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Dr. Richard Thunder, MD

Dr. Richard Thunder, MD

Age 60 Orthopedic Surgery M
(39) 39 reviews

Telehealth available

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Dr. Richard Thunder, MD is a orthopedic surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Thunder completed a residency at Stanford University Hospital. He currently practices at Torrey Pines Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. and is affiliated with Mammoth Hospital. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Thunder is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.


  • Stanford University Medical Center, Fellowship Hospital — 2005
  • Stanford University Hospital, Residency Hospital — 2004
  • Stanford University, Medical School — 1999
  • San Diego State, Undergraduate School — 1989

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • UnitedHealthCare

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  1. Torrey Pines Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc.

    1. 1
      David J. Dalstrom, MD
      9850 Genesee Ave Ste 210, La Jolla, CA 92037 Existing Patients: (858) 535-1075
  1. Sierra Park Orthopedic/Neurolgy

    1. 2
      Sierra Park Orthopedic/Neurolgy
      85 Sierra Park Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Existing Patients: (760) 924-4084

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I saw mixed reviews about him online so was pleasantly surprised to have an awesome experience today and wanted to share so patients like me in the future go in. He listened well, was thorough in exam, walked me through MRI, answered all my questions, and guided treatment path. His staff was very courteous friendly and on time. Overall awesome and I will definitely be back. Highly recommend.
— Mar 31, 2021
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Dr. Thunder frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Mammoth Hospital
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla