Dr. William Bugbee, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Bugbee
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10666 N Torrey Pines Rd Stop 116 La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. William Bugbee, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Bugbee has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bugbee to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bugbee is a great surgeon and a very nice person. His skill as surgeon allowed me to get back to normal activities in just a few months after my total knee replacement surgery. His staff is great and always responded to my calls the same day. I would highly recommend Dr. Bugbee for joint issues and replacement.
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David Trautman – Dec 02, 2020
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As a result of an auto accident, when I was younger, it was thought that I would loose my left leg. An outstanding surgeon saved it. So as I considered right knee replacement I sought another outstanding surgeon. I developed a list of a few names and reviewed it with my doctor. Her response was that if her father needed knee replacement surgery she would select Dr. Bugbee for the procedure. I went with her advice and I am very pleased with that decision. Three months now from the procedure my knee is highly functional and better than I had hoped. Dr. Bugbee is professional, direct, responds well to questions and concerns and is certainly highly competent. I unconditionally recommend he and his great staff.
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Bill K. – Nov 28, 2020
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I had both of my knees done. Everyone was fully supportive in the office with LOA paperwork for my work. All my questions were answered and I felt very prepared. The Force program supports a progressive rehab program. I am thrilled with my results and felt like I was in full control during my recover supported by Dr Bugbee and his team.
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Jan zachry – Nov 26, 2020
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He’s an accomplished surgeon and isn’t reticent about showing emotion. I connected with him easily.
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Julie Stander – Nov 16, 2020
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Dr. Bugbee is on time, takes time to explain the procedure, amazing surgeon...I was up and walking the next day following g bi-lateral knee surgery
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Nov 11, 2020
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I feel so blessed that I was able to get Dr. Bugbee as my surgeon for my hip replacement! Everything went well and I recovered quickly! I could not be happier. I am doing all the activities that I was doing before my hip problem. Thanks you Dr. Bugbee.
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Scott Koopsen – Oct 28, 2020
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Extremely skilled doctor. I also appreciate the prompt responses from his nursing team.
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Oct 21, 2020
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Aside from the pandemic, surgery and recovery couldn't have gone better.
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Scott Boles – Oct 15, 2020
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Dr.Bugbee is professional, compassionate, he listens to you, answers all your questions, very reassuring. But most of all he CARES your not just a number your a human that he's taking great care of.. im very young for knee replacement 48. But i have rheumatoid arthritis & OA arthritis in both knees.im very satisfied with the service I received from him. Looking forward to having my left knee done in a few months.. Thanks Dr.Bugbee your the BEST!!!
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Yolanda Greene – Oct 12, 2020
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We had an opened discussion about the procedure and the very good outcome.
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Ken Kaczmarek – Oct 01, 2020
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A true miracle worker. He was able to determine what was causing all my problems after years of failed procedures and surgeries. I would refer Dr. Bugbee to anyone in need of orthopedic surgery. He is a true one of a kind.
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Aug 30, 2020
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Dr Bugbee did my left hip two years ago, he did my right one two months ago. I am so thankful for Dr Bugbee, everything went well and I am out of pain for the first time in years.
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Laura L – Aug 25, 2020
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Dr. Bugbee did a great job on my hip replacement, no complications and the Force Theraputics he has set up for physical therapy was fantastic during this pandemic.
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Heidi H – Aug 19, 2020
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I am a physician. The quality of care and surgery was outstanding
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Aug 04, 2020
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I had a total knee replacement with Dr. Bugbee and I'm thrilled with the results. Yes there are difficult times right after surgery, however with appropriate physical therapy and a lot of my own hard work I have gotten excellent results and I'm now back to 5 miles a day walk at month 5. Quality of life is great.
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Michelle – Jun 12, 2020
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At an age of 86, I was suffering severe knee pain which was negatively impacting my quality of life. My first consultation with Dr Bugbee left me with a level of confidence in this orthopedic surgeon that made it extremely easy for me to make a “Risk vs Benefit” decision and pursue having a total knee replacement procedure done by Dr. Bugbee. I ended up having my total left knee replacement surgery on March 11, 2020 with zero complications and am looking forward to having my right total knee replacement procedure with Dr Bugbee as my surgeon ASAP. I highly recommend Dr. Bugbee as an incredible orthopedic surgeon. Ruth M. Harder
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Ruth M. Harder – Jun 10, 2020
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Dr. Bugbee did a full hip replacement to both my hips. One in February and the other in November 2007. I was in excruciating pain and it’s been 12 years. All I can say is that D Bugbee gave me a new lease on life and after a recovery period, it felt like I never had a problem. Still enjoying the results every day!
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Christina Stewart – Jun 08, 2020
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It has been less then three months since my partial knee replacement with Dr. Bugbee and the recovery has been great. I am now back to sports every day. But it was more than just a successful surgery. From the first visit to the follow up appointments, the process was explained in detail and executed flawlessly.
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Jim Flynn – Jun 01, 2020
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The absolute best! Two knees done at the same time and was walking without support 2 days after surgery.
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Jun 01, 2020
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Dr. Bugbee and his team performed a total left knee revision in February 2020. This was my fourth knee surgery but first by Dr. Bugbee. By far, this surgery gave me the best results with the least pain. I had more flexion and ease in walking within two months than any of the others. My goal was to ride a bicycle again. I was able to go around the pedals on a stationary bike within a month. I have my new eBike now and riding it has been life changing. I am able to exercise and be more active than I have been in years. I am grateful that Dr. Bugbee will continue to be my surgeon and monitor me as it is only a matter of time before I will need a total revision of my right knee. Dr. Bugbee and his team were compassionate and caring. My hospital experience at Scripps Green Hospital was the best I’ve ever had. The rooms were private and very comfortable. It was quiet and the food was outstanding and fresh. This hospital was very conducive to healing and rest. Thank you, Dr. Bugbee.
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Dr. William Bugbee, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Bugbee has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Ca San Diego Med Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bugbee

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bugbee treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bugbee treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 554-7993.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Bugbee typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Surgery
Knee Replacement
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Bugbee typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Replacement
Hip Resurfacing
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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Dr. Bugbee's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Bugbee accepts the following insurance:

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Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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10666 N Torrey Pines Rd Stop 116 La Jolla, CA 92037
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