Dr. Rick Pospisil, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Pospisil
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Sutter Care At Home

5196 Hill Rd E Ste 204 Lakeport, CA 95453

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Dr. Rick Pospisil, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lakeport, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Graduated Alpha Omega Alpha medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Clear Lake and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pospisil to book an appointment.

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  • Explained conditions well (21)
  • Listened & answered questions (21)
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  • Long wait times (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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We visited the Emergency at Sutter Lakeside hospital on Saturday with our Son. He had broken both bones in his left arm. Dr. Pospisil was amazing with our son. Made sure he was pain-free and was very professional. NO NONSENSE. My husband and I have both suffered bad breaks before and we knew we had a top-notch Orthopedic doctor taking care of our son. I want to thank him so much for everything you have done for him.
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Corryn Degelabert – Jun 01, 2020
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I liked him alot, i didnt feel being taken advantage of my issue, I felt i was being directed in the right direction. At first i thought he didnt smile much, but i got to see it finally. I wish he didnt leave, i thought he was a good doctor, wish he would of stayed. I didnt get a chance to say goodbye or good luck. Thank you Dr. Pospisil and you staff. They were wonderful
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D. Hunt – Feb 19, 2020
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I was referred to him by an ER doctor when I fell and broke my leg. I found him to be reassuring, kind and told me what to expect and what to do to help myself thru it. I think he is wonderful. Nice office staff too.
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Loraine Landwehr – Sep 05, 2019
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No nonsense, no bs. Would recommend to anyone
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Thomas De Los Santos in Ukiah – Nov 20, 2018
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Just wanted to reach out and thank the doctor and his staff for their service. In 1993 I broke my leg playing high school football. Dr. Pospisil went above and beyond his duty to help with my recovery. 24 years later on my 40th birthday I ran and finished my first marathon. The quality and caring mentality of him and his entire staff will always be remembered in my heart. Thank you.
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Mike Maag in Huntington Beach – Mar 13, 2017
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I visited Dr. Pospisil's office because of the pain I had in my lower back. He is such a great doctor and he has an amazing staff. He really helped me with the pain and now I'm much better, all thanks to him.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I attempt to provide complete and caring options to all of my patients. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE THEM WITH AN UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT THEY MAY HAVE...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
Graduated Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical School
1978
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Medical School
1974
UCLA Summa Cum Laude
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What are Dr. Rick Pospisil, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pospisil frequently treats Shoulder Dislocation, Humerus Fracture, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pospisil treats.

Where is Dr. Rick Pospisil, MD's office located?

Dr. Pospisil's office is located at 5196 Hill Rd E Ste 204, Lakeport, CA 95453. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rick Pospisil, MD speak?

Dr. Pospisil speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience
Background

Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Multiple Categories (10/11/2018)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pospisil's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Dislocation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pospisil treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Pospisil treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Humerus Fracture
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pospisil treats Humerus Fracture more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Pospisil treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Joint Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pospisil treats Joint Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Pospisil treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Pospisil's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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(707) 533-8644

Dr. Pospisil accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Practice

Sutter Care At Home5196 Hill Rd E Ste 204 Lakeport, CA 95453
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Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation5196 Hill Rd E Ste 300 Lakeport, CA 95453
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pospisil is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventist Health Clear Lake

Clearlake, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Sutter Lakeside Hospital

Lakeport, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

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