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Michael Laird, MD

Dr. Laird is an orthopedic surgeon in the San Luis Obispo area. He is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
21 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Laird saw more torn meniscus patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
44 doctors
Top 15%
44 doctors
Top 5%
22 doctors
Dr. Laird saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
Top 15%
14 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Laird saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more broken arm patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Laird saw drug allergies patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
37 doctors
Top 15%
37 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Laird saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more weakness patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Laird saw more broken collar bone patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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37 doctors
Top 15%
36 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Laird saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more abnormal gait patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Laird saw frozen shoulder patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more sprained joint patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Laird saw more tendonitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Luis Obispo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Laird saw carpal tunnel syndrome patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Laird saw broken ankle patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Laird saw sprained leg patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Laird saw sprained knee patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Laird saw tennis elbow patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
18 doctors
Top 15%
17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Laird saw peripheral neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
18 doctors
Top 15%
17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Laird saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Laird saw broken foot patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
11 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Laird saw pinched nerve patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Laird saw broken leg patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Laird saw broken wrist patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Laird saw sprained ankle patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.
Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Laird saw foot condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Luis Obispo area. Learn more.

Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Laird’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Laird’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Laird’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Laird’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Laird’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Laird’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Laird’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Laird’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate < 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Laird’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Laird’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Laird’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Laird’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Laird sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Coastal Diagnostic Center
921 Oak Park Blvd
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
2,365 miles away
  • Spanish
Office
862 Meinecke Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
2,365 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1989
  • New York University School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Laird is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • French Hospital Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Marian Regional Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield