STAR Ortho

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Rancho Mirage & La Quinta, CA serving patients in Palm Springs area

About Practice

Dr. Jacob A. Spencer, D.O.

Biography
As a Southern California native, Dr. Spencer grew up enjoying the active outdoor lifestyle that many of us enjoy.  His passion for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine was born from his experiences while surfing at the local beaches, playing ice hockey around San Diego, and snowboarding, hiking, and fishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  While his injuries are what introduced him to the field of Orthopaedics, his passion and dedication for treating others with similar injuries grew throughout his years of medical training. 

As a Southern California native, Dr. Spencer grew up enjoying the active outdoor lifestyle that many of us enjoy. His passion for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine was born from his experiences while surfing at the local beaches, playing ice hockey around San Diego, and snowboarding, hiking, and fishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. While it was his injuries that introduced him to Orthopaedics, his passion and dedication for helping and treating others is what helped him excel in the field.

Education/ Orthopaedic Research
Dr. Spencer's commitment to excellence in Orthopaedics began at San Diego State University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology while also conducting Sports Medicine research in the biomechanics of baseball and golf swings.  He then attended the prestigious Georgetown University where he was selected into the accelerated Master's of Science program in Physiology and Biophysics.  After graduating from Georgetown, Dr. Spencer went on to receive his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University's Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.  While at Midwestern, he continued pursuing his passion for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine research by evaluating advanced techniques in rotator cuff repair as well as testing cutting edge joint replacement technologies.  

Following medical school, Dr. Spencer completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training at the Robert Wood Johnson / Barnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ.  Throughout his residency training, Dr. Spencer refined his surgical skills through thousands of surgical procedures, published articles and book chapters in the areas of Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Trauma, as well as gave numerous lectures and presentations locally and regionally.  Dr. Spencer's commitment to excellence in Orthopaedics, his compassion for the community, and his dedication for the advancement of Orthopaedic education earned him the role of Chief Resident.  

After residency, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the renowned 3B Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, PA, while continuing to publish research with experts in the field.  Throughout fellowship, Dr. Spencer mastered numerous advanced surgical techniques while caring for elite level athletes ranging from high school to the professional level.  He also served as a Team Physician for West Chester University, where he worked along side fellow Physicians, Athletic Trainers and students while taking care of college athletes in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, gymnastics, tennis, and rugby.  


Philosophy
Dr. Spencer believes in a patient first approach, where your time, your concerns, and your overall experience is his top priority as he creates a patient-specific treatment plan personalized to your unique condition.  He is committed to providing excellent care for you and your family with the goal of returning you to a higher quality of life.  

Dr. Spencer believes in a patient-first approach, where your time and your concerns are as important as your outcome and return to pain-free activity.  Taking time to ensure you understand your diagnosis and how your body is affected by it is a top priority.  He combines your goals and expectations to create a personalized treatment plan, tailored to each patient.  Dr. Spencer is committed to utilizing the latest in non-surgical techniques to alleviate pain and prolong the life of your joints with Hyaluronic Acid, PRP, and Stem Cell injection therapies.  When necessary, he applies his expertise in Arthroscopic and Joint Replacement surgery to repair, reconstruct, and or replace torn tendons, damaged ligaments, and worn cartilage.  Dr. Spencer takes pride in providing you excellent care and getting you back in the game.

Professional Organizations
Dr. Spencer is an active member with the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics.  

Areas of specialization
Dr. Spencer is an expert in the areas of Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Joint Preservation, and Minimally Invasive Surgery for the shoulder, hip, and knee, including partial  and total knee replacement as well as shoulder replacement surgery.  He is also experienced in sports related injuries and fracture care.  Dr. Spencer combines his expertise with the latest technology and techniques in non-operative and operative management to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient.  
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Dr. Jacob A. Spencer, D.O.

