You can say that Dr. Afra is our family sports Doc. My wife was a long distance runner (she still runs several miles every morning but she doesn’t consider that long distance) and she been seeing him for years. Both our kids were very heavy into high school team sports and went to him for injuries beyond having the trainer put on ace wrap and applying ice. Then, of course, I went to him when I injured my knee doing dog agility. We love that he takes the time to explain things in plan, simple English, but will go into as much detail as we want when we ask him complicated questions. He has always completely discussed what the treatment options were and discussed the pros and cons of each course of action so we could make an informed decision. We also love the attention he and his staff gave us during our treatment. We trust him because he’s a great surgeon who will make sure h…Dr. Afra has helped our family through multiple injuries this past year. Both of my children have broken bones, as well as my son developing pain in his achilles tendons. Dr. Afra is patient, warm, smart and open to alternative therapies. At his suggestion we also visited an acupuncturist to help aid in my son’s pain, which was enormously helpful. Having two very active (and injury-prone) children, we end up seeing Dr. Afra frequently. The entire staff is accommodating and friendly, and we’ve always been able to get an appointment quickly in an emergency. He considers the whole picture when treating his patients. We are so lucky to have found Dr. Afra and his practice.Dr. Afra treated my wrist injury for many months. Today, it is feeling great and I am very thankful. Dr. Afra is a kind-hearted doctor with a lot of patience, knowledge, and expertise. In addition, his staff members were wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Afraa to any and all with a sports injury needing an orthopedic sports doctor.Dr. Afra was recommended to me by another doctor when I was looking for help with my lower back pain. Of course I yelped him and after reading his reviews I quickly made an appointment. I found Dr. Afra to be a good listener and very helpful with his recommendations for controlling my back pain. I would recommend Dr. Afra for any orthopedic issues that may crop up in your life.Dr Afra has helped my family through several broken bones over the past few months (both our sons broke bones in sports-related accidents). My experience with Dr Afra has been excellent. I’ve found him to be very kind, warm, and knowledgeable. He has a really nice way with children. I’ve found his staff to be friendly and appointments are on-time. And when I had to call in a panic on a Friday afternoon to say “the school says my son fell and may have broken his collarbone”, they were able to see us as soon as I could get my son to the office. I highly recommend Dr Afra.I was impressed with his professionalism and that he personally saw that I was 100% satisfied with my visit.Dr. Afra if very knowledgeable and has been practicing for quite some time. He does well with involving the patients in informed decision making, takes a patient-centered approach, and looks at the whole picture. He does a great job explaining instructions and is quick to get back with me whenever I have a question or concern. His staff is friendly and helpful with scheduling as well. As a nurse, I would definitely recommend him as he is very well versed in various surgical approaches.I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Afra. After an incident with my knee I discovered I had a displaced kneecap and osteoarthritis. The orthopedic surgeon I saw prior to Dr. Afra recommended a highly invasive type of bone surgery with a prolonged recovery and rehab after just one consultation. I was stunned by the nature of the surgery prompting me to do further research where I found the International Patellofemoral Study Group. There are only 56 members in the world and fortunately Dr. Afra is one of them and in my own backyard! Dr. Afra’s approach was on the other end of the spectrum compared to the previous surgeon. After looking at my x-rays and MRI, he physically examined me for pain. The prior surgeon didn’t even touch my knee.. Dr. Afra was not eager to recommend surgery, instead said he wanted to “get to know my knee,” and discover how large my “envelope of funct…My experience with Dr. Afra was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and helped me immensely with my knee injury. We tried to improve it with PT but after my knee still did not feel good he advised surgery. The surgery was great and I’ve now recovered and gone back to doing most activities like I used to before the injury. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone with Knee Injuries.I saw Dr. Afra for a strained right calf caused by overtraining for long distance races. Dr. Afra is an excellent doctor who thoroughly diagnosed my condition, provided me with a short term and long term treatment plan (physical therapy, exercise , and training recommendations). I highly recommend Dr. Afra, he has me back to running stronger than ever!I broke my foot running down some stairs. The day after my accident, Dr. Afra was the only Orthopedist who had time to treat my injury that same day among the 10 or so practices I called. The doctor was very calm and patient in explaining exactly what the concerns were about my injury and what my treatment options were. He gave me all the time i needed to decide on what path to follow and was fully