anderson
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Anderson Knee And Shoulder Center

2100 Webster St Ste 309 San Francisco, CA 94115

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Dr. Lesley Anderson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Anderson has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine medical school in 1976. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Anderson to book an appointment.


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4.8

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What I so appreciate about Dr Anderson is her ability to listen. I never feel rushed and she explains the ailment in simple terms. She also offers more than one solution.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jul 30, 2020
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Dr. Anderson's staff is very professional, compassionate, and efficient. Dr. Anderson is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and takes the time to address all options and questions with the patient. She is though in her examinations. I had my second and third knee surgeries performed by Dr. Anderson. I could have not asked for a better qualified professional who is committed to delivering the best care to her patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Florencia – Jul 15, 2020
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For right rotator cuff tear.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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L.W., San Francisco – Jul 03, 2020
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Sought diagnosis & medical advice regarding a shoulder problem.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 13, 2020
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Dr. Anderson and her staff accommodated my urgent request to be seen for a knee injury on the same day I called. They were pleasant and receptive in listening to the cause for the urgency. The professionalism and high quality of care continued when I arrived at the doctor’s office. Dr. Anderson previously performed surgery on my other knee and I highly recommend her.
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IE – Jan 28, 2020
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We came to Dr. Anderson for PRP consultation. Dr. Anderson patiently listened to our concerns, and recommended what was best for my mom, not just what we wanted to hear. She was extremely thorough in her examination and explanation of all the options. We felt completely confident in Dr. Anderson's abilities, and respected her honesty. You can trust her to not take advantage of you, and she really knows what she's talking about.
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Dec 29, 2019
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My appointment with Dr. Anderson was excellent. She examined my knee, showed me the MRI I had had done, explained that I had a lateral meniscus tear in my L knee and a fatty, benign tumor. She recommended arthroscopic surgery which she and Kimberly helped me schedule. Dr. Anderson was friendly and very thorough. She also sent me a link to start the Trainer Rx exercises. I have complete confidence in her as my knee doctor and surgeon.
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Cynthia Sides – Nov 26, 2019
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Dr Anderson is equal amounts of knowledgeable and compassion. She is very skilled and takes the time to let her patients talk and ask questions. When I first started seeing her we were thing we might have to sell our 3 story house because walking up and down the stairs was painful. Now, I have no trouble and my walks with dog are getting longer. I’m so happy I met her !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa Olson – Nov 22, 2019
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Thorough and extremely professional!
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Nov 20, 2019
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Dr. Anderson has treated me for approximately 15 years for problems with both knees. I was recently treated with PRP injections in both knees by Dr. Anderson. She is fantastic and always has the best interests of her patients as her first and foremost priority. I highly recommend Dr. Anderson for orthopedic problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael Puccinelli – Nov 13, 2019
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I like Dr Anderson ,because she takes the time to explain all the available options. Also the staff is helpful and friendly.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert W – Nov 09, 2019
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I've been going to Dr. Anderson since 1989 and she has been my go to orthopedist. Only once did I go to someone else because I was living in the East bay and it made me come running back to Dr. Anderson. She is totally trustworthy and always cutting edge (no pun intended) as far as new knowledge.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jane M Hernandez – Nov 06, 2019
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Very nice, attentive and knowledgeable
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Belle – Oct 31, 2019
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Very good experience. Dr is so intelligent and concise and very caring. I feel so confident in her and grateful to hv found her.
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Florence – Oct 16, 2019
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Excellent! she’s smart, thorough and at the highest standards of excellence. Don’t want anyone else touching my knee!
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Nancy Andrews – Oct 15, 2019
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EXCELLENT Dr....am switching my HMO so I can have Dr Anderson. Gave me a steroid shot, haven't felt this pain free in almost a year. Explores many options prior to surgery. bye bye UCSF, hello Dr Anderson.
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jayne jones – Oct 02, 2019
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Dr. Anderson has been a awesome and motivating surgeon that I have dealt with. Her knowledge and understanding is very comforting. I had my surgery and post op appointment as well as a follow up. It’s been motivating to me because she makes me feel that giving up is not an option and we not I will push through this healing time together. Along with Dr. Anderson she also has a compassionate team rocking with her. Then have been very patient and understanding. They also reply promptly to my emails and have great communication skills which I find amazing.
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Melanie Martinez – Sep 26, 2019
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Explains things wells. Knowledgable. Straight-shooter. Accommodating.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 09, 2019
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Dr. Anderson is the best doctor. She doesn't rush appointments, explains diagnoses and treatment options clearly, and listens to the patient. She is an excellent surgeon who cares about her patients and who has a kind bedside manner. She's a rarity in this day and age.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa M in SAN francusci, CA – Jun 19, 2019
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Staff is professional, capable and humane. Dr. Anderson is superb in the surgical arena and also explains the biology/science of the medical issues in pre-surgery assessment which helps with decision making. I really appreciate her contribution to this part of the process. Dr. Anderson follows up with appraisals after surgery that are helpful to healing/recovery. I feel confident and secure about her ability and the expertise of care. Options and the basis for decisions are clearly elaborated. Dr. Anderson approaches each case individually and respects the merits of quality of life. She supports access to medical care at all ages.
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May 23, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe as physicians we must always remember what it feels like to be a patient. I had several knee surgeries in high school as an athlete,  specifically...Read more

Biography

 Dr. Anderson received her B.S. at Penn State and completed her M.D. at Hershey Medical School (Penn State). Dr. Anderson completed her Orthopedic...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Precept Me Blazina
Fellowship Hospital
1983
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1977
USPHS Hosp
Internship Hospital
1976
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1972
Penn State
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Anderson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Anderson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Anderson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (415) 923-3029.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Anderson typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

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Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Shoulder Disorders
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Dr. Anderson's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Steroid Injection

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(415) 923-3029

Dr. Anderson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select Plus HMO
Brown & Toland Physicians
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
PHCS PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
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Anderson Knee And Shoulder Center

Anderson Knee And Shoulder Center2100 Webster St Ste 309 San Francisco, CA 94115
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California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus

San Francisco, CA

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
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