Dr. Norman Poppen, MD

Dr. Norman Poppen, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
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Dr. Norman Poppen, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery and orthopedic hand surgery.

2801 K St Ste 440

Sacramento, CA 95816

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
high
more than 86% of peers
Rotator Cuff Surgery
high
more than 81% of peers
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
normal
more than 52% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Poppen "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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
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37  Procedures

  • 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
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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.

Education

  • University os California, Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center at Roosevelt Division
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Hosp Spl Surg
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center at Roosevelt Division
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Pacific Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Presby-Pacific Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Poppen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Poppen's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poppen to family and friends
17 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Poppen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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