Don Schengel, MD

Don Schengel, MD

I draw upon the latest medical knowledge to tailor-fit treatment.”

My approach is very patient centered, so I will first try to understand how the injury is affecting your life. After the exam, I will review the diagnosis and provide as much information as you desire to ensure that you understand the short- and long-term implications of your particular problem. We will discuss treatment options and you can decide whether surgery or a non-operative option is best. For example, could you get by without surgery and focus on therapy, weight loss, or medications? If you’re active or an athlete, I will look at factors such as the timing of surgery and whether you could instead try therapy. I will draw upon the latest medical knowledge, my 25 years in practice and input from you to tailor-fit your treatment.

I will also work to ensure that tests are done quickly and I will discuss results with you personally. I will try to solve the problem in the office so you won’t have to wait – and you can move on with your life.

Dr. Schengel is known for:

  • Being Fellowship-trained, having completed Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Orthopedic Research in Virginia in 1990.
  • Specializing in arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee and total joint replacement.
  • Serving as team physician for the Visalia Rawhide baseball team and College of the Sequoias.

To schedule a consultation, call 559-733-3346

If you have questions about the scheduling of your surgery, call Nila 559-733-3346.

‘Thanks to Dr. Schengel, I have been able to resume a normal life’

Norris McElroy, Knee Replacement

“Dr. Schengel and his staff took all the mystery out of the knee procedure prior to surgery and made me feel confident that I would be able to quickly resume normal activities. My recovery progressed very well with minimal pain.

Through Dr. Schengel’s prescription of movement and physical therapy, I have been able to resume a normal life and have become much more active.

I attribute my increased mobility to his excellent surgical touch!”



  • Doctor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Internship, general surgery, UCSF
  • Residency, orthopaedic surgery, UCSF
  • Fellowship, arthroscopy and sports medicine, Orthopaedic Research of Virginia


  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • LeRoy Abbot Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Francisco


  • Co-Chairman of Performance Committee Orthopaedic Co-Management
  • Managing Board Member, Sequoia Surgery Center, 2001 to present
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery, Kaweah Delta District Hospital, 1997-2000
  • Member, Medical Executive Staff, Kaweah Delta District Hospital, 1996-2000
  • Member, The Lifestyle Center Advisory Board, 1998-present
  • Board of Trustees, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2002-2014
  • Advisory Board, Central California Church of Nazarene, 2001-2013
  • Board member, Research Associates, Point Loma University, 1998-2002
  • Member, Utilization Review Committee, Kaweah Delta District Hospital

Community Service

  • Team physician, Visalia Rawhide Professional Baseball Team
  • Team physician, College of the Sequoias
  • Team physician, Redwood High School
  • Coach, NJB Basketball, AYSO Soccer, Visalia Recreation basketball, CYA Soccer


  • Orthopaedic Instructor, Emergency Residency, UCI-Kaweah Delta

For my patients

Official Team Physicians

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