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San Francisco Doctors

The knowledgeable physicians in the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute can meet your musculoskeletal needs, helping keep you in the game. Sports medicine physicians provide support for professional sport tournaments and performing arts and dance companies.

San Francisco Orthopedic Doctors

Remy Ardizzone, DPM – Podiatry 
Dr. Ardizzone is a board certified podiatrist specializing in treating all aspects of sports-related foot and ankle injuries. Her practice includes recreational to professional level sports injuries and all aspects of musculoskeletal complaints of the foot and ankle.

Meredith Bean, MD - Sports Medicine 
Dr. Bean is board certified in sports medicine and family medicine. She specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, as well as helps individuals remain active and avoid injury. Having been a competitive athlete herself, she understands the unique needs of athletes. She is passionate about helping competitive and recreational athletes get back into action as well as helping others who just want to be more active.

Richard L. Blake, DPM – Podiatry 
Dr. Blake is an expert in biomechanics of the lower extremity. He invented the Inverted Orthotic Technique, which is used internationally to help many injuries, especially those related to severe pronation.

Alicia Knee, DPM – Podiatry 
Dr. Knee is a board certified podiatrist who sees patients at the Saint Francis Center for Sports Medicine clinic in Walnut Creek. Her background as an award-winning dancer gives Dr. Knee special insight into the special health and medical needs of athletes. Passionate about education, Dr. Knee has lectured on a variety of topics including foot and ankle fractures, flatfoot reconstructions, surgical reconstruction and more.

Walter Lin, MD, FACS – Plastic Surgery
Dr. Lin is an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon with an additional subspecialty certification for Surgery of the Hand who specializes in reconstructive microsurgery, lymphedema surgery, hand and extremity surgery, burn surgery, and transgender reconstructive services. Dr. Lin completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in and completed medical school at the Health Sciences & Technology program from Harvard Medical School. He then attended UCSF for his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery, followed by a fellowship in hand, microvascular, and transgender surgery at The Buncke Clinic in San Francisco.  He takes particular interest in combining his specialized training and expertise across multiple fields and disciplines to strive for the best possible reconstructive outcomes.

Brian Pridgen, MD – Plastic Surgery
Dr. Pridgen is a plastic surgeon who specializes in hand and wrist surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, and burn surgery. He completed medical school and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University. He then completed a combined orthopedic and plastic surgery fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is now a hand and microsurgeon with The Buncke Clinic and a burn surgeon at the Bothin Burn Center.

Victor A. Prieto, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Prieto is an orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is the medical director for the Center for Sports Medicine and specializes in hip replacements, knee replacements, and shoulder surgery.

Robert Purchase, MD –  Orthopedic Surgery 
Dr. Purchase is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon as well as the Medical Director of shoulder surgery at SFMH Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute. Widely recognized as an expert in complex and revision shoulder arthroplasty, patients travel from all over California to have their shoulder replacement surgery performed by him. He treats all manner of shoulder disease from arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears, to revision reverse total shoulder replacements.