Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists is closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. When in doubt, give us a call!
We are closed for lunch from 12:00-1:30 Monday-Thursday.
At your first visit, the front desk will make a copy of your insurance card to keep in your file. Please make sure that you have your card with you at your visit. If you are a returning patient and have new insurance, please bring your card so we can update your file.
Certain insurance plans have provisions that require patients to obtain referrals when specialty care is needed. These referrals can be obtained from your primary care physician.
Since insurance companies will not pay for services without the required referral, Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists requires a physical referral to be provided at the time of service, prior to treatment. Our staff can assist you in contacting your primary care physician to acquire the referral.
All patients require an appointment to be seen by Dr. Orlando. If this is your first time visiting Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists, please bring the following:
You will receive a written copy of your post-surgery instructions from Dr. Orlando. It is important you, your family, and care takers read all of the instructions. Generally, Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists recommends the following:
We have been patients of Dr. Orlando for eight years now. He is an excellent doctor and surgeon who has helped all three of our children with their various sports injuries. He is kind, courteous, and never in a rush. He allows his patients to make the final decision about surgery. Great doctor, great facility.
I was in extreme pain the first time I saw Doctor Orlando-I could barely walk, I received an injection that cleared 80% of my pain and the next few days I was 100% better. He has told me I will eventually need surgery on my knee as it is really bone on bone. He is not pushing me to have surgery. He is excellent, very knowledgeable and caring.