Dr. Norman K. Poppen, MD

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Dr. Norman K. Poppen, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Male

Norman K Poppen MD 2801 K St Ste 440, Sacramento, CA 95816 Get Directions
(916) 733-5050

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On behalf of my staff and myself, welcome to our medical offices. Thank you in advance for taking time to read what we feel is important and helpful information on how best to utilize our services on my website (http:/orthodoc.aaos.org//NormanPoppenMD). I have chosen to specialize in the surgical treatment of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand. This is a subspecialty area which requires additional training beyond that needed for certification in general orthopedic surgery.Read more

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Board Certifications

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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Arthritis of the Finger
    • Arthritis of the Hand
    • Arthritis of the Shoulder
    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Avulsion Fracture
    • Bennett's Fracture
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Shoulder Blade
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Fractures
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Complex Fractures
    • Compound Fracture
    • Crystalline Arthritis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Extra-Articular Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intra-Articular Fracture
    • Joint Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Limb Pain
    • Myelopathy
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Scoliosis
    • Seronegative Arthritis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Injuries
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Muscle Strain
    • Shoulder Sprain
    • Shoulder Tendinitis
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Stress Fracture
    • Trigger Finger
    • Upper Extremity Fracture
    • Wear and Tear Arthritis

    Procedures Performed

    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
    • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fusion
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
    • Wrist Reconstruction
    • Wrist Replacement
    • Wrist Surgery

    Background Check

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      Malpractice Claims

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      Sanctions

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    • 0
      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1971

    • Internship Hospital
      Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

      Completed in 1972

      St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center At Roosevelt Division
    • Residency Hospital
      Hosp Spl Surg
      Hospital For Special Surgery

      Completed in 1976

      Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

      Completed in 1973

      St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center At Roosevelt Division
    • Fellowship Hospital
      New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Center

      Completed in 1985

      Pacific Medical Center

      Completed in 1977

      Presby-Pacific Med Ctr
    • Undergraduate School
      University Os California, Santa Barbara

      Graduated in 1967

    Awards & Recognition

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

      The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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    Dr. Poppen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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    Dr. Poppen's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Poppen

    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Poppen's Care Philosophy

    On behalf of my staff and myself, welcome to our medical offices. Thank you in advance for taking time to read what we feel is important and helpful information on how best to utilize our services on my website (http:/orthodoc.aaos.org//NormanPoppenMD). I have chosen to specialize in the surgical treatment of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand. This is a subspecialty area which requires additional training beyond that needed for certification in general orthopedic surgery.