Kyle Natsuhara

Kyle Natsuhara MD

Kyle Natsuhara, MD

Kyle Natsuhara, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a focus on treatment of the foot and ankle. His specific interests include ankle arthroscopy, ankle cartilage repair, foot and ankle arthritis treatment-including total ankle replacement, tendon repair/reconstruction, ankle instability, treatment of flatfoot and high arch foot, bunions, hammertoes, Morton’s neuroma, and lower extremity fracture care.

Dr. Natsuhara is a native of Stockton and is honored to be able to give back to the community he grew up in. After graduating from Lincoln High School, he attended UCLA and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in physiological science. He stayed at UCLA to obtain his medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Natsuhara then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He obtained additional subspecialty training at the prestigious orthopedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Natsuhara’s training and experience has allowed him to treat a diversity of orthopedic issues, and he is able to implement the latest treatment techniques. He can treat simple foot and ankle conditions, as well as complex problems and large foot and ankle deformities. He further specializes in correcting failed foot and ankle surgery and revision procedures. Dr. Natsuhara strives to take the time to understand each patient’s needs. This is vital so that patients can be treated appropriately to maintain the level of activity and quality of life they desire.

Dr. Natsuhara is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). He is a board-eligible diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Personally, Dr. Natsuhara enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, hiking, snowboarding, and being outdoors. He is also an avid fan of UCLA athletics, San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers.

James Friedman

James Friedman, MD

James Friedman, MD is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with a focus in knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow injury and injury prevention. His specific interests include hip arthroscopy, knee cartilage repair, ligament repair and reconstruction, and activity-related injury.

Dr. Friedman graduated from medical school at Duke University before completing orthopedic residency at the University of Pennsylvania where he completed an additional year of research in cartilage repair. He then went on to complete an orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at UCSF. During fellowship, Dr Friedman served as an assistant team physician to the San Francisco Giants and the University of San Francisco NCAA Division 1 teams. Dr. Friedman has produced over 30 publications and presentations on knee cartilage repair, ACL reconstruction, and hip and knee surgical techniques and outcomes. He has also spent significant time learning surgical techniques in low resource areas both domestically and abroad including Haiti, Uganda, and Madagascar.

As an outdoor and sports enthusiast, Dr. Friedman understands the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle free from injury and pain. Dr. Friedman is passionate about injury prevention and seeks to maximize his patient’s ability to participate in the activities they enjoy. Dr. Friedman firmly believes that every patient is unique and tailors treatments to match each individual’s personal goals. Personally, Dr. Friedman enjoys spending time with his family outdoors including hiking, running, rock climbing, and snowboarding.

Jeffrey MacLean

Jeffrey MacLean

Jeffrey MacLean, MD is a specialist in Orthopaedic surgery with a focus in the treatment of traumatic conditions such as fractures, tendon ruptures, acute sports injuries, multi ligamentous knee injuries, pelvic and acetabular trauma.

Dr. MacLean comes from New England, where he was initially trained in Mechanical Engineering. While studying for his Masters Degree in BioMedical Engineering, he had the opportunity to work at the AO research institute in Davos Switzerland. This premier research center is where the modern practice of orthopaedic fracture care was invented. It was during this time that he decided to become an orthopaedic surgeon. He completed medical school at the University of Vermont and went on to do his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco. After completing his residency, he pursued a trauma fellowship at Vanderbilt Medical Center which is one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States.

Dr. MacLean’s practice encompasses people of all ages including fractures in children, adults and in our aging population. He employs the latest evidenced based medicine in his treatment and has a strong emphasis on providing care tailored to each individual’s needs.

Dr. MacLean is a Member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a board-eligible diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Pratik J. Gandhi, D.O.

Pratik J. Gandhi, D.O.

Pratik Gandhi, DO is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a focus on interventional pain management and interventional spine procedures. Dr. Gandhi firmly believes in a full body approach for management of pain disorders and treating pain using a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach including physical therapy, medications and interventional procedures.

