You never know when life throws you a curve-ball and you break a bone, or when your knees make it painful to walk. That’s where we come in. We know that your ability to move, lift, and get around the way you want is key to your quality of life. Our surgeons have years of experience to help you meet your goals. Our orthopedics department has been providing quality care to Hemet and the San Jacinto Valley for over 35 years. We specialize in arthroscopic minimally invasive surgery, knee replacement surgery, shoulder surgery, and general orthopedics. We look forward to showing you how well we can exceed your expectations and provide you with the best possible orthopedic care.
Health Care Providers
Milind Panse, MD
Dr. Milind Panse has been operating for over 20 years and had 12 years of surgical training before starting clinical practice. His training included several years in India and the United Kingdom. During his 5 years of training in London, he was Chief Resident at 5 hospitals that specialized in orthopedic joint and trauma surgery. He was board certified in both India and the United Kingdom and was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. When Dr. Panse came to America he spent 2 years as a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining Apex Healthcare he was appointed as clinical adjunct faculty at King’s College in Pennsylvania and was Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania Dr Panse specializes in joint arthoplasty as well as general orthopedics including spine and is Board Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
Raymond Imatani, MD
Raymond Imatani, MD has a distinguished career that began with orthopedic surgery training at the US Naval Hospital in San Diego. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Western Orthopedic Association, and the California Orthopedic Association. He has been an Orthopedic Qualified Medical Examiner and is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Robert Decaro, PAC, MS PA-C
Robert Decaro, PAC, MS PA-C has had extensive training in orthopedics. In addition to his masters degree and completed training as a physician assistant, he also completed an orthopedics surgical physician assistant training program at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Prior to joining APEX he had the unique experience of running an orthopedics clinic. Also, In addition to managing pre and post operative orthopedic patients, he was first or second assist in the operating room for hundreds of surgical cases. This gives him a unique perspective when evaluating surgical patients. He also is fluent in Spanish and holds certificates in BLS and ACLS.
Anthony Smith, PAC, MS PA-C
Anthony Smith, PAC, MS PA-C has grown up and lived near the Hemet Valley since High School. He graduated with Honors from Moreno Valley High School. He brings many skills to his profession as he was a pharmacy technician during his undergraduate and post graduate years. While he was completing his physician assistant studies at the Western University of Health Sciences, he continued to work as a pharmacy technician and also was involved in web design and computer programming. Prior to joining APEX, he had worked in many different healthcare settings including, emergency rooms, pediatrics offices, internal medicine offices, dermatology clinics, and orthopedics offices. With his varied healthcare experiences, experiences doing multiple procedures, and 12 years of pharmacy experience, he is very comfortable taking care of orthopedic patient’s medical and pre and post-surgical needs. He also holds a certificate in BLS.
Hours of Operation
8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday
41889 East Florida Ave.,
Hemet, CA 92544
28400 McCall Blvd, Ste B10
Menifee, CA 92585