Dr. Stephen Chow, MD

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Age 48
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Dr. Stephen Chow, MD
Dr. Stephen Chow, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Apple Valley, CA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Chow is affiliated with Victor Valley Global Medical Center.

15990 Tuscola Rd

Apple Valley, CA 92307

Contact Information

(760) 242-4808

Dr. Stephen Chow, MD

Dr. Stephen Chow, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Chow's Experience

Dr. Chow's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • New York Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chow's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chow to family and friends
based on 63 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Chow'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 (15)
Hesperia,ca |
Wow! I'm a pretty tough cookie & not too much ruffles my feathers but I literally was in tears leaving his office because he badgered me so badly! I can't remember the last time I cried! Lol! I laugh because I'm still going to go back to him! Why? I was pre-warned about his personality but I hear he is an excellent surgeon and a perfectionist! But In all my 50 years, I've NEVER had an issue with a doctor. I actually appreciate point-blank personalities but this? This was traumatizing, sheesh!!
in Phelan, CA |
Dr. Chow was recommended by my primary care physician, so when I went too see Dr. Chow, I had no idea of what to expect, yet his well articulated and thoughtful disposition quickly set me at ease. It's been about six weeks now since my surgery, and I'm really happy with the results! The results are exactly what Dr. Chow said they would be. I walk smoothly with little pain and some soreness, but in time those minor issue can improve too, just as Dr. Chow described during my consultations.
in Hesperia,CA |
I saw Dr. Chow for my shoulder in may of 2016. He did surgery June 7. He told me at first one year recovery. I work with horses. I had a big bone spur, torn Labrum and he had to do a resection of my bicep tendons. My rotator cuff was only sprained. My surgery went well and because there was no Rotator Cuff damage my recovery would only be six months. I now have full range of motion and I am 100%!!! Thanks Dr. Chow!!!!
Helendale, CA |
If you expect your doctor to be thorough, to take the time to explain the diagnosis, and to make an attempt at civility, AVOID Dr. Chow. He talked over me when I tried to describe my knee pain and spent 5 minutes on an exam before writing a referral for physical therapy. When I asked for a bit more explanation of where my knife-like pain was coming from, he rapidly shot a bunch of medical jargon at me, interspersed with "OK?"..."OK?" He was agitated and unprofessional.
in Hesperia, CA |
Dr. Chow is an excellent surgeon. He is truly focused on achieving the best result for his patient. I'm considered a "high-risk" patient due to my medical history. He sent me to several specialists for pre-op evaluations before considering two Total Knee Replacement surgeries for me. My results are better than I ever imagined as I also had deformities that he corrected. If your number one priority is getting the very best surgical result, Dr. Chow is the surgeon for you.
in Vista, CA |
Excellent surgeon and phenomenal doctor with great bedside manner.
in Hesperia, CA |
I would not recommend this doctor if you are looking for someone to do your surgery , he lacks the "experience " and social skills to be performing his "practice" on patients or even talking to them .
in Victorville, CA |
Dr Chow explained what was to be expected before and after my surgery. I respect that he is straight to the point explaining everything. Surgery went well and and no problems. I will refer anyone to him that needs his services.
in Newberry Springs, CA |
Encouraged by friends to seek relief from my constant knee pain, I was referred to Dr. Stephen Chow. He was clear and to the point that knee replacement was indicated as there was no cartilage left. I was told that he was a good surgeon by several acquaintances including a former nurse. His staff worked with me to get all the approvals. April 5th he replaced the knee. A day later I was standing in the hospital hallway marveling that there was no pain in the knee. Thank you Dr. Chow.
in Pinon Hills California |
Any one going here realy needs a strong ability to put up with arrogance. This guy thinks he is God's gift to medicine. And don't even think about asking questions.
Extremely unprofessional. Very disappointed with my visit with him and that I have to pay him for the way he treated me. Rude and would interrupt everytime I said something, by the end I just shut up and nodded my head cause that's clearly what he wanted and I was just ready to get out of there. I'm an RN and have been around many doctors and have never had an encounter like this one. Also my first review I've ever made. Will not be recommending him to anyone.
in Hesperia, CA |
Dr. Chow is a breath of fresh air! He thoroughly described the procedure and what my responsibility would be to achieve the best results. This included things I didn't necessarily want to hear (like losing weight and exercising), but they were honest comments made to provide me with better health. I listened, am doing the work, and feel great! Research, health professionals and former patients have informed me that Dr. Chow is the best surgeon in the High Desert. I absolutely agree!
in Apple Valley, CA |
Not experienced in what I needed done.
in Hesperia, CA |
A little rough around the edges but hes a great Dr.. Fixed me up with a hip replacement at the tender age of 35. No nonsense kind of guy. If you want to hear it like it is, go to him....if you want to be babied, find a different Dr. I appreciated the no nonsense approach. He found the problem and fixed it!
in Apple Valley, CA |
I consider Dr. Chow to be one of the best surgeons I have ever had. Whenever I have the chance to brag about him, I do. If you are looking for a great surgeon, Dr. Chow is one you should choose.
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Dr. Chow accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chow has admitting privileges

Victor Valley Global Medical Center
15248 11th St
Victorville, CA 92395
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