ENCINITAS , CALIFORNIA
No Appointment Necessary!
From children to adults, Direct Orthopedic Care physicians and orthopedic-specialty trained Physician Assistants offer fast, affordable treatment of all minor to urgent orthopedic injuries, as well as chronic orthopedic conditions. (see our full list of services).
Brian Jones, PA-C
Brian is a California native, however has lived in multiple locations around the world as part of a military family. Brian first entered the healthcare field after serving in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for 7 years. He worked closely with physicians providing health care to both Navy and Marine service members. This is where his interest in becoming a Physician Assistant in orthopedics began.
After his service time, he worked as a nurse until graduating from Stanford University where he obtained his certification as a Physician Assistant. He later attended Arizona School of Health Sciences for further study where he obtained his Masters Degree.
He has worked with an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon for 5 years prior to working with Garrett Tallman MD for the past 5 years in general orthopedics. He has now joined the DOC family and we are happy to have him. In his off time he enjoys remodeling his home, time at the beach, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Patrick J. Padilla, M.D.
- Undergraduate: Pepperdine University
- Medical School: UCLA
- Residency: Duke University
As a competitive athlete himself, Dr. Padilla understands how his patient’s well-being is a crucial component to their quality of life. He treats all types of orthopedic conditions with a special interest in sports medicine. Dr. Padilla has been recognized by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of “America’s Top Surgeons.”
Ryan C. Meineke, M.D.
- Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles
- Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
- Residency: Loma Linda University Medical Center
- Fellowship: Oakland Bone and Joint Specialists
Dr. Meineke is very involved in his patient’s recovery and treatment planning. Growing up in North County San Diego, he is grateful to be practicing in the community that he was raised in. His special interests are in total ankle replacement surgery for patients with end-stage ankle arthritis.
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED!
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Direct Orthopedic Care – Encinitas
351 Santa Fe Drive Suite #100,
Located: just off Interstate 5 at Santa Fe Drive. We are convenient to Rancho Santa, San Marcos, La Costa, Leucadia, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley and North San Diego communities, typically less than a 15-20 min. drive.