Dr. Patrick McGahan, MD

Dr. Patrick McGahan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  

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Dr. Patrick McGahan, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He has been practicing for 10 years. Dr. McGahan is affiliated with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center and Sutter Medical Center.

Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

450 Sutter St Rm 400

San Francisco, CA 94108
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Care Philosophy

My passion is taking care of my patients. My goal is to provide patient-centered care that allows each patient to return to the level of activity that he or she desires.
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Dr. McGahan's Experience

Dr. McGahan'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 Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. McGahan does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection


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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.


  • UC Davis Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • St. Mary's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • St. Mary's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • San Diego Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. McGahan has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. McGahan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. McGahan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGahan to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. McGahan'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
Patient Comments (12)
in San Francisco, CA |
He is a godsent. Not an exaggeration. He was the only surgeon who helped me and I visited 3 surgeons. I can't say enough good things about him.
in Berkeley |
Dr. McGahan Is a fantastic doctor. He took great care of my Mom. Would highly recommend him
in Santa Rosa, CA |
I was referred to Dr. McGahan because of a rotator cuff injury and from my first interaction with him and his staff i was impressed by their professionalism, attention to detail, and helpfulness. His office is a well run machine and I can honestly say it has been the best experience I have ever had with a doctor and his front office. They are super helpful and responsive; they work expertly with my insurance company and my primary care physician which made things so much easier for me.
in San Francisco, CA |
Great experience with doctor McGahan. Very detailed with instructions. During my pre op visit doctor McGahan told me i would be able to walk after 3 weeks. I started limping around after 10 days. After surgery received check up calls every time i had a concern. Great experience overall
Dr. McGahan is an excellent surgeon. I had a knee replacement and Dr McGahan did very good job. He takes the time to listen to and answers all my question and gives good advice. I have not waited long in the waiting room. I would definitely recommend Dr. McGahan. Thank you Dr McGahan.
in San Francisco, CA |
Very kind and patient bedside manner. Excellent surgeon. Was able to fix my right meniscus with repair rather than removal. Responded to my question one night directly on healthloop as well! Highly recommend him to others.
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. McGahan was friendly, fast, and efficient. He was able to see me the same day that an emergency came up, situated me so that I was comfortable in the short term, and then performed the necessary surgery the next week. The care there was also excellent. Dr. McGahan does a nice job of answering questions in lay terms, and has a comforting bedside manner. I highly recommend him.
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. McGahan was a fantastic doctor and surgeon. I highly recommend him, especially for shoulder-related injuries. He answered all of my questions, was patient, took time to talk, and is a fun guy to chat with!
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr McGahan is attentive and cares about what I am saying. He remembers me and usually asks about other aspects of my life not just why I am in the office. You can not go wrong with this Doctor.
His care for me was excellent! I had a total hip replacement and I am 100% better after only a few months of recuperating.
in Sacramento, CA |
I would highly recommend Dr. McGahan. He is thorough, explains things so the average patient can understand, shows pictures and x-rays to help patient understand. He has great bedside manner and relaxes you. He is direct when he needs to be.
in Fairfield |
My experience was an excellent one......Dr McGahan and all staff were very humble and attentive.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McGahan accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Western Health Advantage

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Hospitals where Dr. McGahan has admitting privileges

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Sutter Medical Center
2825 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816
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St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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