Dr. Scott Tanaka, MD

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Dr. Scott Tanaka, MD
Dr. Scott Tanaka, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Tanaka is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.

4060 4th Ave Ste 700

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 299-8500

Dr. Scott Tanaka, MD

Dr. Scott Tanaka, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • 3 More

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Dr. Tanaka's Experience

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Dr. Tanaka'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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
1

Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Compression
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel 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
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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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

  • UC Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Atlanta Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Atlanta Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Indiana Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tanaka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tanaka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tanaka to family and friends
4.0
based on 4 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Tanaka's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Grass Valley, CA |
Sad to see him leave for San Diego. He was great! Had wrist problems and after a couple of injections I opted for surgery. Happy to say 1 1/2 years later my wrist pain has resolved 95%! Super caring doctor who communicates well with his patients. the group he was with (Summit) rather difficult to schedule appointments.
in Grass Valley |
Excellent, I am healing nicely, Doctor Tanaka is great!
in Grass Valley, CA |
Have no way of knowing whether Dr. Tanaka is good or bad as I found it impossible to get my surgery scheduled as promised by him. Three calls to the surgery scheduler, all unreturned. One of these calls was placed by my primary care doctor's office...that too went unreturned. Following this total breakdown in communications, my doctor re-referred me to another orthopedic group. Bye, bye Summit.
in Grass Valley, CA |
Very sharp, articulate and a good listener
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Dr. Tanaka accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group PPO
  • Medicare
    Medicare of California PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Tricare
    Tricare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
    Western Health Advantage HMO
  • York Risk Services
    York Risk Services PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tanaka has admitting privileges

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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