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At the Hand and Wrist Institute, Dr. John Knight has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of industrial injuries to the hand and upper extremity.

Dr. Knight provides quality and efficient care to ensure the injured worker can return back to their job as soon as possible. Dr. Knight will work with the employer and insurance carrier to return you to modified work as soon as possible. Dr. Knight first and foremost is a patient advocate and will do what is in the injured workers best interest always. If represented by an attorney, Dr. Knight will work with the attorney to bring the case to a successful conclusion as soon as possible.

The Hand and Wrist Institute has a dedicated line for the worker’s compensation carrier to get a work status promptly. However this is not utilized very often as Dr. Knight provides 24 hour report turn around that is immediately sent to the carrier and attorneys so there is no reason for a delay in care.

While Dr. Knight has a very busy practice, there is seldom any significant time spent sitting in the waiting room. He will perform a comprehensive exam and order appropriate tests. He will aggressively deal with the typical utilization review company denials and delays to get your treatment approved to prevent unnecessary delay and suffering. Conservative care is always the rule initially. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Knight , will perform the most minimally invasive procedure possible to minimize scarring allowing for a quicker recovery. Once the injured worker has recovered, Dr. Knight will perform an accurate impairment rating with over 20 years of experience in performing AMA ratings.

Dr. Knight is a provider for most Medical Provider Networks (MPNS) in California. He also accepts out of state worker’s compensation cases and federal worker’s compensation cases.

  • ACCA
  • Adminsure
  • Adventist Health System West
  • AIG
  • AIMS-Acclamation Ins. Mgmt Serv)
  • Alaska National
  • Avizent – Walmart
  • Broadspire- Concentra
  • CHARTIS
  • Chubb
  • CIGA THRU COVENTRY
  • City of Irvine
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Oxnard
  • City of Santa Monica
  • Claimquest
  • Comco
  • CompWest
  • Corvel MPN
  • County of Los Angeles
  • DWP(Dept of Water& power)
  • Employers Compensation ns.
  • Employers Direct Insurance Co.
  • Everest National Insurance
  • F.A. Richard & Assoc.
  • Farmers Insurance
  • First Comp
  • First Health MPN
  • GAB Robbins
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • ICW GROUP
  • Keenan & Associates
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Matrix Absence Management
  • SCRMA(Southern Ca. Risk Mgmt)
  • Sedgwick- LAUSD/Kroger/Lowes
  • Southland Claims
  • SRS(Specialty Risk Services)
  • St. Farm Insurance
  • St. Paul Travelers
  • State Comp Ins.Fund
  • The Hartford
  • The Majestic Insurance
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • TriStar_ Country Villa
  • Well Comp MPN
  • Zenith
  • Zurich


Dr. Knight provides the following services:

  • Primary treating physician
  • AME and State Panel QME
  • Second opinion consultations
  • 24 turn around on all treating or consultation reports
  • AME and QME reports within one week
  • Bilingual staff
  • Same day appointments
  • Dedicated work comp line for status reports

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