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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (13)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Garrett Tallman is Good. Dr. Tallman has been reviewed by 33 patients who have provided 13 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.7
Promptness 4.1
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.1
Bedside Manner 4.0
Spends Time with Me 4.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Garrett Tallman, 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. Tallman graduated from Indiana University , Indianapolis. He has 3 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2011)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Encinitas, CA
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. Tallman has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital 
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Garrett James Tallman MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 19 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Garrett J. Tallman practice?
Dr. Garrett Tallman has 4 office locations.
Dr. Garrett Tallman practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Encinitas, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Escondido, CA and Murrieta, CA.
See Encinitas Surgeons.