ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Robert Afra, M.D.
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Afra is a San Diego-based orthopedic surgeon who is nationally renowned in sports medicine with expertise in treating shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle conditions. As the former Chief of Sports Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Afra has published extensively in professional journals and books and presented at conferences around the world, where he is considered a pioneer in the study of shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle injuries in athletes and active adults. Dr. Afra is also a specialist in cartilage issues and pain in knee cap disorders; he was named Co-Director of the International Patellofemoral Study Group Conference in San Diego in July 2011. As a sports medicine physician, he has managed and treated complex joint injuries and successfully guided patients back to peak performance levels.

Dr. Afra takes a customized approach to treat each of his patients. He provides comprehensive care to injured athletes, from sprain rehabilitation and muscle and ligament tear repairs to care for broken bones. He regularly cares for children and active adults with injuries to the upper extremities (shoulders, elbows, and wrists) and lower extremities (hips, knees, and ankles). His joint replacement practice consists of shoulder replacement, hip replacement, and knee replacement surgery, including minimally invasive surgery techniques and traditional joint replacement surgery when necessary.

Dr. Afra completed his fellowship training in sports medicine at Boston University, where he treated a variety of elite college athletes in ice hockey, soccer, basketball, field hockey and lacrosse. Dr. Afra was a researcher at University of Hawaii’s Queen Emme Medical Center in the field of muscle and nerve physiology, and was a surgical fellow at the world-renowned Barnard O’Brien Microsurgical Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He has studied microsurgical techniques and the art of plastic surgery. Dr. Afra studied medicine at UCLA, where he also completed his surgery internship. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Afra worked at the Salk Institute on an NIH research stipend. In 2010, Dr. Robert Afra was selected by the Arthroscopy Association of North America, a premiere sports medicine society, as one of three surgeons to lecture to university faculty in the United States and Canada.

When you’ve been injured or in an accident, it can be frustrating and financially challenging to get the prescription medications you need. Attorney fees and doctor bills can mount rapidly, leaving you with little flexibility. Getting the treatment you need is something that can’t wait. You need your medication now, while your attorney is working to settle your claim.

EVEN WHEN YOU CAN’T AFFORD YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO WAIT.

We will get you the medication you need, when you need it, so you can return to your family, your job and your life in health and confidence.

At PayLater Pharmacy we understand what you’re dealing with. We know the challenges that come with the fallout of an accident or injury, and we are here to help. Your recovery is our priority. At PayLater, we promise:

How It Works

THE PAYLATER PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO ENSURE YOU ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO THE MEDICATION YOUR DOCTOR PRESCRIBED, REGARDLESS OF YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION. IF YOU’VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, HERE’S HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.

  1. If you’ve been injured or in an accident, you’ve already seen a doctor, and you’ve likely spoken to a lawyer. You must be represented by an attorney in order to use a lien pharmacy. The cost will be deducted out of your settlement or judgement. There’s no credit check required–it’s all part of your legal case.
  2. Just take your prescription to any of the 10 pharmacies affiliated with PayLater around Las Vegas, and your prescriptions will be filled at no up-front cost to you. Bring your prescriptions in before 3 p.m., and your order can usually be filled on the same day. Even if you can’t get to the pharmacy, your medication can be delivered direct to your door.
  3. Finally, when your case is settled or a judgement has been made, the cost of your medication will be automatically deducted from that amount. It’s simple, it’s convenient and it takes care of your mental and physical well-being.

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

Our San Marcos-based clinic offers a full range of chiropractic services. These include adjustments/manipulations, cox flexion-distraction, myofascial release, therapeutic exercises, foot orthotics, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling and postural correction. We treat a wide variety of conditions including injuries related to the home or workplace, accidents and sports. Our mission is to implement an effective chiropractic system of spinal correction and to help educate patients about natural solutions that will provide improved health, comfort and physical strength, while providing exceptional holistic body care and enabling all to experience an enhanced quality of life.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr. Joe A. Hernandez completed his undergraduate studies in Exercise Physiology at the University of California, Davis. After graduation, he went on to complete three and a quarter years at Palmer College of Chiropractic where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2002. Before graduating, Dr. Hernandez worked as an intern among chiropractic’s elite, helping treat professional athletes in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Hernandez has been certified as a Qualified Medical Examiner for the state of California. He is committed to helping each patient reach his or her maximum health potential using a natural approach that respects the inner wisdom of the human body. The care he provides not only eliminates your body’s aches and pains but also strengthens your immune system. His goals are to help people with his extensive knowledge of how the body works, through compassion, dedication and exceptional service.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We are conveniently located off the 78 Freeway. If coming from Oceanside, take Las Posas exit, go straight through the lights onto Via Vera Cruz then turn right on Linda Vista Dr. If coming from Escondido East 78, take the Las Posas exit, go south or left on Las Posas and turn left on Linda Vista Drive. We are at 1125 Linda Vista Dr., Ste. 102, next to Michael Russ, CPA.

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