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Best Orthopediatricians in San Diego

Best Orthopediatricians in San Diego
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Below is a list of the top and leading Orthopediatricians in San Diego. To help you find the best orthopediatrician located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Orthopediatricians in San Diego are:

  • Mark D. Jacobson – Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego
  • Christopher T. Behr – San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group
  • Alexandra Page – San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
  • Drew A. Peterson – California Orthopaedic Institute
  • Michael Collins – Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group
Mark D. Jacobson
Mark D. Jacobson – Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego

Dr. Jacobson treats a broad variety of orthopedic patients and conditions. He treats pediatric patients as well as adults. His practice includes the care of fractures, sports injuries, hand injuries and joint reconstruction. He performs total hip replacement and total knee replacement as well as total elbow replacement, joint replacement at the base of the thumb and in the fingers. He also performs arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and knee. He treats patients for traumatic injuries as well as arthritis and chronic injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome and overuse tendonitis of the forearm and elbow.

Dr. Jacobson grew up in La Mesa, California and returned to his home town to practice at Alvarado Orthopedic Medical Group in 1997. He is a general orthopedic surgeon who obtained specialty training through a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery. He is on staff at Alvarado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and San Diego Outpatient Surgery Center.



Hip Replacement; Knee Replacement Surgery; Rotator Cuff Surgery; Hand Surgery; Back Surgery



Address: 5555 Reservoir Dr #104, San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: (619) 286-9480
Website: www.sdorthopedics.com


The people are great. Very personable caring and actually listen to you and how you feel. I have had a wonderful experience here and would highly recommend Dr. Ballard. She is a very caring and excellent doctor.” – Pamela S

I have had 2 carpal tunnel surgerys also the last one was a shoulder surgery. My left wrist is doing good my right wrist hopefully getting there. Right shoulder is been a month and I am feeling hopeful I think so far is looking good. I would totally recommend Dr.Ballard. Everybody at the office super helpful.” – Georgina C

San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group

Christopher T. Behr
Christopher T. Behr – San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group

Dr. Christopher Behr was named a “2018 — Top Doctor” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

Dr. Behr believes each individual has unique issues that require an understanding of their special needs. He enlists a practical, comprehensive approach to the assessment and treatment (non-surgical and surgical) of a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.


Sports Medicine, Hand, Foot, Ankle, Spine, Joint Replacement and Minimally Invasive Surgery


Address: 4060 Fourth Ave 7th Floor, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 299-8500
Website: www.sdoamg.com


I have had great experiences with San Diego Orthopaedic physicians. I recently had minimally invasive back surgery and I’m quite pleased with the results. Dr. Bawa takes time to understand your issues. I highly recommend him.” – Donna Nagel

I have been a patient of Dr. Dodges for years and always receive the best care available. Would highly recommend San Diego Orthopedic Associates.” – Mike Kick

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

Alexandra Page
Alexandra Page – San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

Alexandra (Alexe) Page, MD, has 18 years of experience as an orthopaedic surgeon in San Diego and brings her wealth of knowledge to the team at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.

Dr. Page grew up in Colorado and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She graduated with honors from Harvard Medical School, followed by an Orthopaedic residency and Foot & Ankle fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Her specialized training and experience include athletic injuries which may require ankle arthroscopy, such as ongoing pain after ankle sprains, ankle instability, and ankle and foot tendonitis. Other common injuries include tendon tears or stress fractures.

Dr. Page also treats diseases of wear-and-tear such as foot and ankle arthritis. She has published research on posterior tibial tendonitis, a problem leading to the development of a flat foot in middle-aged people. Other common problems Dr. Page addresses include bunions, hammertoes, and neuromas.


ACL Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, Rotator Cuff Repair, Knee Ligament Injury, Ostoearthritis, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Tendonitis, Bunions and Hammertoes, PRP Therapy, Sprained Ankle, Carpal Tunnel, Hyaluronic Acid, Stress Fracture, Lumbar Strain, Soft Tissue Injury


Address: 6719 Alvarado Rd #200, San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: (619) 308-6757
Website: www.sdsm.net


Dr. Page is an amazing surgeon and her medical assistant, Heather is always super friendly and helpful. My son had surgery to repair a non-union navicular bone fracture in his foot. His surgery and recovery good not have gone better. Thank you for the wonderful work that you do!!” – Renee White

A friend recommended SDSM after having wonderful success with her knee issues. I could not be happier and tell friends about it!” – Fredda Durando

California Orthopaedic Institute

Drew A. Peterson
Drew A. Peterson – California Orthopaedic Institute

Dr. Peterson completed his undergraduate work at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. He received his medical doctorate from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Peterson completed his surgery internship at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, and an orthopaedic residency at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. His post graduate training included two fellowships: Hand Surgery at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, and Foot and Ankle Surgery fellowship at Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Post fellowship positions included Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director, Foot and Ankle Surgery Service and Staff Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. He joined California Orthopaedic Institute in 1996.


Joint Diseases, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Orthopaedic Evaluation, Total Joint Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Foot & Ankle, Spine, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Hand, Arm, Elbow, General, Pain Management


Address: 7485 Mission Valley Rd #104a, San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 291-8930
Website: www.califortho.com


My initial visit with the orthopaedic doctor was awesome. Everyone was very kind and professional. Within a day I was ready to go ahead with my hip replacement at this institute…I feel they will get me back to the active, full of life person I want to be again.” – Barbara Montague

Excellent doctors.” – oscar gonzalez

Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group

Michael Collins
Michael Collins – Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group

Dr. Collins joined Girard Orthopedic Surgeons Medical Group in July 2015. Dr. Collins earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2011. Upon completion of his degree, Dr. Collins attended a 3 year reconstructive rearfoot and ankle residency in Brooklyn, New York under the guidance of Drs. Michael Trepal and Kevin Jules. Dr. Collins specializes in diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle disorders. His areas of interests include bunions, hammertoes, hallux rigidus, sports injuries, ankle instability, Achilles ruptures, and fractures. Dr. Collins enjoys participating in endurance events including marathons, ultra-marathons, trail running, triathlons, velodrome racing and has completed The Race Across America bicycle race two man team, and race to the top of the Empire State Building.


Spine, Sports & Ligament Injuries, Elbow & Hand, Total Joints, Foot & Ankle, Physical Therapy


Address: 9333 Genesee Ave SUITE 350, San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 455-6460
Website: www.girardortho.com


Amazing Doctors. I had both back surgery and knee surgrey with great success.” – Kim Gandola

Dr. Rickards has been awesome. My right hand is nearly back to normal and she’s about to do the left carpel tunnel reduction. The office gets a little hectic but I have never had to wait very long and when you do see the doctor, you have her full attention.” – Clariece Tally