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, elbow and knee. 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.


Alan T. Kawaguchi, M.D.

Alan T. Kawaguchi, M.D.

Dr. Kawaguchi has been practicing orthopaedic surgery in Stockton, CA since 2000.  He is a big believer in giving quality care to his patients. He has special expertise in treating broken bones, both simple and complex ones. As a member of several orthopaedic organizations devoted to fracture care, he understands and uses the latest technologies available to him in treating such problems.

He is a volunteer clinical faculty on the orthopaedic trauma service at UC Davis Medical Center where he helps to train their resident surgeons. He has also been an instructor at numerous fracture care courses for orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Kawaguchi is skilled at treating common orthopaedic problems such as knee arthritis and injuries. He uses both arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to provide the best care for his patients. He is currently the chief of the orthopaedic surgery service at St. Josephs Medical Center in Stockton, CA. When not practicing orthopaedic surgery, he can often be found on the ski slopes or taking in a professional basketball game.

Dr. Kawaguchi received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Harvard University. He was awarded his Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1994. Dr. Kawaguchi completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California, Davis, as well as his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma.

Anh X. Le, M.D.

Anh X. Le, M.D.

Dr. Anh Le specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric spinal disorders. Dr. Le attended Medical School and Orthopaedic Residency at UCSF. He completed his spine fellowship at St. John Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Le serves as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Dameron Hospital and the Chief of Spine Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and snow skiing.



Roland H. Winter, M.D.

Roland H. Winter, M.D.

Dr. Winter was born in Germany and grew up in Northern California. He treats all types of orthopaedic injuries and specializes in joint replacement and sports medicine. ip adr . He has served as the team physician for St. Mary’s High School for the past 15 years and enjoys working with young athletes. Dr. Winter received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Pepperdine University. He was awarded his Medical Degree from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winter completed his residency in Orthopaedics at University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Winter is actively involved in the California Orthopaedic Association. He serves on the board of directors and as chairman of the Legislation Committee, often speaks to lawmakers concerning medical legislation.

He and his wife, Kris are parents of four active children who are involved in many sports teams. In his free time, Dr. Winter enjoys attending their soccer games, cycling and doing projects around his home.


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