Dr. Gandhi spent his entire life in the New York/New Jersey area and grew up a die-hard New York Giants fan. He graduated with honors from Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey, with a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ. Shortly after graduating medical school, he began his internship at North Shore Long Island Jewish – Plainview Hospital in Long Island, NY where he obtained valuable experience in family medicine, cardiology, and internal medicine. He went on to complete his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the prestigious Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation at New York University. He completed additional training in interventional spine and pain management at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Gandhi is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Dr. Gandhi strongly believes in treating a patient from head to toe and providing thorough, compassionate care to all his patients. He holds a true belief that a physician-patient relationship will only grow with proper education on a patient’s condition and giving patients the opportunity to be a part of their overall care including decision-making. Although Dr. Gandhi has spent most of his life on the east coast, he is ready to embark on his new endeavor on the west coast and looks forward to providing care to his new home and community

Jaspreet S. Sidhu, D.O.

Jaspreet S. Sidhu, D.O.

Dr. Sidhu is a specialist in orthopaedic surgery with his focus of treatment being Adult Reconstruction hip and knee surgery.  His specific interests include:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Anterior approach total hip replacement
  • Complex revision surgery of the hip and knee
  • Painful total knee
  • Painful total hip
  • Infected total knee/hip
  • Complex fracture care
  • Periarticular fractures
  • Periprosthetic fractures

Dr. Sidhu considers himself a native of Central California.   His family immigrated from India to Turlock, CA in 1995 and have since relocated to Elk Grove.  He received his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at UC Davis.  He attended medical school at Touro University in Vallejo, CA and subsequently did his orthopaedic residency training at Pinnacle Health Systems in Pennsylvania.  There he developed a special interest in adult reconstruction and trauma.  He completed an additional year of specialized training as an adult reconstruction fellow and a trauma fellow at University of Minnesota, Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN.  He is proud to call Dr. Scott Marston and Dr. Peter Cole his mentors.

Dr. Sidhu is a member of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAKHS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a board-eligible diplomate of American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS).

Dr. Sidhu strongly believes in being a patient advocate and providing compassionate care to all of his patients.  He believes best clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction are obtained by educating patients about their condition and its treatments, and by ensuring that they are an integral part of the decision-making regarding their operative/nonoperative care. He is very happy to be back home and is looking forward to providing orthopaedic care to the community.

Michael Y. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Y. Lin

Upper Extremity Specialist

Dr. Lin is a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon at Alpine Orthopedics.  He evaluates and treats all orthopedic conditions but specializes in injuries and chronic conditions of hand, wrist and elbow.  He is especially interested in preserving and restoring function to the upper extremity.

He commonly cares for:

  • Trigger Finger (Stenosing Flexor Tenosynovitis)
  • Mallet finger
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Tendon transfers
  • de Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Game Keeper’s thumb
  • Chronic Nerve Compression (Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel, Radial tunnel Syndromes)
  • Nerve repair and transfer
  • Cysts and Masses
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow (Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Sprain and fractures of the hand, wrist, and elbow

Education, Training and Research

Dr. Lin grew up in the Bay Area and enjoys visiting his family at different areas of Northern California.  After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis, he received a combined MD and PhD degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.  He then performed orthopaedic residency at UC Irvine.  Following residency, Dr. Lin completed a hand, microsurgery and upper extremity fellowship from Harvard Medical School at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Lin is a clinician scientist and has an extensive research background in neuroscience.  He has published many peer reviewed basic science articles and has authored several book chapters on nerve compression injury and wrist fractures.  Dr. Lin has received numerous awards for deepening the understanding of the pathophysiology of peripheral neuropathy and the neurobiology of nerve regeneration.  These include Viet’s Research Grant from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Lloyd Taylor Award from the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the Orthopaedic Hospital Award from the California Orthopaedic Association.

Membership and Certification

Dr. Lin is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a board-eligible diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).  He holds eligibility for a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Hand Surgery.

Personal interests

Dr. Lin enjoys photography, painting, home improvement, and traveling.  On weekends he and his son enjoy golfing, tennis and fishing.

Jaicharan Iyengar, M.D.

Jaicharan Iyengar, M.D.

