Dr. Seth Criner, DO

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Dr. Seth Criner, DO
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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Dr. Criner's Care Philosophy

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.

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    Dr. Criner accepts 8 insurance carriers

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    Visalia Office820 S Akers St Ste 220
    Visalia, CA 93277
    This provider offers the following appointment availability:
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    (559) 733-3346Get Directions

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    Dr. Criner's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Criner to family and friends
    4.2
    based on 5 total reviews (4 with comments)
    Dr. Criner's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      31 to 45 minutes
    Patient Comments (4)
    in Delano, CA |
    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 the hospital. He took the time to describe in detail my injuries and a plan of action. "Dr. Criner is the reason I am writing this review today and would recommend him to anyone." Thank you Dr. Criner.
    in Visalia, CA |
    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.
    in Visalia, CA |
    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 very valuable, to simply have patients wait over an hour suggests to me they do not value their patients time. I will look for another Dr elsewhere.
    in Tulare, CA |
    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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    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.

    Dr. Criner's Care Philosophy

    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.

    Dr. Criner says...

    Dr. Criner offers expertise in orthopedic trauma surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement, and fracture care.

    Dr. Criner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    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
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • 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 Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Injuries
    • Shoulder Tendinitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Wrist Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      WESTERN U HLT SCI COL OSTEO MED OF THE PACIFIC

      Graduated in 2010

    • Internship Hospital
      Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis OR

      Completed in 2011

    • Residency Hospital
      Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis OR

      Completed in 2015

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of New Mexico Hospital

      Completed in 2016

    • Undergraduate School
      University of California, San Diego

      Graduated in 2004

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

    Procedures Performed

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