Awards and Recognition
Bay Area Center for Clinical Pastoral Education
Diversity and Inclusion
End of Life Option Act
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital History
Mission, Vision & Values
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.
Gaurav Abbi, MD – Orthopedic Surgey
Dr. Abbi is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He received his undergraduate education from UC San Diego in Bioengineering and his medical degree from UC San Diego. He completed a spine surgery fellowship NYU- Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Abbi takes care of various spine conditions including decompressive and fusion surgeries in cervical and lumbar spine as well as various general orthopedic ailments including joint arthritis, fractures, peripheral neuropathy, and arthroscopy.
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.
Jane Denton, DPM – Podiatry
Dr. Denton has delivered podiatric care in the Center for Sports Medicine for almost three decades. She has a following with the San Francisco and Oakland Ballet companies and treats dancers from the San Francisco Ballet School and the Marin Dance Theatre.
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.
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.