Dr. Ronald Kvitne, MD

Dr. Ronald Kvitne, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Ronald Kvitne, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

301 N Lake Ave Ste 201

Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact Information

(310) 667-6118

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kvitne performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Sprains and Strains
high
more than 87% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
normal
more than 60% of peers
Neck Muscle Strain
normal
more than 37% of peers

Dr. Kvitne's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kvitne "Ronald S. Kvitne is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 27 years of experience. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Northwestern University Medical center in Chicago, Illinois. He received additional specialty training in sports medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Kvitne is a well-recognized expert in the field of sports medicine, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee disorders and injuries."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
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16  Procedures

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

  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Northwestern University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Northwestern University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Kerlan Jobs Orth Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kvitne has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kvitne's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kvitne to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kvitne'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

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

After rotator cuff surgery by Dr. Kvitne, in 2009, I have a new shoulder and full range with my arm. Dr. Kvitne is a highly skilled surgeon. I have referred friends to him and they are equally as pleased and satisfied.
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I got my left shoulder operated on 4 years ago and it feels like brand new. I had an old injury that kept getting worse and I finally went to see Dr. Kvitne. He was incredibly calm and never rushed me like most Dr's do these days. Being accomplished as he is, one would think you would just be a...more
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