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Dr. John Finkenberg, MD

Dr. John Finkenberg, MD

Age 66 Orthopedic Spine Surgery M
(16) 16 reviews
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Dr. John Finkenberg, MD is a orthopedic spine surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Finkenberg completed a residency at Harbor / UCLA. He currently practices at Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego and is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Finkenberg is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.


  1. Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego

    1. 1
      Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego
      5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92120 Existing Patients: (619) 286-9480
    2. 2
      Helix Orthopedics & Sports Medicine / Helix Open MRI
      8860 Center Dr Ste 350, La Mesa, CA 91942 Existing Patients: (619) 286-9480




  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fellowship Hospital — 1992
  • Harbor / UCLA, Residency Hospital — 1991
  • Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, Internship Hospital — 1985

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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I recently had neck surgery a week ago from a fall a few years ago with Dr. Finkenburg. He is a very good surgeon and has much experience with spinal surgery and is highly regarded by his peers and those who work with him at the hospital. I researched him very extensively before choosing to have the surgery. He was very good to speak with and first suggested other means to relieve my pain which I liked a more conservative approach. After exhausting all options and reviewing current xrays and mri he said surgery was necessary. He explained what needed to be done and answered all questions and put me at ease the appt before my surgery. He’s truly an asset to his field and I highly recommend him for spinal surgery. I’m recovering now and can tell the surgery has helped already. I also want to say his office staff Stephanie, Deja, Lisa and the insurance individual at their office (sorry can’t remember her name) were very nice and have always been very helpful. Thank you all.
Tracey D. — Oct 24, 2020
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
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