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Frederick W. Close, M.D.

Worker's Compensation 

Orthopedic Surgeon

Comprehensive Medical Treatment

Orthopedic Surgeon

Board Certified in 1972


Bachelor of Science Degree                                1960

Purdue University

1095 Hovde Hall

West La Fayette, IN. 49907-1095


Doctor of Medicine                                            1964             

Indiana University

620 Union Drive

Indianapolis, IN. 46202



Blodgett Memorial Hospital                                 1964-1965

Grand Rapids, MI



Senior Surgeon                                                  1965-1967    

U.S. Public Health Services


Staten Island, NY



Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital and                        1967-1971                               

Affiliated Hospitals

Children’s Hospital

Veterans Hospital



Michigan State University                                   1971-1975              

College of Human Medicines

Assistant Clinical Professor Of

Orthopaedic Surgery 


St. Mary’s Hospital                                            

Active Staff


Blodgett Memorial Hospital

Active Staff


Mary Free Bed Children’s Hospital

Active Staff


Mary Free Bed Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis Clinic

Active Staff


St. Mary’s Hospital Crippled Children’s Clinic

Active Staff


Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Clinic

Active Staff


Blodgett Memorial Hospital

Orthopaedic Residency Training Programs

Teaching Staff


St. Mary’s Hospital

Orthopaedic Residency Training Programs

Teaching Staff


University of California San Diego                             1975-2005                       

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Assistant Clinical Professor


Active Staff

Thornton Hospital

Hillcrest Hospital


Veterans Administration Medical Center

La Jolla, California                     

Active Staff


Grossmont Community Hospital 

La Mesa, California

Active Staff

Orthopaedic Supervisory Committee

Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vice Chairman


Mexican Medical Mission Hospitals

Consulting Orthopaedic Surgeon




2000 – Present                                             3200 Fourth Avenue #100

                                                                   San Diego, CA 92103


2006 – Present                                             365 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road #103

                                                                   San Marcos, CA 92078


2010 – Present                                             25495 Medical Center Drive # 303

                                                                   Murrieta, CA 92562


2015 – Present                                             272 Church Avenue #1

                                                                   Chula Vista, CA 91911


STATE LICENCE:                                           





STATE CERTIFIED:                                     Agreed Medical Examiner

                                                                 Qualified Medical Examiner

                                                                 November 5, 1994


                                                                 Holmium Laser Certification for Holmium Laser Arthroscopies




Alpha Epsilon Delta

National Premedical Honor Society

Past Present


California Medical Association


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 

September 1972


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

September 1972


American College of Surgeons 


International College of Surgeons


Arthroscopy Association of North America


Western Orthopaedic Association


San Diego Medical Society


International Arthroscopy Association

Founding Member


Fellow American College of Surgeons


East County Physicians’ Medical Group,


Founding Member

Board Of Directors





“Arthroscopy, Aide to Modification of Surgical Approaches to the Knee”


Presented to the International Society of Surgery and Traumatology

July 1975

Published in Heumatologiespring of

1996, Paris France


“Multiple Periosteal Chondramas, Case Report”

Submitted for publication to Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


“Use of Long Wave Ultraviolet Light in the Diagnosis of Articular Injury”

Presented at the International College of Surgeons Meeting

Paris, France

May 1979

Submitted for Publication to Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research




1988 – “Operative Arthroscopy”


1989 – “Non-Decompression Causes of Decompression Sickness”


1989 – “Functional Bracing in the Athlete”


1990 – “The Mysteries of Workmen’s Compensation Evaluation”


1990 - Running Seminar, “Low Back Injuries in the Runner”

1990 - Grossmont Physical Therapy Seminars          


1990 - Skiing Seminar, “Skiing Injuries and Hypothermia”


1991 – “Cumulative Trauma Syndrome Produced by Repetitive Activity in the Work Place”

Workman’s Compensation Forum


1992 - Winter Wilderness Medicine, Wilderness Medical Society

Big Sky, Montana


1993 - Grossmont Hospital Club 65, “Rehabilitation for the Total Hip Patient”


1994 - Grossmont Hospital Club 65, ”Hip Pain”

Phone: (619) 293-3994

Fax: (619) 260-1048

Main Office: 

3200 Fourth Avenue, Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92103

365 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite 103

San Marcos, CA 92078

25495 Medical Ct. Drive, 

Suite 303

Murrieta, CA 92562

272 Church Avenue, 

Suite 1

Chula Vista, CA 91910

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