Dr. Robert Purchase, MD

Dr. Robert Purchase, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
44 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.

Post Street Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

490 Post St Ste 900

San Francisco, CA 94102
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Insurance Accepted

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

Background Check

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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very high

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
very high
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
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation 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 43 reviews

5 Stars
93.02325581395348%
(40)
4 Stars
2.3255813953488373%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
4.651162790697675%
(2)

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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...Read More
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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% ,...Read More
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Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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