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Dr. Richard Allen, MD

Dr. Richard Allen, MD

Age 53 Orthopedic Surgery M
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Dr. Richard Allen, MD is a orthopedic surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA. He currently practices at UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices and is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Allen is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

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  1. UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

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      UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices
      9350 Campus Point Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037 Existing Patients: (858) 657-7000


  • Rush Medical College, Fellowship Hospital

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
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In June of 2018 I developed severe pain in my legs, worst on the right side. An MRI in July showed that I had compressed nerves at the L4-L5 vertebral joint. Dr. Allen performed minimally invasive surgery to remove the disc, and install a cage to maintain the spacing while fusing the joint. The surgery resolved all my pain and I feel like new again. Dr. Allen is an excellent surgeon with a cheerful and sincere manner that imbues confidence. I recommend him unconditionally!
Niles Johanson in San Diego, CA — May 15, 2018
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