Dr. Stephen Chen, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 47

Sports Medicine

Dr. Stephen Chen, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Georges University School of Medicine in 2005. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Stephen Chen, MD

Center For Sports Medicine

1777 Botelho Dr Ste 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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(925) 934-3536

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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
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • 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)
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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If you're worried about needles or surgery, don't be! Dr. Chen specializes in a non-surgical approach to healing! That meant no needles surgery for me!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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Jul 16, 2021
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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!
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centers
Fellowship Hospital
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency 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
2005
St. George's University School of Medicine
Medical School
1998
University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen Chen, MD?

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Does Dr. Stephen Chen, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Stephen Chen, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Stephen Chen, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Chen's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Stephen Chen, MD treat?

Dr. Chen frequently treats the following conditions: Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury), and Bursitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Stephen Chen, MD's office address?

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

Is Dr. Stephen Chen, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Stephen Chen, MD is affiliated with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.

Is Dr. Stephen Chen, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Stephen Chen, MD holds board certifications in Pediatrics and Pediatric Sports Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Stephen Chen, MD have?

Dr. Chen has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Center For Sports Medicine

Stephen S Chen MD Inc1777 Botelho Dr Ste 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

International Terminal Main Hall780 S Airport Blvd San Francisco, CA 94128
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

San Francisco, CA

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received