Dr. Robert Purchase, MD

Dr. Robert Purchase, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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45 y/o
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Dr. Robert Purchase, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Purchase's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purchase treats Shoulder Disorders more than 95% of his peers

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

Joint Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purchase treats Joint Pain more than 95% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purchase treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Purchase treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Purchase's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

My approach to patient care is rather simple, listen; engage; and educate. As a prior collegiate football player and life-long athlete, I understand the importance of getting people back to the activities they love. I am a board certified orthop...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

2008
St. Mary's Shoulder and Sports Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Temple University Hospital Department of Orthopedics
Residency Hospital
2007
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
2002
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School
1996
Washingtion and Jefferson College
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2007
2002
1996

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Purchase's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Purchase

4.8

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Purchase knows his craft. I had knee surgery in June 2018. Later that year shoulder surgery. Today 04/19/2019, I am driving and attending my classes. I did not spend one night in the hospital. Dr's like Dr. Purchase bring respect back to the medical field. My referral to Dr. Purchase was written by another respected man in the medical field, my primary Dr. Feldman. Both physicians I have high respect for. Thank you Dr. Purchase..
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I've seen quite a few Orthapedic Surgeons in my day (2 knees and 4 total surgeries), and Dr. Purchase is far and away the best I've run into. I almost NEVER write reviews...for anything, but Dr. Purchase was such a treat to deal with, and he simply never limited our discussion time, it made me feel like I was being pushed aside on behalf of the next appointment...that and I think his knees suffer from too many sports as a kid like my own, so we bond on that level for sure. Two thumbs up!!
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Great doctor, and cool guy to boot! Dealt with my shoulder issue in a way that was measured ( Try doing these changes first to see if it gets better after a few weeks) and responsive ( ok, that didn't work, time to try something more) . No regrets.??
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Excellent manner, explains things well, makes you feel comfortable, would re-commend this doctor to anyone.
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I met with Dr. Purchase and as soon as I met him there was a comfort level based on his sincerity and knowledge. We discussed what to expect after the repair of my injury and I believe we spoke of 60-65% is what he felt comfortable with after reviewing the MRI , X-rays etc. Dr Purchase got 95% , my PT Dr said he has NEVER seen the ability with the useI was given by DR. Purchase. I'm 58 years young and I owe Dr. Purchase the use of my shoulder , I will never forget , Thank You
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Aetna
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Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
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UnitedHealthCare
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