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    James Spiegel

    James D. Spiegel, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgery

    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

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    Chanticleer Office (2907)
    2907 Chanticleer Avenue
    1st Floor
    Santa Cruz, California 95065
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    (831) 477-2325 

    Professional Interests

    Orthopedic Surgery
    ACL injury and reconstruction, ACL joint pathology, Arthroscopic surgery of the elbow, Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Complex fractures of the forearm, Complex fractures of the wrist, DeQuervains tenosynovitis,
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    Team Physician, UCSC; Assistant Team Physician, Cabrillo College, Associate Clinical Professor (Emeritus 2010), UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; UC Davis Medical Center Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, California Medical Association, Santa Cruz County Medical Society

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Spiegel is married with three children. He enjoys cross country single-track mountain biking, hiking with family, history, PBS' Masterpiece Mystery, Yosemite (greatest place on earth!), and debating politics.

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    Philosophy of Care

    Many orthopaedic problems can be corrected or sufficently quieted with exercises, diligent application of self-care, and wait / see. I often recommend non-surgical care first. I also want to keep people moving: Life is motion; motion is life. I am a "Sports Doctor" who does joint replacement (as I got older, so did my patients!).

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