Gary S. Fanton, MD

Sports medicine surgeon

4.8 out of 5
241 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

Sports Medicine Clinic

Professional Education

  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1982) OH
  • Internship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1978) OH
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1985)
  • Fellowship: Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (1983) CA
  • Medical Education: Medical College of Wisconsin (1977) WI

Honors & Awards

  • Academic Distinction, University of Michigan (1969-1973)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Medical College of Wisconsin (1977)
  • C.V. Mosby Medical Honors Award, Medical College of Wisconsin (1977)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Team Orthopedist, San Francisco 49er Professional Football (1984 - 1998)
  • Company Physician, Ballet San Jose of Silicon valley Professional Ballet Co. (1985 - Present)
  • Head Team Orthopedist, Stanford University Football (1992 - Present)
  • Head Team Orthopedist, San Francisco Giants Professional Baseball (2001 - 2004)
  • Team Physician, San Francisco 49ers (2007 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very informative and helpful to explain my care

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Fanton was superb, great bedside manner and excellent with the procedure.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Daniel Hoppe, MD is the one who spent considerable time with us in advance of Dr Fanton joining us. Dr. Hoppe was excellent. He was patient, respectful, intelligent, and impressed me with the amount of time and care he devoted to helping me understand and address my medical condition. Excellently done. Dr Fanton also is a longtime favorite, also for his expertise and humor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Fanton is the best. Have been gong with him for 20 years--when he began at SOAR prior to Stanford.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Getting phone calls returned takes up to 3 or 4 days & usually I have to call up to 3 or 4 times to get help.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Fanton is an excellent MD who I have been going to for over 25 years.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I am MORE than a 5 in confidence level with Fanton. I think he is EXCELLENT.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Fanton was all-around great!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

The nurse was very kind and even offered us water, tea or coffee although Dr. Fanton was not late.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I've had Dr. Fanton for over 20 years I trust his judgment and skill.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Fenton is outstanding as is everyone I've dealt with at the clinic.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Would not consider going to someone else for orthopedic issues. Best dr. I've had my whole life; personable, knowledgeable and caring!

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4.8 out of 5
241 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very informative and helpful to explain my care

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Fanton was superb, great bedside manner and excellent with the procedure.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Daniel Hoppe, MD is the one who spent considerable time with us in advance of Dr Fanton joining us. Dr. Hoppe was excellent. He was patient, respectful, intelligent, and impressed me with the amount of time and care he devoted to helping me understand and address my medical condition. Excellently done. Dr Fanton also is a longtime favorite, also for his expertise and humor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Fanton is the best. Have been gong with him for 20 years--when he began at SOAR prior to Stanford.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Getting phone calls returned takes up to 3 or 4 days & usually I have to call up to 3 or 4 times to get help.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Fanton is an excellent MD who I have been going to for over 25 years.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I am MORE than a 5 in confidence level with Fanton. I think he is EXCELLENT.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Fanton was all-around great!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

The nurse was very kind and even offered us water, tea or coffee although Dr. Fanton was not late.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I've had Dr. Fanton for over 20 years I trust his judgment and skill.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Fenton is outstanding as is everyone I've dealt with at the clinic.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Would not consider going to someone else for orthopedic issues. Best dr. I've had my whole life; personable, knowledgeable and caring!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Fanton and his assistant Mark are always so friendly and do a fantastic job of making you feel at ease!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Overall very good services. Always satisfied.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Really like this doctor but....he speaks very fast & only spends 5 minutes with me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Fanton's approachable, down-to-earth manner and ability to explain in layman's terms gave me confidence that he provides care to the best of his knowledge.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Gary Fanton is a remarkable man...

SHC Patient, May 2014

Everyone extremely caring and professional.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

This is the best team in the world.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Absolutely recommend.