About Michael Klassen, MD

Michael Klassen, MD, in Monterey, California, specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Klassen takes a restorative approach to care, providing rehabilitative treatments to help patients regain function.

Dr. Klassen is also an expert in medical legal evaluations and testimony and provides medical advice, evaluations, and direction to attorneys, insurers, and government entities across California. 

Medical legal evaluation services available from Dr. Klassen include independent medical examinations (IMEs), agreed medical evaluations (AMEs), and qualified medical evaluations (QMEs).

Dr. Klassen also offers medical record reviews and standard of care reviews, as well as opinions of causation, impairment ratings, and medical care and treatment reviews and recommendations. He also provides expert witness testimony according to the standards of professionalism set forth by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

As an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Klassen provides medical legal evaluations and expert testimony for both defense and plaintiff attorneys for injuries stemming from motor vehicle accidents, athletics, or industrial incidents. 

Dr. Klassen’s clinical care focuses on upper and lower extremity surgeries, such as knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, knee meniscus surgery, shoulder labral reconstruction, and shoulder rotator cuff repair. He also provides expert evaluations and care for spine injuries and offers treatment with biologics

Dr. Klassen is available for those seeking a medical legal evaluation throughout the state of California. 

For expert medical legal evaluations, advice, or testimony, call the office of Michael Klassen, MD, or request a consultation online.

Medical Legal Evaluations

Services for Attorneys, Insurers and Government Entities include

Independent Medical Examination (IME) for personal injury cases.

Agreed Medical Evaluation (AME) & Qualified Medical Evaluation (QME).

Medical record review & standard of care reviews, opinions as to causation, impairment, and medical care & treatment.

Expert Witness Testimony - Practicing according to the standards of professionalism of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Klassen is an Advocate for the Facts and provides his opinion on cases for both defense & plaintiffs. He has extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. He is experienced in orthopaedic injuries, whether from motor vehicle accidents, sports activities or industrial incidents.


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Words from our patients

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    "Highly supportive, and positive."

    Minerva M.
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    "Dr..Klassen spent time and was a good listener. Came here to get a shot for my knee pain. The pain was gone right away!"

    Janet Z.
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    "So very pleased to have had such a professional individual for my care."

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    "Dr.klasses in a really professional doctor. He answer all my concerns."

    Elizabeth R.
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    "MD Klassen is a wonderful Orftho MD. He is very kind,patient and will explain all there is to know about your problem. I highly recommend him to anyone..."

    S. H.
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    "My experience was wonderful and I felt reassured completely after talking with Dr. Klassen as he did a great job with my examination and explaining my diagnosis."

    Jan G.
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    "It was a good consultation and helped me with my worker's comp problem"

    Gerardo R.
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    "Excellent visit from the beginning to the end. You guys are great! Nice, quiet office."

    Alcantar M.
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    "Dr.Klassen is very knowledgeable and helpful. He helped me a lot with my medical needs. I highly recommend people to see him!"


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10 Harris Court Building A Monterey, CA 93940

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7033 N. Fresno Street Suite 201 Fresno, CA 93720

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