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Dr. Christopher Lai, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
3.8 (23)
Map Pin Small Brawley, CA
Accepting new patients
30 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Christopher Lai, MD

Dr. Christopher Lai, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Brawley, CA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 30 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School and is affiliated with Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District and El Centro Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lai, completed a residency at University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. Patients rated Dr. Lai an average 3.8 star rating.

Dr. Lai works at Practice in Brawley, CA with other offices in El Centro, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Miner's Knee, Osteoarthritis of Knee and Joint Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Lai's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Christopher C. Lai MD A Professional Corp.
    196 W Legion Rd, Brawley, CA 92227 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (760) 344-9093
  2. 2
    Immediate Family Medical Care El Centro
    1441 W State St, El Centro, CA 92243 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (760) 336-2410
    Monday
    08:30 - 16:45
    Wednesday
    08:30 - 16:45
  3. 3
    Clinicas De Salud Del Pueblo Inc
    900 Main St, Brawley, CA 92227 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (760) 344-6471

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  • Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center

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    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    • 30 years of experience
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    • English, Mandarin and Spanish
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    • 1508905159
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
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    • Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School
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    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    Dr. Lai has seen patients for Miner's Knee, Osteoarthritis of Knee and Joint Pain, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Lai on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    Dr. Lai speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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