Frederick W. Close, M.D.

Worker's Compensation 

Orthopedic Surgeon

Comprehensive Medical Treatment

Orthopedic Surgeon

Board Certified in 1972

EDUCATION:                                                  

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

 

ROTATING INTERNSHIP:

Blodgett Memorial Hospital                                 1964-1965

Grand Rapids, MI

 

MILITARY:

Senior Surgeon                                                  1965-1967    

U.S. Public Health Services

Hospital

Staten Island, NY

 

ORTHOPEDIC RESIDENCY:

Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital and                        1967-1971                               

Affiliated Hospitals

Children’s Hospital

Veterans Hospital

 

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

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

1975-2005

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

 

PRIVATE PRACTICES:      

                           

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:                                           

 

California

Arizona

 

STATE CERTIFIED:                                     Agreed Medical Examiner

                                                                 Qualified Medical Examiner

                                                                 November 5, 1994

                                                                        

                                                                 Holmium Laser Certification for Holmium Laser Arthroscopies

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:  

 

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,

IPA

Founding Member

Board Of Directors

Treasurer

 

PUBLICATIONS:                                           

 

“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

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:             

 

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