Delivering exceptional orthopaedic care in North San Diego County since 1995.



Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Pain, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Knee & Shoulder Reconstruction

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Practice Information

As an experienced physician with more than 20 years of specialization in orthopaedics, I take a interactive approach to caring for my patients.

I believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are establishing a relationship with my patients and involving them in treatment plan. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. Surgery is only one of many treatment options. Many of my patients never need to have surgery - many times rehabilitation of the injured area is all that is needed.

As a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine, and residency training at Duke University, you can be assured my clinical credentials are excellent. In addition, I've achieved sub-specialty certification via the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Sports Medicine to complement my broad experience in general orthopaedics. My experience also includes work as a consultant physician to USA Triathlon, treating World and Olympic Champion athletes.

My practice also offers helpful patient education resources in print or on-line formats to help make your decision-making, treatment, and recovery as quick and pain-free as possible.

Thank you for visiting this web site! If you'd like to learn more about our orthopaedic practice, please click the "Patient Information and Office Forms" button on this web site.

Please feel free to contact us anytime at (760)633-3130 with any questions, comments or concerns. We'd love to hear from you!

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Contact Information

Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 351 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 100 Encinitas, CA USA 92024 View map Phone 760-633-3130 Fax 760-633-3546

Other staff in my practice

Stephen P. Nichols, M.D.
Ryan C. Meineke, M.D.

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