Dr. Sharon Dreeben, MD

Dr. Sharon Dreeben, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Sharon Dreeben, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

9337 Genesee Ave # 150

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 625-7979

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Plantar Fasciitis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Knee Sprain
more than 89% of peers
more than 85% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Ankle Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block

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.


  • Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UMDNJ R W Johnson Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dreeben has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Dreeben's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dreeben to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Dreeben's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Carlsbad, CA |
I think she's very smart and a perfectionist but I have had two less than successful bunion surgeries with her in a year. Her assistant does most of the work and the doctor leaves town for 3 weeks all the time. I felt I was dismissed and left cold. First bunion and hammertoe surgery failed; she agreed to do a revision but neglected to fix the hammertoe that came back. Also shaved too much off my bunionette so my little toe sticks up. Bunion is fixed. I would say look further.
San Diego, CA |
I have been a patient of her's for over 20 years. Recently, she performed a major "custom" foot surgery, which is recovering well. During this time, I have also seen numerous other foot surgeons, which allows me to compare surgeons. I found that she balances caution with the desire to obtain the best outcome. Her frank advice and willingness to consider treatment options is appreciated. Many surgeons are eager to operate, but only a few are thoughtful and experienced enough to do it right.
Phoenix, AZ |
I July, I meet with Dreeben for a second opinion after ankle dislocation and reconstructive surgery. I sill had issues with my range of motion. The DR manged to insult me within the first five minutes, was not prepared for the meeting, never touch or maneuvered my foot and offered only, "Well, you are getting older" along with a recommendation to buy insoles for my shoes. I sought another doctor. He discovered two bone fragments and did surgery in Oct. I hiked Cowles Mnt 30 days later
in Chula Vista CA |
I cannot include my experience, too wordy, but will say that she was completely incompetent and unobservant to what was going on with a custom brace while treating my torn Achilles tendon. She is not a people person, nor hands on. I don't think she touched my foot once, even with gloves on. I have informed all doctors and physical therapists that I come in contact with to avoid recommending her -- in fact, warn the patients not to see her.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Dreeben accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Dreeben has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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