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Dr. Patrick McGahan, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Please Advise: You must give 24 hours notice and contact the office directly if you need to make any adjustments to your appointment. Patrick J McGahan, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, shoulder reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. He was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. After graduating from Jesuit High School, he attended UCLA where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology. He then went on to UC Davis Medical School where he received the UC Davis School of Medicine Medal recognizing overall academic excellence. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program based out of St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco. Following this, he completed an additional year of fellowship training at the San Diego Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship in San Diego, CA. While in San Diego, he had the opportunity to specialize and receive fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction. Among others, he had the experience of working with the San Diego Padres and the San Diego State Athletic Department. Following this, he moved to San Francisco where he joined a busy private practice. He is committed to utilizing the latest technology in order to offer his patients the best operative and non-operative solutions with the fastest recovery possible.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Davis, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Mary's Medical Center (Internship)
  • Saint Mary's Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Awards and publications

  • 2013 San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship Outstanding Fellow Award
  • 2003 Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 2005-2007: Internal Medicine Clerkship: Honors; Psychiatry Clerkship: Honors; Surgery Clerkship: Honors; Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship: Honors; Pediatrics Clerkship: Honors; Letters of Distinction in Pathology and Pulmonology; Honors in 4 Diagnostic Radiology clerkship

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1518271675

Office locations

AOSPORTSMED

450 Sutter Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94108

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Great with my 8 year old daughter. Super sweet and professional at the same time. Great bedside manner.
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Dr. McGahan is awesome - he calmed my irrational fears driven from too much WebMD surfing, lol. They even did a check via X-Ray to make sure everything was ok!
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Very professional and kind
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Once I was escorted to an exam room, the appointment moved efficiently. Dr. McGahan is patient and listened to my concerns. He quickly diagnosed my condition and was clear in the process forward.
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Dr Patrick was nice and friendly but stated nothing but the obvious. I walked away without having learned anything new.
Less than 3 months ago
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He was good, because he did good work making me feel good on a good day.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. McGahan was courteous, empathic, and authoritative. I’m looking forward to going back.
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Super helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient! Made me feel very comfortable and educated about how to take care of my knee.
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Friendly and easy visit.
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Great experience. Very friendly and professional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Staff was nice and professional, wait was very short, Doctor was great.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very Nice
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Excellent. PA Dave was very good as well. Dr McGahan was very informative about what to expect.
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Had to wait 50 minutes to be seen but otherwise everything else was great.
Less than 6 months ago
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Wait over 2 hours ... people who came after me went ahead ... I didn’t know what the system was.. chaotic
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Very knowledgeable, understood my health issues, came up with a workable plan. Very nice!
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Dr McGahan is professional, friendly, and knowledgable.
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Very professional and knowledgeable
Less than 1 year ago
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My appointment was right on time (even early!) which was great. Dr. McGahan was very helpful and very nice to talk to. Would definitely recommend!
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Good doctor. Terrible scheduling and communication management with the staff. Waited 45 minutes before being called in the first trip. Over an hour today. The front desk has no clue about managing and pipelining and seem oblivious that patients are waiting.
Less than 1 year ago
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Professional and to the point.
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Dr McGahan is very approachable and professional. He explains what might be the issue clearly and concisely. Highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very pleased with office staff and short time I was in office.
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The doctor explained my medical condition in a straightforward manner that was easily understood. He gave me a means to manage my condition going forward. Very happy with the visit.
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Very informative and helpful.
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Dr. McGahan was very professional but personable and approachable. I didn't get a quick fix for my back pain, but he was responsive to all my questions.
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Awesome experience with Dr. McGahan - very thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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Prompt, professional, and courteous.
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Office staff was pleasant and efficient. I was seen within a few minutes of my appointment time. Both the doctor and his assistant were very thorough and professional.
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Patient and clearly articulated issues.
More than 1 year ago
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My appointment was for 3:30 pm. I arrived at 3:20 and completed the new patient forms and returned them to the receptionist at 3:30. I asked what was taking so long at 4:00 pm. They told me the doctor was behindand I would be seen in 15-20 minutes. I was called in at 4:30 pm. Poor start for a new patient experience. Dr. McGahan was courteous but brief. No one in the office offered an apology for the one hour delay. Seemed to be a high volume office. I left feeling a more like a number and not a patient. Not a great first impression.
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable and his staff is very helpful and efficient.
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Dr McGahan, Is very professional, patient, listens, explains what is causing the pain and what he recommends. They you are able to discuss the options. I find Doctor McGahan a Doctor that includes you in the process. I would refer Doctor McGahan to anyone looking for and good Orthopedic Doctor.
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Dr. McGahan is such a cool doc! Knows his stuff & as a mom, I totally trust him w/ my son's life!! He did an awesome job w/ my kid's shoulder surgery & we're looking forward to a successful football season!!
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it is hard to reach office staff when calling on the phone.
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I appreciated Dr. McGahan giving me options and not deciding on surgery as the only solution to my rotator cuff injury. I agreed to return in about 5 months to see how things have progressed with my injury.
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It was ok at best.
More than 1 year ago
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I was upset that my appointment got changed but only because I need to take an early morning appointment and I live far away. To avoid morning traffic and get to the appointment in time I arrived about an hour early.I ended up being seen early and was out of the office well before the my new appointment time.
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Very professional and complete. Took his time with me. Provided his e-mail and followed up with me.
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Great doctor. Professional and very good with my 5 year old daughter. Modern office and equipment. Friendly and to the point with advise. Staff was great. Smooth process with paperwork.
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Very professional and friendly. Explained everything in detail and was very encouraging.
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My visit was very pleasant. Dr McGahan, is very patient. He answers your question with out making you feel uncomfortable. He makes you feel that your concerns are heard and addressed. Thank you??
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I absolute love my doctor. He's caring, personable and extremely knowledgeable.
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I was pleasantly surprised. Dr McGahan answered all my questions explained what the X-ray showed and was patient. I do have one more question. Is the cast suppose to be tight around the thumb. It is painful.
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Love Mr. McGahan! Cool guy that simply explains what's going on!!
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He is a caring knowledgeable doctor.
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Very pleased with his nannet and professionalism.
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Outstanding experience. Would highly recommend
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Excellent Doctor. Professional, friendly, and relatable. Office staff was great. The use of ZocDoc was a doctor getting with the times using modern technology.
More than 1 year ago
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All went well very professional
More than 1 year ago
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