Dr. Steven Schopler, MD

Dr. Steven Schopler, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Steven Schopler, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

2400 Bahamas Dr Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Contact Information

(661) 328-5565

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas


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Limb Pain
more than 60% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 47% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schopler "At the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world."


  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone

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 Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin College Of Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • UCLA Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • UCLA Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • The Royal Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schopler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Schopler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schopler to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Schopler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr schopler was very polite professional and knowledgeable made me feel calm and extremely relax about the procedure. His staff was also very prompt and polite. Excellent surgeon for recommend to anyone
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Schopler seems astute and competent in his bedside manner and approach to my medical issue. A good friend (a nurse in the medical field) had back surgery done by Dr. Schopler and she thought he was fabulous. Seems to have relief of your pain or discomfort as his primary goal. Getting a first appointment with Dr. Schopler can take some time as he seems to be very busy. I'll be taking my 13-year-old to him for back issues soon. Recommend.
Bakersfield, CA |
He and his PA are an amazing team!
in Bakersfield, CA |
Absolutely professional! Best pre-surgery information as I have ever received and treatment followed exactly as was discussed.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Schopler & his staff were very professional, very courteous, from A to Z would recommend 100 percent! Thank you!
Lafayette, CA |
Comes off gruff at first, but once you get used to his way he is great.
in Bakersfield , CA |
After being in a severe car accident with major injuries. I feel the neck and back surgery I received, I feel Dr. Shopler has done a great job. Thank You D. Cano
Bakersfield, CA |
After suffering a neck injury from an accident, my condition was getting increasingly worse. I received a referral to Dr. Schopler, who was able to explain everything that was happening and why I had so much pain so we tried various treatments to help me. Dr. Schopler recently completed a multi level diskectomy and within 2 weeks, the horrible pain I had for the last 6 months was gone!! This might not be the answer for everyone, but he was a miracle worker for me. THANK YOU Dr. Schopler!!!
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Schopler was efficient, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I felt as though he was the right person to perform my surgery and he kept my skeptical mind at ease. The surgery all went smoothly, and he kept in touch with me to make sure that the recovery was going well. All in all, I had an excellent experience with him and would recommend him to anyone who is having cervical / neck problems.
in Bakersfield, CA |
From the first meeting through the post-op I felt assured I was in the right hands. The staff was very courteous and attentive. After the surgery I posted a question on the loop and received a call within the hour. I would recommend Dr. Schopler to anyone.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr Schopler did a great job removing the bone spurs on my spine that has given me problems for years. His PA, Ms Fish is fantastic explaining what you need to know. GREAT about making sure you get the medicine that works.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Was involved in a traffic accident. Insurance sent me in to see Dr. Schopler. He first looked at the MRI of my back and neck & asked if I hired a lawyer. I said YES. He said YOU DON'T NEED SURGERY & walked out. I was in pain but happy that I didn't need an operation. Pain was getting worse & worse. 3 months later I was taken to the hospital where they did emergency back surgery due to the fact that my spinal cord was damaged to the point that I was almost paralyzed. A neck surgery followed.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Had a second fusion done at SCOI. First one was done by Dr.Grossman. Dr.Schopler explained my issues and offered his solutions. Everything went according to plan. Surgery is not a perfect science. I see people all over the Internet complaining about the procedures, the recovery, pain, etc. The desire to get better and recover is the responsibility of the patient. Following instructions and using available resources is a must. I would recommend Dr.Schopler and SCOI.
in Lake Isabella, CA |
My experience with Dr. Schopler was absolutely awful. I wouldn't recommend him at all. He was very inconsiderate about my pain. When he gave me an epidural he hit my dura causing a spinal leak. With that i ended up in excrusiating pain & admitted into Memorial hospital. There I got a MRI, he said he was unable to see the leak. I had 100% of the symptoms. (He practiacally told me I was faking it) They gave me a blood patch at SCOI & it only held for a few days. I ended up getting a second opinion
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