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Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD

Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD

Age 38 Orthopedic Surgery F
(16) 16 reviews

Telehealth available

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(858) 429-6462

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Show number (760) 743-4789

Dr. Ariel Palanca, MD is a orthopedic surgery specialist in Escondido, CA. Dr. Palanca completed a residency at Stanford University School of Medicine. She currently practices at Arch Health Medical Group and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway. She accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Palanca is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.


New Patient? (858) 429-6462
  1. Arch Health Medical Group

    1. 1
      Hidden Valley Surgical Med Group Inc.
      1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 200, Escondido, CA 92029 Call
      Existing Patients: (760) 743-4789
      New Patients:
      (858) 429-6462
    2. 2
      Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion
      15611 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064 Call
      Existing Patients: (858) 485-0050
      New Patients:
      (858) 429-6462




  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Residency Hospital
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Medical School

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benelect
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Covered California
  • Employers Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Our office accepts Medicare and commercial insurance plans. Please contact us to verify your benefits
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Ariel Palanca performed surgery on my right ankle on January 5, 2021 for chronic ankle instability, including dealing with ligament issues on both sides of my ankle and bone spurs. My problem had been going on for several years and was affecting my regular mobility, especially walking and hiking. The surgery went well and my after surgery consults were easy to plan and valuable. She always addressed my issues in a friendly and timely manner. Her team were also available to help me with questions. Dr. Palanca explained that my complete recovery could take a year, maybe something that people don't want to hear, but honest. I followed her recommendations, completed my physical therapy and worked hard. I am now (one year later) working with a trainer and back in my hiking boots! I am grateful for Dr. Palanca's skills, professionalism, willingness to answer my questions, and moral support. I definitely recommend Dr. Palanca.
Grace Lieberman — Jan 13, 2022
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Palomar Medical Center Poway
  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
  • Stanford Health Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Palanca frequently treats Ankle & Foot Surgery.