Patient Appointment

At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, your needs are our highest concern. We understand how important it is for you to be seen in a timely manner. For this reason, we make every effort to accommodate appointments immediately upon request.


If you have a serious medical problem and are seen in the emergency room, the hospital emergency room doctors are well-trained and able to perform appropriate initial care. They will make a referral to Southern California Orthopedic Institute’s office for follow-up care if you choose a specialist in our practice. If the orthopedic injury is complicated or severe, we are available and will respond to the emergency room doctor’s request.

If you need immediate medical assistance, please call 911.

Request an Appointment

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You may be seen by one of our orthopedic specialists on staff during our office hours:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for Bakersfield appointments, or request an appointment online.

After-Hours Information

If you are a current patient and need to reach one of our Southern California Orthopedic Institute doctors on weekends or after regular office hours, please feel free to call our main number at (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for Bakersfield.

Our answering service will contact the on-call doctor, and he or she will return your call.

Please note, calls after office hours and on weekends should be reserved only for real emergencies and not for routine questions or medication prescription refills.

Prescriptions & Refills

New prescriptions and refills are only issued during our normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can request a prescription by calling (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for Bakersfield. Southern California Orthopedic Institute will not refill or prescribe pain medication after business hours. (This policy is dictated by state government policies.)