Dr. Chris Pallia

Dr. Chris Pallia

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Sports Medicine (Board Certified)

Advanced Degree

  • Medical Doctor (MD)

The Sharp Experience

I approach every patient as an individual and look at every problem as important.

Locations

  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 619-435-7282
    230 Prospect Place, Suite 230
    Coronado, CA 92118
    Hours:
    Mon., 8 am to 5 pm
    Wed., 1 pm to 6 pm
    Fri., noon - 5 pm
  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 858-292-1186
    3444 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 402
    San Diego, CA 92123
    Hours:
    Wed., 8 am to noon

Biography

I approach every patient as an individual and look at every problem as important. My goals are not just to relieve pain, but also to maximize function through non-operative techniques as well as through surgical correction. I apply a high level of expectation to myself and treat everyone with the utmost courtesy and professionalism. Continually acquiring new knowledge and skills, I use all the latest techniques and equipment. Having a degree in Bioengineering gives me a unique appreciation of the structure and function of the human body. Additionally, my sub-specialty training and certification in arthroscopy and sports medicine is key to properly caring for injured and degenerative joints. Helping all my patients to achieve their goals in life gives me such satisfaction.

In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking and other outdoor sports, as well as spending time with my three beautiful daughters and my wife.

Biographical Details

Age: 46
In practice since: 2001
Gender: Male

Medical Group

Hospital Affiliations

Education

  • Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Residency: State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Fellowship: OASIS Sports Medical Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
    Aetna PPOs, Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, Health Fund HMO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Select Choice HMO, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPOs, California HMO, EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Beech Street
    PPO
  • Blue Shield
    HMO, POS, PPOs (contact Blue Shield)
  • Care1st
    Medi/Medi
  • Champus Tricare
    For Life, Prime
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
    PPO
  • CIGNA
    Flexcare POS, HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • Commercial/Indemnity Insurance
  • Coventry Healthcare
    PPO
  • Covered CA
    Sharp Health Plan Bronze HMO, Sharp Health Plan Gold HMO, Sharp Health Plan Platinum HMO, Sharp Health Plan Silver HMO
  • Health Net
    EPO, ExcelCare HMO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Healthsmart
    PPO
  • Medicare
    Assignment, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • Medicare/Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
    PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Bronze HMO, Choice HMO, Gold HMO, Performance HMO, Performance Plus, Platinum HMO, Premier HMO, Silver HMO, Value HMO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
    PPO
  • United Healthcare
    Choice EPO, Choice HMO, Choice Plus POS, Options PPO, Signature Value HMO
  • VEBA
    Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO
  • Workers' Compensation

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Treatments & Conditions

  • ACL Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty
  • Back Evaluation/Treatment
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Foot Problems
  • Fracture Management
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labral Repair
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neck Pain
  • Oxford® Partial Knee Replacement
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprains
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Upper Extremity Surgery

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  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 619-435-7282
    230 Prospect Place, Suite 230
    Coronado, CA 92118
  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 858-292-1186
    3444 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 402
    San Diego, CA 92123

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