Dr. Chen sees patients at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Center for Sports Medicine in Walnut Creek. The Center for Sports Medicine has been promoting good health and healing for professional and nonprofessional athletes and active adults for more than three decades. A full range of diagnostic and treatment services are available including onsite x-ray imaging. Additional services are available including diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound procedures and platelet-rich plasma therapy. Being a part of The Center for Sports Medicine allows Dr. Chen quick access to a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, physiatrists, and physical therapists to return you to your highest functional level quickly and safely.
A Sports Medicine doctor specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues.
Below is a small list of common problems occurring in both adults and children which Dr. Chen commonly treats.
A primary care sports medicine physician specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports medicine injuries and conditions, whereas an orthopedic surgeon is trained in the operative treatment of those same conditions. However, approximately 90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical. A sports medicine physician is an expert in the bio mechanics of the body and has specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of injury. I can help patients determine whether their condition requires surgery or can be managed by other types of treatment.
No, sports medicine physicians are experts in treating both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Whether you are injured participating in sports or not, I can help diagnose the problem and get you feeling better.
A primary care sports medicine physician has advanced training in the science of sports medicine. The training is extensive and includes 4 years of medical school, 3 to 4 years of residency, and 1 to 2 years of fellowship training. They are required to pass a certification exam in sports medicine in order to receive a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM) with recertification every 10 years. This certification helps the public distinguish a certified sports medicine physician from other physicians treating injuries without this specialized training.
Dr. Stephen S. Chen, MD is centrally located near downtown Walnut Creek, near the important landmarks of Broadway Plaza Shopping Center, Lesher Center for the Arts and Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Our office is just a few short blocks away from the historic downtown neighborhood, which features many hundred-year-old buildings and extensive high-end retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues. If you haven’t visited downtown Walnut Creek, you are truly missing out!
Walnut Creek acts as the financial, cultural and political hub of the area as it is centrally located at the intersection of highways 680 and 24, south of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park and just west of Briones Regional Park. It is situated in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, and about 10 miles east of the cities of Clayton and Tassajara. Some amazing landmarks in the area include The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Gardens at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society and Shadelands Ranch Museum.
This makes Dr. Stephen S. Chen, MD (conveniently located on Botelho Drive) a centrally located sports medicine doctor that specializes in helping athletes and active adults promote good health and healing through therapeutic ultrasound procedures and platelet-rich plasma therapy. can be easily found throughout Contra Costa County, California, including the surrounding communities of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Orinda, Lafayette, Danville, Moraga, and Alamo.
Directions From Oakland International Airport to Dr. Stephen S. Chen, MD , 1777 Botelho Drive, Suite 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94596: Get on I-880 North from 98th Avenue for 4 minutes. Follow I-880 North and CA-24 East to Walnut Creek. Take exit 15A from CA-24 East for 21 minutes. Follow Mt Diablo Blvd and Alpine Rd to Botelho Drive for 2 minutes.
Directions From San Francisco International Airport to Dr. Stephen S. Chen, MD , 1777 Botelho Drive, Suite 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94596: Get on US-101 North from Airport Access Road for 4 minutes. Follow US-101 North, I-80 East and CA-24 East to Walnut Creek. Take exit 15A from CA-24 E for 33 minutes. Follow Mt Diablo Blvd and Alpine Rd to Botelho Drive for 2 minutes.
Dr. Stephen S. Chen, MD
1777 Botelho Drive, Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hours of Operation
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm