Jay S. Berenter, DPM

Board Certified: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

As a member of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, Inc. 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

Practice Locations

La Jolla Podiatry - CC01
9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 510
La Jolla, 92037

Phone: (858) 450-9218

Encinitas - CC13
501 North EL Camino Real Suite 201
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: (760) 436-8667