Joseph A. Narloch, M.D.

Dr. Joseph Narloch, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Joseph Narloch

Physical & Rehab Specialist

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Sequoia Building)

Specialties:

Dr. Narloch is triple board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and electrodiagnostic medicine. In addition, he runs the electrodiagnostic laboratory at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists.

His focus is on treating acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders, caring for patients with back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and arthritis, tendonitis, any kind of back pain, and work- or sports-related injuries.

Approach to Treatment

I place a strong emphasis on patient education in order to achieve a successful result. I will provide you with education materials, (e.g., articles, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.

As a Physiatrist, Dr. Narloch focuses on restoring function, meeting patients’ individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Ultimately, his goal is to help you avoid surgery and restore your quality of life. Dr. Narloch wants to help people understand the nature of their pain as well as the realistic expectation about what can be done to manage the problem. He takes a team approach to caring for his patients and believes thorough testing is an important aspect in providing quality care.

Meet Dr. Narloch

(A John Muir Health Network video)

More About the Doctor

Dr. Narloch has more than 15 years of experience in treating patients. He began practicing physical medicine in 1992 after earning his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He then performed his internship and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Loma Linda University Medical Center. After his appointment as Chief Resident, he went on to become an assistant clinical professor at the Loma Linda University Pain Clinic for five years. In his spare time, he is a baseball coach and enjoys organic farming.

Alumni Organizations

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Loma Linda University Pain Clinic

Curriculum Vitae

GROUP AFFILIATION
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

OFFICE LOCATIONS
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

EDUCATION

7/91 – 6/92 – Chief Resident, Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab

7/89 – 6/92 – Resident, Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab

7/88 – 6/89 – Internship, Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab

1985 – 1988 – UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA – MD

1982 – 1985 – University of California, Riverside Los Angeles, CA – BS Biomedical Sciences

MILITARY SERVICE
1988-2003 – Commander, U.S.N.R.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Re-certified (2012) – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Re-certified (2011) – Subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Management Certified

(1994) – American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

John Muir Medical Center

Sequoia Surgical Pavilion

Sierra Surgi-Center

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

1995-2003 – Assistant Clinical Professor Loma Linda University Medical Center Loma Linda Pain Clinic

AWARDS/HONORS

Robert Taylor, M.D., Resident Research Award California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehab (1991)

S.P.O.R.T. Clinic Sports Medicine Award Scholarship (1987)

University of California Activities Honor Society (1985)

University of California Regents Scholar (1983)

University of California Jessica Jenkins Award Scholarship (1981 – 1983)

PUBLICATIONS

Influence of Breathing Technique on Arterial Blood Pressure During Heavy Weight Lifting; Narloch JA & Brandstater ME. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1995; 76(5)457-462.

The Effects of Dynamic Tension and educed Graft Size on Muscle Regeneration in Rabbit Free Muscle Grafts; Turk AE, Ishida K, Kobayashi M, Narloch J, Kinney BM, Verity MA, Roy RR, Edgerton VR, Miller TA. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1991; 88(2)299-309.

MEMBERSHIP AND LICENSES

Fellow American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fellow American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Member North American Spine Society

Member International Spine Injection Society

Member California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation