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Dr. Kristopher Downing, MD

Dr. Kristopher Downing, MD

Age 41 Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery M
(25) 25 reviews

Telehealth available

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Dr. Kristopher Downing, MD is a orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Downing completed a residency at University of Pennsylvania Health System. He currently practices at Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group and is affiliated with Paradise Valley Hospital. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Downing is board certified in Hand Surgery.

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  1. Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group

    1. 1
      Kristopher L. Downing, M.D.
      750 Medical Center Ct Ste 14, Chula Vista, CA 91911 Existing Patients: (858) 824-1703
    2. 2
      Kristopher L. Downing, M.D.
      9834 Genesee Ave Ste 228, La Jolla, CA 92037 Existing Patients: (858) 824-1703




  • University of Pennsylvania Health System, Residency Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of California
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Self Pay
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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After suffering of a broken arm for 4 months from a fall in August 2019 that occurred at my work -  which forced me to utilize doctors within the Worker Compensation network,  I ended up being misdiagnosed by an incompetent doctor on my condition and what my treatment plan should be.  I eventually was referred to Dr. Kristopher Downing. He immediately knew that my initial treatment of my broken arm was not proper and I was in desperate need of surgery. It took another 6 months of suffering working through the bureaucracy of Workers Compensation to get approval to switch to Dr. Downing.  Finally, I had my surgery a month ago. The surgery was intense and it took 5.5 hours where 15 screws were inserted, a bone graph performed and implantation of a long metal rod. I am forever grateful for my Hero Dr. Downing’s expertise,  his caring demeaner and indeed his God given surgical skills that has helped me recover without much pain. I must give a shout out to the others who assisted him.
Nada Adjadj — Jul 24, 2020
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Paradise Valley Hospital
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital