Scripps Clinic

San Diego’s first choice for team-based specialty care

A family medicine specialist, Dr. Christen Benke is one of the 800 Scripps Clinic doctors who provide award-winning health care in San Diego.

Dr. Christen Benke, Family Medicine, Scripps Clinic

San Diego’s first choice for team-based specialty care

Caring for San Diegans since 1924, Scripps Clinic is San Diego’s first choice for exceptional primary care and highly specialized and coordinated specialty care. Scripps Clinic offers a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services that are nationally recognized for quality, excellence and innovation. From primary to specialty care, our team-based model is designed to provide the best possible care and outcomes for you and your family. More than 850 providers and physicians provide 1 million patient visits a year coordinated through an integrated electronic health record.

Scripps Clinic doctors — renowned specialists and experts

Scripps Clinic doctors — renowned specialists and experts

With Scripps Clinic Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, you have access to a team of more than 850 highly skilled, board-certified physicians and providers in more than 60 disciplines, including specialists and surgeons who are rated among America’s best by U.S. News & World Report



In addition to a focus on excellent clinical care, Scripps Clinic graduate medical education programs are training new physicians. Scripps Clinic’s highly sought after and nationally accredited programs are training doctors at all levels of post-graduate education, including those who have just graduated from medical school and those who are accepted for advance specialty and subspecialty training. For more than 50 years, Scripps Clinic fellowship programs have provided advanced post-graduate training leading to board certification in multiple medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. 


Scripps Clinic also supports the advancement of medicine through groundbreaking research, including new medical therapies, advanced medical procedures and minimally invasive surgical procedures. This makes it possible to offer patients new options, including the replacement of heart valves through an artery. Ongoing work is focused on advancing knowledge for a range of challenging disorders, including the search for new treatments for Parkinson’s disease and ongoing efforts to regrow human cartilage, thereby avoiding the need for joint replacement.

Why choose Scripps Clinic

Paul Teirstein, MD, one of the nationally renowned Scripps Clinic doctors who provide exceptional care in San Diego.

Dr. Paul Teirstein, Interventional Cardiology, Scripps Clinic

Why choose Scripps Clinic

Scripps Clinic has been caring for San Diegans since philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps established the Scripps Metabolic Clinic in La Jolla. In addition to training new physicians, we have been advancing medicine for decades. Our research brings promising new therapies and effective treatments to our patients from around the country.

Resources and quick links

Scripps Clinic has multiple locations in the greater San Diego area. Whether you need preventive screenings, routine lab work, imaging, walk-in care or more specialized treatment for an illness or injury, you will find comprehensive care close to home.