Jay S. Berenter, DPM, FACFAS

As a member of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group, San Diego’s largest independent Orthopedic group, Dr. Berenter provides excellence in all aspects of foot and ankle care. Dr. Berenter is a recognized leader and innovator of cutting edge techniques in bunion and forefoot surgery. For over 25 years, Dr. Berenter has brought world class foot and ankle care to Southern California and was the first Podiatrist to operate at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California where he served as the first Chief of Podiatry in the Orthopedic Department. Dr. Berenter has developed a reputation as a ” Doctor’s Doctor ” providing kind and compassionate medical care to all in the community including many fellow physicians and their families who he works with.

As a leader in the Southern California sports medicine community, Dr. Berenter has treated many professional, Olympic and high school athletes who compete at the highest levels. Dr. Berenter has had the pleasure to serve as a consultant to many United States National teams including USA Softball, USA Field Hockey, USA Soccer, USA Rowing, USA Track and Field and USA Race Walking. Dr. Berenter has served as a consultant to the athletic teams of the University of San Diego, the University of California San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University and the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

Dr. Berenter and his staff strive to provide their patients the best possible medical experience in a comfortable, relaxed, welcoming environment.

Dr. Berenter and his staff use the latest techniques in foot and ankle care including virtually painless bunion surgery, optical 3D scanning for custom foot orthotics, Cutting Edge Cold Laser therapy for injuries and the revolutionary Erchonia Laser for toenail fungus infections.  Dr. Berenter and his staff look forward to solving all of your foot and ankle problems quickly, efficiently and completely.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for trusting us to become part of your medical family.


American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, 1990

California College of Podiatry, DPM, 1985

  • Kaiser Hospital, Podiatry, 1987
  • Kaiser Hospital – Santa Clara, Podiatry, 1986




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Dear Patients:

As most of you are aware, over the last several days and weeks we have been learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world.  At Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, we have one goal that we strive for, and that is to keep you, our patients, and our employees safe.  This has been the topic of our planning and conversations and we have implemented several measures to ensure that we do everything possible to reduce the threat of this disease.

Our offices are regularly cleaned and sanitized, but we are now ramping up those procedures to include wiping down counters and other surfaces more frequently.  Additionally, we have hand sanitizer available, and washrooms for thorough hand washing.  We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Our employees have been instructed to frequently use antiseptic hand cleaner as well as handwashing per the CDC instructions.  We also encourage our patients to do the same. If our employees feel sick or begin running a temperature, they have been instructed to stay home.  Similarly, we request that patients who are not feeling well, reschedule their appointments and not come to our clinics while they are ill. 

If our employees become ill, our offices may be functioning with less that optimal staffing; therefore, we request your patience if there are longer than average wait times or other delays.  Any location that may have any direct exposure, will be quarantined for cleaning.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all that we can to protect you and our employees.  For more information and guidelines on the Covid-19, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Thank you