supportive of my decision. He was also very kind and helpful during follow up visits. I truly recommend Dr. Afra for his excellent people skills, great patient care and the concern he has shown for me as his patient. I am now on the path to recovery and I am fully confident that my foot will heal completely.I’ve been seeing Dr. Afra for years and he is very easy to talk to and always lays out several options for care. I never feel rushed and feel like I have his undivided attention. His staff is also very nice and helpful.There’s a reason Dr. Afra gets great reviews. I saw several doctors for a really bad ankle sprain with extreme swelling and immobility. The other doctors I saw at Scripps and Sharp did not help much and were not thorough. Getting a first appt with Dr. Afra was only a week out, which is pretty good. He does his own X-rays and checked my MRI report first. He’s the first one to bust out a foot model and explain what’s going on. He lays out all the possibilities clearly to the point where I couldn’t think of anything else to ask. What I really like, though, is that he isn’t rushed and stops at the end of his explanation to make sure there is space to ask questions. He didn’t pretend to fully know why the ankle and foot were so swollen and bruised, which was really nice because some doctors don’t want to admit they’re not sure. I also like that he sent me to acupuncture and told me to s…Dr. Afra is wonderful! My daughter’s pediatrician referred us to him when she fractured her arm. My daughter was very anxious about getting a cast, but Dr. Afra and his staff were all patient, kind, and knowledgeable. I am hoping that we don’t have any more injuries that require a visit, but if we do, I know where to go. I highly recommend Dr. Afra!We’re very happy with Dr. Afra & his team. He saw our son on very short notice, and helped immeasurably with his knee issues. On top of that goes out of the way to be sure that you have an excellent understanding of the next steps to rehabilitation of the injury. 5****** star service and highly reccommendedAll of the 5 star reviews written here for Dr. Afra don’t surprise me one bit…they are very well deserved. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Afra for the last 3 months, during which time I’ve been seen by him approximately 8 times. I have also been treated here with acupunture and Physical Therapy. I was referred to his practice after a snowboarding fall left me with a fractured shoulder and torn rotator cuff on my dominate arm. Starting with the basics, which are incredibly important to me as a patient- I was fit in and seen by Dr. Afra the very day I called. In the many visits I’ve made to the office, I’ve never once had to wait to see the Doctor…he has always been on time. Yet, when I’m with him I never feel rushed. The entire staff is truly wonderful! The nurses are very kind, gentle, knowledgeable and compassionate. On several occasions they have called to check up on me, called to …My 3 year old son broke his leg and we were referred to Dr. Afra by our pediatrician. His office was friendly and helpful. It’s really convenient that they have X-ray available in their office. Dr. Afra was attentive and never rushed. Overall, it was a great experience and we were happy for the referral.I have now had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Afra three times over the last two years. While I wish we weren’t such frequent patients (2 broken arms and a broken toe between my two girls) I am thankful Dr. Afra has supported us through each challenge. He is wonderful with my children (10 and 12) and does a great job of explaining their short-term limitations with sports while encouraging their athletic drive. No one wants to see their kids hurt or in pain but you can trust Dr. Afra will take exceptional care of them and put your mind at ease!I started getting treated by Dr. Afra toward the end of February 2013. After I had found out I broke my tib-fib. He saw me immediately and from the moment I met him he was so nice and welcoming. He explained I would have to get surgery ASAP. After he preformed my surgery I would go see him for follow ups every 2 weeks on my progress. He always answered any question\concerns. He was very understanding and very detailed with how I had to take care of my injury. He took his time to explain what was yet to come. He made the whole process a lot easier to cope with. He made the injury seem less painful than it was. In the end I got back on track with walking thanks to his assistance. Even when it came to his staff, the assistants, they were really nice and helpful.Really impressed with Dr. Afra’s listening and method of discovery. I’m sure he had heard my story/issue 100’s of times (weekend warrior, my back hurts, what do I do?) He gave me practical advice with a plan that fit who I am as a person. Recommendations were simple yet effective and he put the responsibility on me to get myself better. Thanks Dr. A!I have been going to do Dr. Afra since January of this year. I had a fall and pain in my shoulder. He has been patient and kind and tried to do everything there was to do to so that I can avoid surgery. Finally in June there was nothing else to do but have the surgery. My surgery went perfect and now I am on the road to recovery! He always takes his time with me and answers all of my questions, even if we discussed it before. He has the best bed side manner of any Dr. I have ever had! I would highly recommend Dr. Afra if you are in need of an orthopedic.