Dr. Kenneth Fryer, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Kenneth Fryer, MD
Dr. Kenneth Fryer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Pismo Beach, CA. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 47 years. Dr. Fryer is affiliated with Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and French Hospital Medical Center.

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Areas of expertise: Hand Surgery, Arthroscopy, Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopaedic Trauma, Work Related Injuries.

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    Dr. Fryer's Performance
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    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (10)
    Regarding my office visit on June 27, 2017; except for not being greeted when I arrived at reception check-in and waiting a few seconds for attention which I had to initiate conversation, everything else about my visit to Dr. Fry was excellent and pleasant. I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Fry multiple times in the past and again today. Each time he was thorough in evaluating my symptoms, giving me an idea of a diagnosis, stating tests needed to confirm and then return for treatment plan
    Irvine, CA |
    Terrible lack of customer care. Promised return calls daily. No response, no follow up. Never had a worse doctor experience.
    in San Luis Obispo, CA |
    Always good. I TRUST him. After 3 surgeries over 30 years, I should know! Due to insurance I had to go elsewhere for last one, and came out not a happy camper. I regret not waiting for insurance to change so I could return to Dr. Fryer.
    in Paso Robles, CA |
    i arrived at 2:55 for my 3 p.m. appt, with my 'new patient' paperwork all filled out. i waited in reception 1 hour exactly. exam room wait was 18 minutes. i met with Dr. Fryer for 9 minutes, which is likely adequate for the diagnosis. there were other patients that also had this experience my day, the front desk had no explanation for the wait time. when i arrived at 2:55, i asked if Dr.Fryer was on schedule; the receptionist said yes, no emergencies, and said i was next!
    Morro Bay, CA |
    Dr. Fryer explained what was needed to ease my "trigger finger." He gave me a cortizone injection and explained that it would take a few days for the full effect.
    in Cayucos, CA |
    Aria got me in very quickly to see the Doctor for an examination and follow up to deal with an encounter with a table saw. Dr. Fryer and his assistant, Sonya are very professional and friendly. Hope I won't need to go back anytime soon!
    in San Luis Obispo CA |
    Dr. Fryer gave me the choice of either an injection or surgery for my trigger finger. I opted for the injection which was done quickly and immediately following my decision. I was advised that if the injection didn't resolve the problem, that I should return. He was just as pleasant as he was 11 years ago when I saw him for a trigger thumb (with injection).
    He explained every detail of my surgery during my pre-op visit. He listened to my concerns.
    in San Luis Obispo, CA |
    7 weeks after my wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament and I am already gaining more strength and motion that I should. Dr. Fryer is good at what he does in terms of surgery, but in appointments he is a minimalist. If you want information you have to ask questions.
    in Morro Bay, CA |
    He did my carpal tunnel surgery a few years ago on both wrists. They healed perfectly and they are 100% better. I do heavy work with my hands daily and my arms have never had any pain or problems. Perfect surgery and full recovery back to 100%. His style is a bit gruff but I prefer straight talk from my doctor as opposed to sugar coated. He is very professional.
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    Dr. Fryer's Care Philosophy

    Areas of expertise: Hand Surgery, Arthroscopy, Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopaedic Trauma, Work Related Injuries.

    Dr. Fryer'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

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Fracture
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Orthopedic Trauma
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Work-Related Injuries
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      New York Medical College

      Graduated in 1970

    • Internship Hospital
      San Francisco General Hospital

      Completed in 1971

    • Residency Hospital
      UCLA Wadsworth

      Completed in 1975

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Microsurgical Procedure
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement