Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(8)
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Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD
Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Fresno, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Avena is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center.

2139 E Beechwood Ave

Fresno, CA 93720

Contact Information

(559) 322-6600

Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD

Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Elderplan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain
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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

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

  • National University Of Mexico, (Unam) School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • National Autonomous University Of Mexico / Faculty Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Rush University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Brooklyn Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Connecticut
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • George Washington University/ V.A. Medical Center (Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship In Vascular Surgery)
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • George Washington University/ V.A. Medical Center, (Vascular Surgery Post-Doctoral Research Felowship In Vascular Surgery)
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • University Of Connecticut/ Harford Hospital (Fellowship In Critical Care)
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Society of Transplantation "Trainee Travel Award", 2000
  • George Washington University Medical Center :Ralph G. DePalma Award for Excellence in Research., 1999
  • Washington Academy of Surgery "Residents Competitive Forum" 1st Place Award, 1998
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, "Peter B. Samuels Essay Award" 1st Place, 1999
  • George Washington University Medical Center, "Ralph G. DePalma Award for Excellence in Research., 1998
  • George Washington University. "University-wide Residents Research Award" 1st Place in Basic Science Research, 1999
  • George Washington University, "University-wide Residents Research Award" 1st Place in Clinical Science Research", 1998
Media & Publications

Dr. Avena has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Avena's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Avena to family and friends
4.3
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Avena'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
Patient Comments (1)
Fresno, CA |
My hand was ruined :0( No feeling, terrible scar and slowly withering away.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Avena accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Avena has admitting privileges

Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center
7300 N Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93720
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Saint Agnes Medical Center
1303 E Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
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