Patient Resources


Whenever you undergo a major medical procedure, cost is always a major consideration. This is why we accept almost all private and PPO insurance plans and Medicare. Dr. Tallman is also a designated provider on the majority of Workers Compensation medical provider networks. We accept HMO plans only through Scripps Coastal Medical Group.

Please call our office at (760) 633-4700 if you have any questions regarding consideration and acceptance of your insurance plan.

Bill Payment

Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine accepts Cash, Visa or MasterCard as verified and acceptable forms of payment.

If you have questions regarding your bill, please contact our outside billing service, Palomar Medical Billing, at (800) 453-7101 x 3 .

Patient Education

Whenever you consider or undergo a major medical procedure, education is of the essence. You want to know all of the symptoms, characteristics and possible effects of your orthopedic condition, as well as the potential treatments and procedures that will remedy the problem. And once a diagnosis is made, you want to know both the technical aspects and physical demands of your potential procedure, as well as the long-term effects that this procedure will have on your life and health.

With this in mind, Dr. Tallman and his associates supply all patients with solid, well-researched orthopedic information you can trust, as provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).  Knowledge is power; and as a patient, you will be kept informed and apprised of every stage of your treatment and recovery process.