Dr. Robert Purchase

Orthopedic Surgery
San Francisco, CA
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Francisco, CA

Address

2100 Webster Street, Suite 309, San Francisco, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

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Blue Shield of California

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

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United HealthCare Insurance Company

SCAN Health Plan

About

Bio

Dr. Purchase was born in Western Pennsylvania and remained there to attend college at Washington and Jefferson College. It was during this time, as a collegiate football player and biology major, that he became interested in orthopedic surgery as a career. He attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and stayed at Temple to complete his orthopedic residency. He supplemented his orthopedic residency with a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship in San Francisco. After completing his fellowship, he practiced in a general orthopedic group with a focus on shoulder and sports medicine in California’s Central Valley. As a fully trained shoulder replacement surgeon, Dr. Purchase utilizes advanced arthroscopic techniques primarily and is equally comfortable with all open reconstructive techniques, from hemi-resurfacing procedures to revision shoulder replacements. Additionally, he puts an equal amount of time and effort into refining his general orthopedic skills. He routinely performs treatment of all manner of boney and soft tissue traumatic injuries, replacements of the knee and hip, knee arthroscopic procedures, and routine upper extremity work. Dr. Purchase’s philosophy of care is anchored in his belief that a well-informed patient is a better patient. His primary role is to serve as an advisor to his patients. This allows the patient to be an active participant in their care. Dr. Purchase is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

Cantonese

Doctor Q&A

342 Answers
133 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A lighter wallet: The typical western diet provides more than enough protein to support the metabolic processes of the athletic population. Multiple studies show that s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Save your money: If you follow a typical western diet, it is unlikely that you require supplemental protein. Even in those individuals who are training to support athl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No.: Wearing a helmet will not reduce the risk of a dislocated shoulder. If you have had a shoulder dislocation, you are at higher risk to have another. A ... Read More
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Dec 8, 2016
hi during my periods my pain is in both leg both hip I never had thouse painful but worst pain cant walk and now my periods is finish but little bit pain in my hip and my leg but why is this
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Purchase is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Purchase is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks , it has gotten better slowly we thought he just bruised something, he went from not being able to throw hardly at all to about 60% of normal . he has good range of motion, said it doesnt hurt ...Read More
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Thank you! I will try it some more. I've had orthotics before, but they didn't have much of an arch. I'll see if I tolerate it after some more time. We used a different impression method than usual - ...Read More
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Thanks for the quick response. I've actually tried all three methodsshots, meds, splint. I'm going to see hand specialist this week. Perhaps a stronger splint will help. Thanks again

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1998MD

Affiliations

Anderson Knee and Shoulder Center
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