Dr. Michael Klassen, MD

Dr. Michael Klassen, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Michael Klassen, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Monterey, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in sports medicine, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

10 Harris Ct Ste A1

Monterey, CA 93940

Contact Information

(831) 634-9788

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
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Dr. Klassen's Experience

Dr. Klassen'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Klassen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Klassen "Dr. Michael Klassen attended college at Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA (1970-1971) and earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Finance and Management from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1971-1974). He continued his education at California State College, Bakersfield studying Biology and Chemistry (1983-1984) and University of California, Los Angeles studying Chemistry and Physics (1984-1985). Dr. Klassen earned his medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles (1985-1989). He continued his training with Surgical Internship (General Surgery) at University of California, San Francisco (1989-1990); Surgical Residency (General Surgery) also at University of California, San Francisco (1990-1991). He then went on to Orthopaedic Residency (Orthopaedic Surgery) at the University of California, San Francisco (1991-1995). Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1998 and Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Sports Medicine, Dr Klassen has been in practice with MPOSMI since 1999. He is the President and Medical Director and member of the Medical Board with Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners 1990 and is affiliated with Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center, Central Coast Surgery Center and Natividad Hospital. Dr.Klassen was the Medical Athletic Director (2002-2013), California State University at Monterey Bay as well as Team Orthopaedic Physician (2001-2013; and was Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Salinas Valley Samba Professional Futbal Team (2004-2008). He has also served as Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Monterey Peninsula College (1999-2000); Anniston Orthopaedic Associates, Anniston, AL (1995-1999); Donoho High School Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Anniston, AL (1995-1999); Walter Welborn High School Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Welborn, AL (1996); and Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, San Francisco State University (1993-1994). Active in various professional organizations, Dr. Klassen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1990); Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (2000) as well as being a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America; Consultant and Reviewer with the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery; Western Orthopaedic Association; and Member of the Board of Directors (2006-2018) with the California Orthopaedic Association and serves on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; Member, Member of the California Medical Association; and Member of the Inman Abbott Society. Dr. Klassen is an Associate Master Instructor for shoulder and knee arthroscopy and teaches in the learning center in Chicago, IL. His professional interests are in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, sports medicine as well as cartilage transplant and ligament reconstruction. He is an avid golfer. Licensure in California, Arizona and Nevada."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Klassen "My care philosophy is to care for each patient like they were a family member. Use high quality orthopaedic surgical principles and updated techniques."

14  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

124  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wrist Fracture
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38  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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 Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Ca Sf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Klassen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Klassen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Klassen to family and friends
25 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Klassen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Klassen Says:

I appreciate any feed back patients provide. I take input seriously and always work to improve. Thanks to all for taking the time to write.


Patient Comments (5)

The office called me on April 30th to confirm my appointment for May 1st and when I showed up, the office was closed. After 18 months all I need is a signature to release me back to full duty. Screwed again!
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I have been seeing Doctor Klassen for years. He has been a wonderful doctor up until 4/30/18 when all the doctors and PA’s left all the patients and all the poor office staff workers in absolute complete shock when they PERMANENTLY CLOSED without notifying them. I saw doctor Klassen on 4/26/18 and...more
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Dr.Klassen is very knowledgeable and helpful. He helped me a lot with my medical needs. I highly recommend people to see him!
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Dr. klassen you did a good job in the surgery of my husband Armando Perez on 12/04/17. I like to congratulate him. ????????????
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If you have an allergy that will require a change in his normal routine for surgical care, go elsewhere. Even when it's listed on your intake form and you discuss it with him ahead of time, his attitude is to do what he wants, not tell you (or family) you were given the allergen, make you go...more
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I am sorry for your condition. I have researched what I believe is the case and would be very happy to address any concerns that you have. Again, I apologize but I would appreciate the opportunity to help in any way.

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