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Scott K. Tanaka, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 5PM


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Dr. Scott Tanaka was named a “2018 — Top Doctor” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

Dr. Tanaka is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who takes a personal approach to treating his patients. He enjoys working closely with each patient to present all treatment options, from common treatments such as carpal tunnel syndrome to more complex surgical procedures including total wrist, elbow and shoulder replacement.

Dr. Tanaka received his Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, followed by fellowships in Hand Surgery at both Indiana Hand Center, and the Indiana University School of Medicine. His Orthopedic Surgery Residency was completed at the Atlanta Medical Center.

Dr. Tanaka provides many specialty treatment programs for sports injuries, as well as general orthopedic care. He is currently welcoming new patients.

Practices at
San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group
Languages Spoken
  • › English
Board Certifications
  • › American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • › Tulane University School of Medicine, MD - 2008
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4060 Fourth Avenue
Ste 700
San Diego, CA, 92103

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Beech Street
  • Beech Street (Workers' Comp)
  • CorVel (Workers' Comp)
  • Coventry / First Health
  • Coventry / First Health (Workers' Comp)
  • Focus Healthcare
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Humana ChoiceCare
  • Interplan / HealthSmart
  • Interplan / HealthSmart (Workers' Comp)
  • MultiPlan
  • MultiPlan (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation SISC (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Pacific Health Alliance
  • Prime Health Services
  • Prime Health Services (Workers' Comp)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Scripps Employee Medical Plan
  • Three Rivers
  • Three Rivers (Workers' Comp)
  • USA MCO (Workers' Comp)
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Alignment Health Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California Promise Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Healthcare Advantage
  • Scan Medicare Advantage
  • Scripps Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United-AARP Medicare Advantage

Need help?

Contact Scott K. Tanaka, MD for more assistance at (619) 452-3751.