Dr. Michael Lenihan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(11)
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Dr. Michael Lenihan, MD
Dr. Michael Lenihan, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chula Vista, CA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Lenihan is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital.

955 Lane Ave Ste 200

Chula Vista, CA 91914

Contact Information

(619) 421-3400

Dr. Michael Lenihan, MD

Dr. Michael Lenihan, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 85% of peers
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
high
more than 80% of peers
Elbow Bursitis
normal
more than 87% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • 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)
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • 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

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Usc La Co Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Usc La Co Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Kerlan Jobe Orth Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lenihan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Lenihan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lenihan to family and friends
2.9
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Lenihan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
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Dr. Lenihan was outstanding. He went above and beyond the call of duty to be helpful and informative. He explained my options without treating me like I was an idiot. I highly recommend Dr. Lenihan.
in Chula Vista, CA |
I limped for a month before my primary sent me to Dr. Lenihan. I got there 15 mins early, and 90 plus mins later I finally see him. He gave me a full 8 minutes, asked what hurt, ignored my attempt to link my other issues (military injury) and said "Get physical therapy" and see me in 4 months. For that he charged my insurance $705! What a travesty. Won't be going back. No real attempts at communication. Superior and snotty attitude. TERRIBLE staff too. YIKES.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Lenihan has been my Ortho Doctor for about 15 years. He performed a very successful shoulder surgery on me and has helped me through a number of other aches and pains. During each visit he is Professional, kind and compassionate. That along with his expertise, makes him a great Doctor. I have referred family, coworkers and friends to him through the years. He has recommended me to a Pain Management Doctor as well as Physical therapy and they have all been great to work with as well.
Misdiagnosed me told me it was an lcl strain ended up having a torn acl lcl and meniscus tear ... Never got a call after ..... Didn't show me any images of my MRI... I'm also an athlete
in Chula Vista, CA |
Way to conservative in taking corrective action.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lenihan accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lenihan has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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