Dr. Robert John Purchase MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Purchase is an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including California Pacific Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Purchase accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 55 doctors at California Pacific Medical Center and one of 38 at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery

Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Shoulder Joint, Athletic Injuries

Education & Medical Training

Temple University Hospital
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2002–2007

St Mary's Hospital Medical Center (San Francisco CA)
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, 2007–2008

Temple University School of Medicine
Class of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 4 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Hill-sachs "remplissage": an arthroscopic solution for the engaging hill-sachs lesion.
Purchase, R.J., Wolf, E.M., Hobgood, E.R., Pollock, M.E., Smalley, C.C.

Simultaneous bilateral pectoralis major muscle rupture.
Valeriote, J., Purchase, R.J., Kelly, J.D.

Fourteen-year prospective results of a high-density polyethylene prosthetic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Purchase, R., Mason, R., Hsu, V., Rogers, K., Gaughan, J. P., Torg, J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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