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David W Kruse M.D.

Primary Specialties
  • Sports Medicine
Area of Expertise
  • Family Medicine
Address
280 South Main Street, Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
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Education & Training

Medical Education - University of California, San Diego (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Long Beach Medical Center (Family Practice)
Fellowship - Memorial Sports Medicine Institute (Sports Medicine)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
  • Interplan PPO
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine (Family Medicine)
  • American Board of Family Medicine (Sports Medicine)

Physician Bio

Dr. Kruse is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Kruse completed fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Kruse holds two board certifications in sports medicine and family medicine, and practices as a Primary Care Sports Medicine Doctor. Dr. Kruse’s clinical expertise includes non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine, general musculoskeletal care, sports concussion, general medical needs of the athlete, and musculoskeletal procedures including joint and tissue injections.

Dr. Kruse was 6-time All-American and National Champion gymnast at UC Berkeley and finished his gymnastics career as a 4-time USA National Team Member. This experience gives Dr. Kruse special insight into the care of the injured gymnasts and dancers.

Before joining the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Dr. Kruse practiced for 4 years at the University of California Irvine as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Family Medicine. He maintains a Volunteer Faculty position with UC Irvine in order to continue his active sports medicine teaching for medical students and residents. Dr. Kruse also serves as a resource for the community and provides many local lectures to various schools and community groups on a wide range of sports medicine topics. He also has multiple peer-reviewed journal and textbook publications on a wide range of sports medicine topics.

Dr. Kruse currently serves as a team physician for USA Gymnastics. He is also a Team Physician for Biola University, The Orange County Soccer Club, UC Irvine, Irvine High School, Godinez Fundamental High School and assists with coverage for Crean Lutheran High School.

Dr. Kruse is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Kruse’s outside interests include spending time with his wife Mindi and their two children, Alex and Lyla. He also enjoys yoga, surfing, playing guitar, and catching up on all sports by watching SportsCenter.