Dr. Derek Dee MD
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Dr. Derek Dee specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine in Los Alamitos, California. Details of Dr. Dee's 17 years experience as an MD, his 4 hospital affiliations and education at University of Southern California are available on your free doctor report.
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3771 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Derek Dee identified specializing in
Orthopedic SurgeryOrthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is trained in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical means. An orthopaedic surgeon is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries, and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system. and Sports MedicineSports Medicine
An internist trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries (treatment and prevention and referral practice), and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy life style are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise (sports) whether as an individual or in team participation.. He is certied by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Derek Dee accepts the following plans for Blue Shield of California at Greater Long Beach Orthopaedic Surgical and Medical Group
- Access + HMO
- Active Choice
- Active Start
- Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company
Insurance plans and networks accepted by a doctor are not necessarily universal across all locations at which the doctor practices. This can be affected by many factors such as different group practices, hospital affiliations and working arrangements at those locations. Checking that the doctor you are visiting and the facility they are at are in-network providers for your insurance plan can save you money and headaches later from surprise medical bills.
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Dee is affiliated with 4 hospitals:
Los Alamitos Medical Center
3751 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA
EducationDr. Dee attended medical school at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and graduated in 1996 having 17 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
Patients may also know Dr. Derek Dee MD as:
- Derek T Dee
- D Dee
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