Robert J. Purchase, MD
My approach to patient care is rather simple, listen; engage; and educate. Simply put, I believe that a well-informed patient is the best patient and has the best chance to return to top form. As a prior collegiate football player and life-long athlete, I understand the importance of getting people back to the activities they love.
I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in surgery of the shoulder and knee. I utilize minimally invasive techniques to treat rotator cuffs, meniscus tears, ACL injuries, and many more. I perform total joint replacements of the shoulder and knee including the less invasive partial replacements. The care of complex traumatic injuries, fractures & tendon ruptures, is a core part of my practice as well.
If you want to wait forty minutes to spend five minutes with a doctor who doesn’t make eye contact or explain anything, there are many options. If you want to be treated like an adult, become informed about your health, and participate in the process; then please make an appointment.
By providing the kind of care and service that I would want for my family, I have built a referral base from the entire Bay Area.
In my free time, I try to maintain an active and healthful lifestyle while maximizing the time spent with my wife and three children. Drawing on my athletic youth, I strive to remain fit with a regular and varied routine of yoga, running, swimming, biking, etc. If there are no youth sporting events to attend, my family and I can usually be found hiking the trails of Marin.
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