Contact and Hours:

1580 Valencia Street Suite 703
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-642-0707
Fax: 415-648-7988

Monday through Thursday:
7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Closed Saturday and

Expert physicians

Dave Atkin, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Clinic and current Chief of Orthopedics of St. Luke's Hospital. He is a board certified orthopedist who completed an additional two-year fellowship in knee and shoulder surgery. His areas of specialization include arthroscopy, sports medicine, and joint replacement. Dr. Atkin, an avid medical volunteer, is the current President of Operation Rainbow, an organization providing free medical and surgical care to indigent children in developing countries. He has led volunteer teams from St. Luke's to the Philippines, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and the Caribbean for over a decade.

Pain Management:

Claudio Palma, M.D. is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Fellowship trained Interventional Pain Management Specialist. He completed his anesthesiology training at University of California, Los Angeles and subsequently completed a pain management fellowship at UCLA as well. Dr. Palma practices interventional pain management with a focus on spine disorders, neuropathic pain, and cancer pain. He is skilled in numerous interventional techniques including both cervical and lumbar epidurals, transforaminal epidural injections, zygapophyseal joint injections, sacroiliac joint (SI) injections, radiofrequency rhizotomy, sympathetic nerve blocks, neurolytic procedures, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems. Dr. Palma is fluent in Spanish as well.