Medical doctor (MD)
General surgery (board certified)
Medical Group
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Location and phone

  1. Grossmont Surgical Associates
    5565 Grossmont Center Dr
    Suite 1-221
    La Mesa, CA 91942
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  2. Grossmont Surgical Associates, Inc.
    5565 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 221
    Bldg 1, Suite 221
    La Mesa, CA 91942-3022
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    Fax: 619-462-7933

About Carl Orr, MD

I was moved to attend medical school after I had the opportunity to observe a physician in a rural setting in South America. I enjoy surgery specifically because it allows me to identify a specific problem, contemplate the correct way to fix it in my view and then to take steps to repair it. When I am finished, the patient is complete again and able to go about their daily life. Part of my goal in caring for my patients is to make them at ease. I work to make sure each individual understands the surgery and disease process, recovery time and what they will go through during the healing period. I work in collecting health history, discussing tests they have had and specific symptoms. Just by taking the time to speak with each person, I receive valuable information on their condition. Tapping into my patients’ thoughts is key in providing optimal care. My outside interests include hiking and riding horses.
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Insurance plans accepted

Carl Orr, MD, accepts 35 health insurance plans.

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