Biography
As a Southern California native, Dr. Spencer grew up enjoying the active outdoor lifestyle that many of us enjoy.  His passion for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine was born from his experiences while surfing at the local beaches, playing ice hockey around San Diego, and snowboarding, hiking, and fishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  While his injuries are what introduced him to the field of Orthopaedics, his passion and dedication for treating others with similar injuries grew throughout his years of medical training. 

As a Southern California native, Dr. Spencer grew up enjoying the active outdoor lifestyle that many of us enjoy. His passion for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine was born from his experiences while surfing at the local beaches, playing ice hockey around San Diego, and snowboarding, hiking, and fishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. While it was his injuries that introduced him to Orthopaedics, his passion and dedication for helping and treating others is what helped him excel in the field.

Education/ Orthopaedic Research
Dr. Spencer's commitment to excellence in Orthopaedics began at San Diego State University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology while also conducting Sports Medicine research in the biomechanics of baseball and golf swings.  He then attended the prestigious Georgetown University where he was selected into the accelerated Master's of Science program in Physiology and Biophysics.  After graduating from Georgetown, Dr. Spencer went on to receive his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University's Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.  While at Midwestern, he continued pursuing his passion for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine research by evaluating advanced techniques in rotator cuff repair as well as testing cutting edge joint replacement technologies.  

Following medical school, Dr. Spencer completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training at the Robert Wood Johnson / Barnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ.  Throughout his residency training, Dr. Spencer refined his surgical skills through thousands of surgical procedures, published articles and book chapters in the areas of Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Trauma, as well as gave numerous lectures and presentations locally and regionally.  Dr. Spencer's commitment to excellence in Orthopaedics, his compassion for the community, and his dedication for the advancement of Orthopaedic education earned him the role of Chief Resident.  

After residency, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the renowned 3B Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, PA, while continuing to publish research with experts in the field.  Throughout fellowship, Dr. Spencer mastered numerous advanced surgical techniques while caring for elite level athletes ranging from high school to the professional level.  He also served as a Team Physician for West Chester University, where he worked along side fellow Physicians, Athletic Trainers and students while taking care of college athletes in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, gymnastics, tennis, and rugby.  


Philosophy
Dr. Spencer believes in a patient first approach, where your time, your concerns, and your overall experience is his top priority as he creates a patient-specific treatment plan personalized to your unique condition.  He is committed to providing excellent care for you and your family with the goal of returning you to a higher quality of life.  

Dr. Spencer believes in a patient-first approach, where your time and your concerns are as important as your outcome and return to pain-free activity.  Taking time to ensure you understand your diagnosis and how your body is affected by it is a top priority.  He combines your goals and expectations to create a personalized treatment plan, tailored to each patient.  Dr. Spencer is committed to utilizing the latest in non-surgical techniques to alleviate pain and prolong the life of your joints with Hyaluronic Acid, PRP, and Stem Cell injection therapies.  When necessary, he applies his expertise in Arthroscopic and Joint Replacement surgery to repair, reconstruct, and or replace torn tendons, damaged ligaments, and worn cartilage.  Dr. Spencer takes pride in providing you excellent care and getting you back in the game.

Professional Organizations
Dr. Spencer is an active member with the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics.  

Areas of specialization
Dr. Spencer is an expert in the areas of Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Joint Preservation, and Minimally Invasive Surgery for the shoulder, hip, and knee, including partial  and total knee replacement as well as shoulder replacement surgery.  He is also experienced in sports related injuries and fracture care.  Dr. Spencer combines his expertise with the latest technology and techniques in non-operative and operative management to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient.  

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    "My surgery was a success -- it is so great to have my life back! I could not be happier with Dr. Sinha and his staff."

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    "The staff at Star Orthopedics is extremely responsive, friendly, and never make you feel like a number."

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    "All-in-all, just a very positive experience in dealing with what was otherwise a personally stressful matter. Highly recommended."

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    "I can't tell you how wonderful the staff is when you enter. They are all helpful and Dr. Raj is really concerned about your health."

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    "I found Dr. Sinha to be very professional and very charming. The PRP treatments have helped me immensely. Also, the staff are truly wonderful."

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