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OVERVIEW

Balaji (Bobby) S. Charlu, M.D. is an Interventional Physiatrist who specializes in the non-operative management of musculoskeletal and spine related disorders. As an avid tennis and soccer player growing up in Michigan, Dr. Charlu was naturally drawn to sports and musculoskeletal medicine when choosing his medical specialty. “Physiatrists are experts in the rehabilitation of nerve, muscle, and bone injury. Treating injury, improving pain, and enhancing performance is the cornerstone of changing our daily movement and function. My goal is to offer any and all minimally invasive treatments to the sports and spine related pain outside of surgery.” In addition to performing basic spinal therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, Dr. Charlu brings a variety of advanced pain management therapies to Newport Orthopedics including radiofrequency ablation, discography, percutaneous discectomy, spinal cord neuromodulation, and regenerative PRP. He is currently active in Interventional Spine research, and is a teaching faculty member of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Charlu is Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with sub-specialty Boards in Pain Management. Dr. Charlu attended Michigan State medical school and completed his residency in PM&R at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas where he was Chief resident. He completed his fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2006. In his spare time, Dr. Charlu enjoys spending time with his wife and three children in Irvine in addition to his active participation in sports including tennis, running, biking and a new found passion for triathlons.
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AWARDS

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. Charlu's Rating
1 Review
Patient Perspective
3.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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22 Corporate Plaza Dr, Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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Newport Orthopedic Institute
22 Corporate Plaza Dr
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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"Dr. Charlu and his staff are very efficient and friendly. I have had treatment for a back issue 3 times from him, and my back pain always improves greatly."
  • November 21, 2022

LOCATIONS

Newport Orthopedic Institute
22 Corporate Plaza Dr
Newport Beach,CA,92660
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center
22 Corporate Plaza Dr Ste 150
Newport Beach,CA,92660
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri6:30 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach
22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach,CA,92660
16300 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 400
Irvine,CA,92618
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
22 Corporate Plaza Dr Ste 100
Newport Beach,CA,92660
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat8:30 am - 11:00 am
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
Graduated 2001

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED (79)

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  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Blue Shield CA 2017 I&F HMO - CoveredCA
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • UHC Options PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Aetna HMO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • BCBS Pathway HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Anthem Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Blue Shield of CA 2021 I&F PPO Plan
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus
  • UHC SignatureValue HMO - CA
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Oscar Insurance CA
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Anthem Advantage HMO
  • AWH Southern CA Elect Choice
  • AWH Southern CA HMO
  • AWH Southern CA Managed Choice
  • Classic
  • Health Net CA HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Wholecare
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC SV Flex Tier 3
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • BCBS Pathway EPO
  • Oscar CA Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus
  • Oscar CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus

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