Behind life’s adventures is a doctor who cares


Get your life back with the help of our Orthopedic Doctors who specialize in sports injuries, arthritis, general joint pain and diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

With expert guidance on diet, exercise, medication and orthopedic surgery options, our Orthopedic Surgeons give you long-lasting solutions to your aches and pains.

Meet Our Orthopedic Surgeons

Call 530.440.7997 to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Shawn Brubaker

Dr. Shawn Brubaker

Orthopedic Surgeon 

Care Philosophy: My goal as a physician is to embody the word "doctor" which is based in a latin word that means "teacher". The focus is to communicate to you and your family the medical condition you are dealing with, how it became began and what treatment options are available to manage it. Often I am able to give you a variety of options and let you choose the one which fits you best. The ultimate goal is a treatment plan that provides you substantial pain relief. 






Dr. Molly Hartzler

Dr. Molly Hartzler

Orthopedic  Surgeon 

Care Philosophy: My philosophy of care is shaped by my training at the Mayo Clinic, the motto of which is "the needs of the patient come first." I want to educate my patients about their medical condition and make treatment decisions with them as a team, keeping their best interests at the forefront.



Orthopedics at Dignity Health Medical Group North State

Joint pain is a common ailment that can affect your overall quality of life. It can limit how well you function at work, at home and during your everyday activities.

Whether caused by arthritis or sports injuries, our surgeons are here to help you get your life back. Our orthopedic specialists provide care for sports injuries, arthritis, general joint pain and diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

With expert guidance on diet, exercise, medication and orthopedic surgery options, our orthopedic doctors can give you long-lasting solutions to your aches and pains. Dignity Health Medical Group's Orthopedic physicians offer the following services:

  • Arthritis management
  • Hip and knee replacement surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Spine and back surgery
  • Surgical and nonsurgical care of fractures

Call 530.440.7997 to schedule an appointment.