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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. McGahan was courteous, empathic, and authoritative. I’m looking forward to going back.
Super helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient! Made me feel very comfortable and educated about how to take care of my knee.
Friendly and easy visit.
Great experience. Very friendly and professional.
Staff was nice and professional, wait was very short, Doctor was great.
Excellent. PA Dave was very good as well. Dr McGahan was very informative about what to expect.
Had to wait 50 minutes to be seen but otherwise everything else was great.
Wait over 2 hours ... people who came after me went ahead ... I didn’t know what the system was.. chaotic
Very knowledgeable, understood my health issues, came up with a workable plan. Very nice!
Dr McGahan is professional, friendly, and knowledgable.
Very professional and knowledgeable
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!
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.
Professional and to the point.
Dr McGahan is very approachable and professional. He explains what might be the issue clearly and concisely. Highly recommend.
Very pleased with office staff and short time I was in office.
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.
Very informative and helpful.
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.
Awesome experience with Dr. McGahan - very thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable.
Prompt, professional, and courteous.
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.
Patient and clearly articulated issues.
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 behind and 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.
Very personable and his staff is very helpful and efficient.
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.
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!!
it is hard to reach office staff when calling on the phone.
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.
It was ok at best.
Very professional and complete. Took his time with me. Provided his e-mail and followed up with me.
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.
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.
Very professional and friendly. Explained everything in detail and was very encouraging.
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??
I absolute love my doctor. He's caring, personable and extremely knowledgeable.
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.
Love Mr. McGahan! Cool guy that simply explains what's going on!!
He is a caring knowledgeable doctor.
Very pleased with his nannet and professionalism.
Outstanding experience. Would highly recommend
Excellent Doctor. Professional, friendly, and relatable. Office staff was great. The use of ZocDoc was a doctor getting with the times using modern technology.
All went well very professional
This is the third visit to Dr McGahan for our five year old - three different broken bones. Dr MaGahan made my son feel at ease and has an excellent bedside manner. We drive the extra distance to go to him because he is worth it!