Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – San Diego, CA – Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, San Diego’s largest privately-owned Orthopedic practice, has acquired Encinitas Podiatry Group (“Encinitas Podiatry”), a premier podiatry practice specializing in state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic foot and ankle services. Encinitas Podiatry lead by board-certified foot and ankle surgeon Dr. James Hatfield has been serving the North San Diego Coastal area since 1978.
Encinitas Podiatry is located at 501 N. El Camino Real, Suite 201, Encinitas, CA 92024 on the intersection of Garden View Road and El Camino Real. Dr. Tyson Schmidthuber DPM will join Synergy Orthopedics podiatric team and Dr. Hatfield is retiring. Dr. Jay S. Berenter, DPM, FACFAS, and vice president Synergy Orthopedic will also treat patients for podiatry and foot and ankle procedures. Sports medicine orthopedic surgeon John “Andy” Grotting MD and Dr. Mark Schultzel orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery will also treat patients out of the new Encinitas location. The facility has 6 treatment rooms, an X-Ray, and on-site DME and Orthotics fittings.
“We at Encinitas Podiatry are very excited to be partnering with Dr. Jay Berenter and Synergy Orthopedics, a leader in the orthopedic industry. We are now able to offer a wider spectrum of services in more convenient locations to our patients. Therefore, our patients are the primary beneficiaries of this partnership,” said Dr. James Hatfield. “We are very excited about delivering our brand of orthopedic care to Encinitas and the surrounding community,” said Synergy Orthopedics’ president Tal David, MD. “By acquiring the medical space, Synergy Orthopedics can continue to deliver exceptional foot and ankle care to the existing patients, while adding our full-service of orthopedic subspecialties to the community.”
This expansion is part of Synergy Orthopedics’ growth strategy to meet increasing demand in markets across southern California by providing orthopedic services to the community of Encinitas. “This acquisition allows Synergy Orthopedics to expand its footprint to northern San Diego County and grow to 15 locations in southern California,” said Synergy Orthopedics’ CEO Alejandro Fernandez.
Synergy Orthopedics team of surgeons and specialists believe in providing patients an integrated approach to musculoskeletal medical care, the highest standards of excellence, and an exceptional healthcare experience. The team focuses on Sports Medicine, General Orthopedics, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Hand, Foot & Ankle, Spine, and Total Joint Replacement. With over 15 locations throughout San Diego from Encinitas to Chula Vista, the medical group features three physical and occupational therapy centers, as well as an imaging center with MRI.