San Diego Orthopaedic Associates

San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group, Inc. is the oldest orthopaedic medical practice in San Diego County. Our strength lies in the depth of education and experience of our physicians and clinical staff.

We offer comprehensive care in all areas of orthopaedics, including: Sports Medicine, Hand, Foot, Ankle, Spine, Joint Replacement and Minimally Invasive Surgery. We accept most major insurances, including PPO’s, Medicare, MPMG, SMMG, and Workers’ Compensation.

Who We Are

Founded in 1947 by Dr. Frank West, San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group, Inc. is the oldest orthopaedic medical practice in San Diego County. Our strength lies in the depth of education and experience of our physicians and clinical staff. SDOA has a diverse team of physicians who can diagnose and treat a wide range of surgical and non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions. We offer comprehensive care in all areas of orthopaedics, including: Sports Medicine, Hand, Foot, Ankle, Spine, Joint Replacement and Minimally Invasive Surgery. We accept most major insurances, including PPO’s, Medicare, MPMG, SMMG, and Workers’ Compensation.

SDOA has been the team doctors for the San Diego State University Aztecs since 1998.

All SDOA physicians are board-certified and have additional fellowship training in a specialized area. Each one shares a similar insistence on excellence in patient care.

Read the American Board of Medical Specialties definition of what Board Certification means.

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Workers’ Compensation Services

At SDOA, we pride ourselves on our expertise in the treatment of occupational injuries. Our goal is to provide excellent medical care to the injured worker, while keeping the employer and insurance carrier apprised of the patient’s treatment plan and disability status. We understand the importance of disability management and early return to work. We are familiar with evidence based medicine and follow the ACOEM guidelines.
  • Board Certified / Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • QME – AME – AOE / COE Evaluations
  • Med-Legal and Second Opinion Consultations
  • Same day appointments available

Where We Work


Scripps Mercy Hospital
4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 294-8111


Mission Valley Heights Surgery Center
7485 Mission Valley Rd., San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 291-3737
Website: www.mvhsc.com


El Centro Office
1665 South Imperial Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (760) 335-4943


Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
435 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 691-7000


Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesse Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 626-4123


Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost Street, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 939-3400

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In Southern California

San Diego (Main Office)

4060 4th Avenue
7th Floor
San Diego, CA 92103

El Centro

1665 South Imperial Avenue
Suite C
El Centro, CA 92243

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