Dr. John Finkenberg, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(12)
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Dr. John Finkenberg, MD
"Life is an extraordinary gift and physicians have an opportunity to improve everyone's quality of life."

Main Office

5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 104

San Diego, CA 92120

Contact Information

(619) 286-9480

Dr. John Finkenberg, MD

Dr. John Finkenberg, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Thrivent Financial
  • 2 More

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Dr. Finkenberg's Experience

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Dr. Finkenberg'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 Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
85

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

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.

Education

  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Harbor / UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Harbor / UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Finkenberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Finkenberg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Finkenberg to family and friends
2.9
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Finkenberg's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Finkenberg performed my back surgery in 2006, I had a total collapse of my L4 and L 5 Discs. I had been in horrible pain for several years. Once I had the surgery and recovered I have not had to take anything for pain. He did a great job. He is a great doctor!
in San Diego, CA |
Absolutely would refer Dr Finkenberg to my family and friends and I have! He talked with me and made sure I understood everything that needed to be done and was done. Always smiling and such a great bedside manor before and after my surgery. Couldn't ask for a better Doctor.
San Diego, CA |
I am disabled due to a workplace injury. This doctor did not give viable information about my medical conditions and never was honest or trustworthy. It's sad that doctors like this exist, being are biased and are not there to help their patients
El Cajon |
I was sent to Dr. Finkenberg by workman's comp. I had been sent to two other ortho surgeons prior to being sent to him (the first wasn't giving me an accurate diagnosis and the second gave me the diagnosis but didn't want to take my case). I work in the medical field so I have medical knowledge which helped me know what was going on with me. He's not the best at communicating but after my lumbar surgery I feel like me again.
in El Cajon, CA |
Absolute expert in cervical surgery. Direct communicator, on the conservative side when discussing options (right where you want your surgeon). My ACDF procedure went perfectly, was out of the hospital the next day. Virtually no residual pain from the surgery. Would be interested to know more about other low-score reviews as they are certainly not reflective of my experience.
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Dr. Finkenberg accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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