Jaicharan Iyengar, MD is a specialist in orthopaedic surgery with focus on treatment of the shoulder and elbow. His specific interests include sports medicine/arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, total shoulder replacement, shoulder instability, ligament reconstruction, and upper extremity fracture care.

Dr. Iyengar spent his formative years in Southern California rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers. A die-hard Bruin, he graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with B.A. in History. He attended medical school at UC San Francisco where he stayed on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery. He completed additional training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine surgery at the prestigious Charles S. Neer fellowship at Columbia University in New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Iyengar served as an assistant team physician to the New York Yankees and Columbia Lions Division I football team under his mentors Dr. Christopher Ahmad and Dr. William Levine, respectively. ​

Dr. Iyengar has published numerous scientific articles and delivered presentations on rotator cuff repair, reverse shoulder replacement, shoulder instability and fractures/trauma of the shoulder and elbow. He has authored book chapters on minimally-invasive rotator cuff repair technique and elbow ulnar collateral ligament (“Tommy John”) surgery. He has a special interest in injury prevention and treatment of the throwing athlete.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a board-eligible diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He holds eligibility for a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Iyengar is interested in the global burden of musculoskeletal disease and has volunteered in orthopaedic medical missions in Uganda and South Africa. He is passionate about travel and has visited over 30 countries in 6 continents. He and his wife, a native of Stockton, enjoy hiking, cooking, snowboarding, yoga and wine appreciation.

Matthew J. Takeuchi, D.P.M.

Matthew J. Takeuchi, D.P.M.

Dr. Takeuchi is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine specializing in the surgical and non-surgical management of foot and ankle disorders. His specialty includes reconstruction, trauma and diabetic limb salvage surgery. Dr.Takeuchi also provides specialty care in biomechanics, sports medicine, and general podiatry.

Dr. Takeuchi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis. He obtained his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. He completed residency training at Sripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA and Kaiser Medical Center, Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Takeuchi is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Takeuchi is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

He is on the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Dameron Hospital, and San Joaquin General Hospital.

Alex Huanphong Phan M.D.

Alex Huanphong Phan M.D.

Dr. Phan specializes in Interventional Pain Management.  In his words, “The pain experience has not only physical but also mental, spiritual and social implications. As a result, I am committed to a holistic and personalized approach that reflects the uniqueness of each person’s pain experience. The process starts with a precise identification of specific “pain generator” by means of diagnostic techniques (nerve blocks, joint injection, etc). Once the “pain generator” is found, a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment regimen which ranges from interventional procedures to medications can be implemented. myfoxnews . In addition, a comprehensive rehabilitation program with occupational, physical therapists, acupuncturists will help maximize the functional potential of the individual as well as prevent future recurrences. No one deserves to live in pain.”

Dr.Phan is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as by the American Board of Pain Medicine. He received his BS in Biochemistry from University of California, Davis, and his M.D. from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.  He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Nexus Paincare in Provo, Utah.


Gary M. Alegre, M.D.

Gary M. Alegre, M.D.

Dr. Alegre is a native of San Joaquin County and a first generation physician from an agricultural family.  He graduated from Tracy High School in 1987 prior to graduating with High Honors from U.C. Davis.  From Davis He traveled to Boston where He graduated with honors from Tufts Medical School.  Dr. Alegre then returned to U.C. Davis to complete his orthopedic surgery residency where he developed an interest in spine surgery under the guidance of mentors, Drs. Daniel Benson and Munish Gupta.  In order to acquire expertise in spinal surgery, he completed a spine surgery fellowship at the Leatherman Spine Institute in Louisville Kentucky.

Dr. Alegre’s practice is diverse.  He can treat simple spinal conditions to major spinal problems that would otherwise be treated at a tertiary care hospital.  His  interest in less invasive spinal surgery has allowed the latest techniques to be brought to the central valley.  He continues to help develop and refine spinal surgery techniques and help train doctors from around the world, and enjoys working on  new spinal implants and procedures to advance the rapidly developing practice of spine surgery.

Dr. Alegre has a wife, and three boys and the family has lived in Stockton since 2003.  He enjoys riding off-road vehicles, fishing, hunting, and being outdoors.


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