Dr. Sean Devine, MD


Sports Medicine | Male

Central Coast Ortho Med Grp 921 Oak Park Blvd Ste 204 Pismo Beach, CA 93449 Get Directions
Dr. Sean Devine, MD

Dr. Sean Devine, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Pismo Beach, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Devine is affiliated with Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and French Hospital Medical Center.

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My goal is to keep you in your game. I believe in progressive treatment: a rehab solution is first option, minimally invasive repair or replacement if required, and coordinated, rapid return to sport/demand.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Cambria, CA |
I was faced with a total knee replacement. I am almost a year out from the surgery, about what it takes to get fully up to speed. I recommend Dr. Devine very highly. He answered every question. Told about the pros and cons, and was fully committed to my recovery. He is versed in all aspects of current modalities concerning this surgery. I have encountered many other of his patients and all report him to be top notch.
San Luis Obispo, CA |
Straight-forward and kind with his assessment.
in San Luis Obispo |
Dr. Devine spent the whole appt asking about how good my insurance plan is, then referred me for an MRI. Once I finally got the approval for the MRI, he wasn't able to see me for over two weeks! He finally called me and said that I had three torn ligaments and definitely needed surgery, and tried to talk me into having him do the surgery. A 2nd opinion proved that he was completely wrong and his recommendation of wearing a huge brace and not using my knee did more harm than good for my MCL tear.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
I saw Dr. Devine for the first time as a follow up for my fractured left patella. The front desk staff was efficient and friendly, and there was no waiting. I did have to wait for an examination room, but again the nurses were very good in checking my medical history and taking 2 x-rays of my knee. When Dr. Devine came in the first thing he did was apologize for the wait time. He was friendly, took time to explain what I needed to do before my next appointment, very professional.
in San Luis Obispo, CAñ |
Dr Devine has done a knee arthroscopy on me, & now a total hip. He listens w/out interrupting, main- trains eye contact, is straightforward, kind & very pleasant. I never leave w/out all my questions answered. I trust his knowledge & surgical skills implicitly. I hope I need no further surgeries, but I would only see Dr Devine in the future if I did.
in Pismo Beach, CA |
Saw Dr Devine once for my damaged triceps and occasional carpel issues. Instead of helping me out he actually questioned my injury "credibility"! Amazing. I recommend you go elsewhere for injuries.
San Luis Obispo, CA |
Personable, positive, easy to work with. Noticed minor diconnect between directions from Dr. Devine and his medical staff, specifically around acquiring the needed prescription. Overall a very good experience though.
in Los Osos, CA |
Dr. Devine is the physician that did my total hip replacement (THR). He was very thorough about explaining the condition of my hip; the options I had for the treatment of my hip and the pain I was having for 1 1/2 yrs in my hip, lower back and leg; what to expect for the THR process; and graciously answered all my questions. I had total confidence in his assessments. I am now 3 months post-op, and very pleased with the level of care I received. I am a 70 yr old active female.
in Grover Beach, CA |
Dr. Devine is the finest physician I have ever had in many years and certainly since we moved to the Central Coast over three years ago. He is my Orthopedic Surgeon and performed a left anterior hip replacement five months ago. It was a tremendously successful surgery and I feel better now than I have for many years. Dr. Devine was so informative about every aspect of the surgery and so compassionate. He is such a positive man and I respect his knowledge and expertise so much.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
Easy to talk with, very professional, surgeries have all gone great.
in Atascadero, CA |
Devine told my son at his first visit his knee injury was one of the worst he had ever seen. Forgot to check and repair damage items in surgery, which lead to my son having another surgery. Used the (un injured) patella tendon against our wishes which lead to patella problems. Forgot my sons injury from visit to visit. At one of our last visits told my son to "grow a pair" and "good thing it wasn't one of those really bad injuries like he had seen in the past." (WHAT!!!!!!) Really bad memory.
in San Luis Obispo, CA |
Doctor Devine quickly and correctly diagnosed my knee issue. After an MRI to confirm, we discussed my options and chose surgery. The surgery went incredibly well. I literally felt better the day after surgery than I had in three years. Clearly Doctor Devine is a talented surgeon. What also sets him apart is that I never felt like I was a drain on his time. Each time we met he sat with me until all my questions were answered. I was made to feel like his only patient. 5 stars from me!
in San Luis Obispo. CA 93405 |
Dr. Devine was knowledgeable, polite, personable, and answered my questions patiently. I would highly recommend this doctor.
Shasta Lake, CA |
I've been seeing Dr. Devine for over twenty years. Dr. Devine has always been great to see and provides thoughtful and insightful expertise. In addition and most important, his staff has been great to work with as well.
in San Luis Obispo, CA |
Dr. Devine was very thoughtful in deciding the best course of treatment for me after an accident. He was on the fence about whether or not I needed surgery but ultimately felt that we needed to hold off. His decision was spot on & saved me from additional trauma. I appreciate his kind demeanor & well thought out approach. My only real issues were in trying to get my initial appointment after my accident and the poor treatment I (and another patient) recently received from a front desk worker.
in Pismo Beach, CA |
Dr. Devine listens without a rush to treatment. He discusses alternatives, the pros and cons of each, and provides honest patient feedback regarding those things the patient can do or may need to do to improve the condition for which s/he is seeking treatment. He is knowledgeable, kind and skilled.
in San Luis Obispo, CA |
He was very rude and answered the phone while in a appointment with my mom. This last appointment he told my mom she was a crappy patient and made her cry. He called her boss and was just really trashy. He's taking her out of work longer than she needs to be. Point being he's a TERRIBLE person and Doctor.
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Dr. Devine's Care Philosophy

My goal is to keep you in your game. I believe in progressive treatment: a rehab solution is first option, minimally invasive repair or replacement if required, and coordinated, rapid return to sport/demand.

Dr. Devine's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California San Diego Medical Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca San Diego Med Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Steadman-Hawkins Clinic

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate