Dr. David Burnikel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
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Dr. David Burnikel, MD
Dr. David Burnikel, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 38 years old. Dr. Burnikel is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 200

San Diego, CA 92120

Contact Information

(619) 229-3932

Dr. David Burnikel, MD

Dr. David Burnikel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Burnikel's Experience

Dr. Burnikel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Oshsner Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burnikel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burnikel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burnikel to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Burnikel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in San Diego |
Very Knowledgeable about his work and caring about the client. Best doctor so far seem about may shoulder.
Carlsbad, CA |
Dr. Burnikel was very informative and really put my mind at ease regarding my surgery. My post -op has been going better than expected.
in El Cajon, CA |
Dr. Burnikel has a pleasant manner and expresses himself in an ethical patient focused way.
Dr. Burnikel has been great from the pre-op process through the surgery and now the post-op period. He works very hard for his patients, and is very knowledgable and has a lot of experience.
El Cajon, CA |
Left the office with a positive attitude, yes I'm going to need both knees replaced in the future in the mean time enjoy the relief of no pain. Working on nutrition with a smile :). Thanks DR for listening to me :) when others gave me pain pills :(
in El cajon ca. |
I thought I thought the doctor was very nice took care of what I needed to take care of gave me the options that were in front of me and he pulled no punches about what was what needed to happen although apprehensive about the knee surgery it was something I needed to decide on and he helped me do that that would definitely give him a recommendation and now I'm I sure you'll do a good job on my knees thank you Calvin Culbertson
in San Diego, CA |
I'm thoroughly impressed with Dr. Burnikels quality of care! I've seen him twice now and he was extremely efficient and ensured I understood my predicament. His follow through has been ideal and he has made sure I'm on my way to healing! Being from LA, I was skeptical about finding a new Dr. here in San Diego. I'm truly blessed to have been appointed Dr. Burnikel! He gives you a plan to heal, he doesn't just put ya on meds. He breaks everything down so you understand! He also has a great staff!
in Oceanside Ca |
Excellent bedside manner . Let's you know all your options and give his professional opinion about them so you can make a good choice
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Dr. Burnikel accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Burnikel has admitting privileges

Sharp Coronado Hospital
250 Prospect Pl
Coronado, CA 92118
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Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
6655 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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