Dr. Michael Dillingham, MD

Dr. Michael Dillingham, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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72 y/o
(69)

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Dr. Michael Dillingham, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Sports Orthopedic And Rehabilitation Medicine

500 Arguello St Ste 100

Redwood City, CA 94063
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Dillingham'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dillingham "dedicated, intelligent, compassionate, committed, healing and reassuring"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

87  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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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22  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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Stanford University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Stanford University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Santa Clara Valley Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dillingham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Dillingham's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dillingham to family and friends
69 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (69)

  • 5
    (63)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Dillingham's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

Dr. Dillingham goes above and beyond in caring for his patients. He takes the necessary time to explain things and options and has a great long term approach to make sure the patient remains healthy for life.
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Dr. Dillingham is extremely knowledgeable, precise, and decisive. He quickly gets to the problem and takes action. He didn't waste time with x-rays for my knee injury. An MRI was scheduled the same day as my office visit with him. He explained my condition and options. His directions to the...more
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I had two knee operations (09/02/1989 and 01/21/92). I was 48 and 51. This is 12/20/2017 and I am returning for a minor problem. A slight twinge in the joint where the carta ledge was removed. I had a bone mouse (removed) and acute Chondromalacia . I am 76 and have been working out constantly. I...more
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Dr. Dillingham is the best! I had knee surgery three weeks ago and have done exceptionally well. My physical therapist, who is a PHD in the field, says that my great recovery and lack of pain is the result of the doctor who performed my surgery. I give Dr. Dillingham five stars along with many...more
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Dr. Dillingham and his team are superb! As an older athlete, coach and Jiu Jitsu competitor I am so pleased with the care and understanding I have received from Dr. Dillingham. He has kept me teaching , training and competing well beyond my prime. At 63, I just had knee surgery, was walking...more
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