Dr. Stephen Chen, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 44

Dr. Chen
Accepting new patients

Center For Sports Medicine

1777 Botelho Dr Ste 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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(925) 934-3536

Dr. Stephen Chen, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Georges University School of Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chen to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hernia
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ultrasound
  • Vertigo
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Chen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Dr. Chen's Reviews

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  • Explained conditions well (5)
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Our son is a high school football athlete in Walnut Creek and Dr. Chen has really helped him. Our son hurt his ankle during practice and Dr. Chen was able to meet with us and give us the info we needed to make the best decision for our son's progress. It took a couple months rehab but now our son is back running and playing. Great results!
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Lillian Browne – Aug 02, 2021
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Eveer since I turned 40 my back has been giving me tons of problems. I've been to acupuncture, chiropractors, I even tried reiki. Happy I found Dr Chen cause he works with you one on one, is a doctor and is very relatable. He doesn't push unnecessary visits or treatments and always listens. That's probably why I like him the most out of any doctor I've visited. Plus big bonus - my back pain is almost gone.
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After months of procrastinating about my shoulder pain I finally went in to see Dr. Chen. He helped a ton, all without surgery. I love that he's local in Walnut Creek, so that's a big bonus for me!
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Samuel Knight – Jun 30, 2021
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Hands-down the best sports medicine physician I've ever seen. If you're worried, don't be! Dr. Chen is great!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sony McGarr – Jun 11, 2021
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I had an excruciating elbow injury that sidelined me from tennis. A friend suggested I make an appointment to see Dr. Chen, and am I so glad I did. He checked my elbow and arm, sat down and explained the probable causes and treatments available. I really didn't want to get surgery, so I was so happy when he said I didn't need to! Just a month or so of PT and now I'm back on the courts. Highly recommend this Sports Doctor!
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Johan Scheffer – May 31, 2021
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Dr. Chen is amazing! His breadth of knowledge and skill in dealing with the pain in my shoulder has been invaluable. Highly recommend him! Once you site down with him you'll know right from the start that he is passionate about helping patients recover through non-surgical procedures.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aaron D. – May 21, 2021
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Great bedside manner. Listened to concerns and came up with a good treatment plan
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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What could be improved
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Chen's goals are to treat acute and overuse injuries with an emphasis on getting patients back to an active lifestyle in a safe manner.  He strongly...Read more

Biography

Stephen Chen, MD is a board certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Doctor . He specializes in the non-operative medical treatment of a wide variety...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centers
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Residency Hospital
2005
Saint Georges University School of Medicine
Medical School
1998
University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Stephen Chen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chen frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury), and Musculoskeletal Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chen treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Chen, MD's office located?

Dr. Chen's office is located at 1777 Botelho Dr Ste 110, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Stephen Chen, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Center For Sports Medicine

Center For Sports Medicine1777 Botelho Dr Ste 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

San Francisco, CA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

St. Mary's Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)