Dr. Seth Criner, DO

Dr. Seth Criner, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Seth Criner, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Visalia, CA and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.Read his story

820 S Akers St Ste 220

Visalia, CA 93277

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 69% of peers
more than 66% of peers
Fracture Care
more than 61% of peers

Dr. Criner'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.

Dr. Criner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Criner "Dr. Criner is a Board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in trauma surgery as well as general orthopedic procedures. He currently practices in Visalia, California, and is one of the leading orthopedic doctors specializing in orthopedic trauma surgery, hip and knee replacement and sports medicine. Dr. Criner has presented research and instructional lectures at numerous orthopedic conferences and has been recognized by his peers for excellence in authoring research articles related to orthopedics. While his credentials are exceptional, what truly helps him stand out as one of the premier Orthopedic Doctors is his dedication to personally connecting with each patient to support a positive experience. Dr. Criner is a husband and father of an active toddler, and enjoys golf, basketball, surfing, weight lifting and spending time with his family."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Criner "We are committed to providing the highest quality orthopaedic care to help our patients' improve their quality of life. In addition to general orthopaedic services covering a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, Dr. Criner offers expertise in orthopedic trauma surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement, and fracture care."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Criner does not have any board certifications listed.

44  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Wrist Fracture
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21  Procedures

  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • University Of California, San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis Or
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis Or
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • University Of New Mexico Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Criner has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Criner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Criner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Criner to family and friends
5 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Criner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Six months ago, I was lucky enough to survive a "head on" collision. I sustained nearly 20 broken bones including internal injuries. The first time I met Dr. Criner after my initial surgeries following the accident, he made me feel at ease which was not an easy feeling following a Life Flight to...more
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Dr. Criner showed concern and interest in my case. I felt like I was being included in my care and not just "another case". I appreciate that he took time to answer my questions and explain everything in depth. Dr. Criner was very knowledgeable in my type of fracture and reassured my concerns.
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Ist visit I was required to wait over an hour in the waiting room, then 1/2 hour in a separate room. Visit with Dr. Criner was great, very professional. 2nd visit was a repeat wait of 1st visit over one hour in the waiting room after they called me and asked me to come in early. My time is also...more
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Such a sweet doctor! He didn't make any rash decisions with me and wanted to review all information about my disability before putting me thru surgery! Great doctor!
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