Dr. Philip Balikian, MD

Dr. Philip Balikian, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 52

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Philip Balikian, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Poway, CA. Dr. Balikian has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balikian to book an appointment.


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Arch Health Medical Group

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(442) 274-0568
Arch Health Medical Group15611 Pomerado Rd Ste 400 Poway, CA 92064
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  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals

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3.9

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All my visits were fine, had to keep requesting care from the insurance company which delayed my surgery for over a year! Finally got approved for surgery, which is my very first surgery and over night stay in a hospital. Everyone took very good care of me. I'm recovering nicely and very happy! I have a bionic knee!!! LOL Thanks Dr. Balkian!!
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Kathy – Oct 17, 2020
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Top-notch surgeon and great guy. He's been my orthopedist for 10 years. I have bad knees and he's on top of making sure I receive best care available. Dr. Balikian always has a path to the correct answer. He's easy to speak with and, more importantly, he listens to his patients. Best orthopedist around. Couldn't be happier.
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Mike Canada – Sep 02, 2020
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Fantastic with pain free experience while in the hospital.....looking forward to using my new knee
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LFS – Jun 16, 2020
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Dr. Balikian is a great surgeon. I like the fact that he is a great listener and cares for his patients. I have had a couple of surgeries with him and have no regrets. I did my part after the surgery and all is well. My grandson needs surgery he broke his wrist. I am inquiring if he does pediatric ortho. That is how much I like him.
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Duvina in Poway, CA – Sep 12, 2017
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My husband almost lost his leg due to bad care and nonsterile techniques used in Dr Balikian's office after Achilles surgery. He got a terrible infection that required debrieding every couple of days. I watched his nurse open a drawer with gloved hand then hand dr gauze that went in to his wound. We insisted he be sent to the wound care center. They sent him to infectious disease. Those two places saved his leg. Balikian would have just kept cutting as the infection ran wild !
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Lucky pt in San Diego, CA – Nov 22, 2016
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I was referred to Dr Balikian a month ago flat on my back from a pinched siatic nerve in my back. He and his nurses got me the tests I needed and kept on top of my care for me when it was very much appreciated to be cared for. Here I am one month later where I never expected back to normal. I thought at the time I was done for with the pain. They managed that part of things for me to reduce inflammation and help me heal. From a person whose never been in pain I am very grateful. I
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Hayley Higgins in Carlsbad, ca – Mar 20, 2016
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He is phenomenal- amazing skill and wonderful bedside manner.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Balikian

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Balikian treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Balikian treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 675-3286.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Balikian typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Wrist Fracture
Ganglion Cyst
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Balikian typically treats 52% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Balikian's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Balikian accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross HMO
Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Benelect
Freedom
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Direct Access PPO
Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Choice Care (Humana)
Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health
Covered California
Blue Cross Advantage PPO
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Community Care Network HMO
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
SmartCare HMO
WholeCare Network HMO
Health Net of California
Large Group PPO
HealthPartners
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HealthSmart Preferred
Humana
Medi-Cal
Medicare
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
Railroad Medicare
Sharp Health Plan
Blue Choice
Gold Value
United Healthcare
Secure Horizon Direct
Secure Horizon Medicare
UnitedHealthCare
Core
Core Essential
Secure Horizons
Secure Horizons PPO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Biography

Dr. Philip Balikian is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine, adult reconstructive surgery, hand and upper extremity. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Italian

Awards

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Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
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