Stephen P. Nichols, MD
Patrick J. Padilla, MD
Ryan C. Meineke, MD



Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Pain, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures

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Delivering outstanding Orthopaedic care to North San Diego county since 1992.

We believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are; listening to the needs of patients and presenting treatment options. Helping you achieve your best possible musculoskeletal health.

We believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques - many times rehabilitation of the injured area is all that is needed. Surgery is just one treatment option. We combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.

The best compliment we can receive is when patients recommend our doctors to one of their family members or friends. Our patient's trust is of utmost importance. Our purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to us that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is our responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. Our professional staff and doctors will also provide you with patient education materials, (e.g., web sites, and pamphlets) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.

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

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Members in the Group

Patrick J Padilla, MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacemt, Trauma
Patrick J. Padilla, MD Curriculum Vitae

Stephen P Nichols, MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Hand Surgery, Joint Replacement, Fracture Care
Curriculum Vitae

Ryan Meineke, MD
Other Member of the AAOS
Foot & Ankle, Trauma, Joint Replacement
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

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

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