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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Donald Fithian is Excellent. Dr. Fithian has been reviewed by 16 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.2
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.5
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.4
Spends Time with Me 4.4
Follows Up After Visit 4.2

Specialties & Research

Dr. Donald Fithian, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Fithian graduated from Columbia University, New York. He has 3 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2012)
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)


Dr. Fithian has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • UC San Diego Health System 
  • Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center 


  • French

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Additional Information
Dr. Donald Coburn Fithian MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 27 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Donald C. Fithian practice?
Dr. Donald Fithian has 3 office locations.
Dr. Donald Fithian practices Orthopaedic Surgery near San Diego, CA.
Additional practice locations include: El Cajon, CA.
See San Diego Orthopedic Surgeons.