Dr. Anthony T. Fenison, MD | Orthopedic Surgeon & Agreed Medical Evaluator

We’ve all met someone — family, friends or even colleagues at work who have suffered bone, muscle or even joint injuries. Musculoskeletal conditions and the pain that results from such injuries can affect anyone at any time and at any age, preventing them from going back to work or having a normal day-to-day lifestyle. However, despite the severity of musculoskeletal conditions, working with an experienced orthopedic surgeon can be a lifesaver.

There are treatment options that can help those who’re injured live a more productive and happier life. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone, muscle, joint, tendon and ligament disorders or conditions. Finding the right orthopedic surgeon can transform the overall treatment experience. When trying to narrow down your options, it can be challenging to get a real sense of what an orthopedic expert offers from a brief bio.

Dr. Anthony T. Fenison, MD, who remains one of the most respected private practitioners specializing in orthopedic surgery in the Moreno Valley and Riverside area in California. Through his private practice, ATF Orthopedics, Dr. Fenison strives to help patients of all ages regain and maintain the necessary functions of everyday life.

If you’re looking for a well-established orthopedic surgeon with independent medical evaluation experience in Southern California, learn more about Dr. Fenison below:


Dr. Anthony T. Fenison, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and an experienced agreed medical evaluator based in Moreno Valley, California. With over 20 years in private practice, he has extensive knowledge and expertise specializing in all aspects of orthopedics. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Loma Linda University Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley Medical Center, Redlands Community Hospital and Riverside Community Hospital.

Professional Qualifications

Dr. Fenison attended pre-medical school at UC Davis and graduated with a medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1986. He completed his internship in general surgery at the world-renowned Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX in 1991 and subsequently completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA in 1996. As an experienced general orthopedic surgeon, he’s actively involved in both local and statewide medicine to improve his practice.

Background and Experience

Dr. Anthony T. Fenison, MD has an impressive background working in various medical facilities and also as a solo practitioner in California. He currently practices in his own private clinic in Moreno Valley, CA, where he has been offering his services both as a California-licensed agreed medical evaluator and an accredited qualified medical examiner. Dr. Fenison also offers his services in other treating offices located in San Bernardino and Riverside, CA, and is an active member of multiple orthopedic organizations and industrial medicine groups.

Dr. Fenison has previously worked at Orthopedics Unlimited Medical Group, Inc. as well as Prime Care Medical Group of Desert Valley. He performs orthopedic surgery procedures at Premier Outpatient Surgery Center in Colton, California and De Anza Surgery Center in Riverside, CA. He’s also a past President of J.W. Vines Medical Society, a past President of Black Alumni of Loma Linda University, a past Chairman of the Board of the Premiere Outpatient Surgery Center and a past President of the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery (CSIMS).

Areas of Specialty

Apart from treating musculoskeletal ailments, sports injuries, tumors, birth defects, infections and degenerative diseases, Dr. Fenison also performs regular joint repair and replacement operations. He specializes in general orthopedic surgery and plays other critical roles, including:

  • Assessing patients’ health conditions and medical history
  • Recommending proper diagnostic tests to help identify orthopedic ailments in patients
  • Analyzing symptoms and developing the best treatment plans
  • Monitoring and recording patients’ progress based on documentation guidelines
  • Educating patients about orthopedic treatment procedures
  • Communicating with patients to get their medical records
  • Maintaining up-to-date patient service and treatment records
  • Working with other medical experts, nurses, ER physicians and other hospital or clinic staff to ensure excellent patient care

Orthopedic Services

Dr. Anthony Fenison, MD offers a number of specialized services geared toward the treatment of shoulder, lumbar spine, hip, hand & wrist, knee and foot & ankle injuries or conditions. Here’s a deeper look into what he offers:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy on patients who have suffered shoulder separation, labral tears, rotator cuff tears or those who have impingement syndrome, biceps tendonitis or AC joint arthritis.
  • Lumbar spine treatment for patients who have suffered lumbar trauma or any form of spine deformity. He also helps treat or get rid of lumbar vertebral tumors that are known to cause lower back pain, muscle weakness and even loss of sensation. Dr. Fenison also performs spine fusion surgery and also helps treat herniated discs and lumbar spinal stenosis.
  • Hip treatments like treatment and physical therapy for hip fractures and total hip replacement.
  • Hand and wrist surgery to restore normal functionality, improve appearance or relieve pain in patients who may be suffering from various conditions like arthritis, cysts, sports injuries, birth defects like extra fingers or nerve conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery (a minimally invasive procedure that helps doctors confirm a diagnosis made after physical and imaging tests have been done), Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury and repair, Bursitis treatment and knee replacement.
  • Achilles tendon repair, ankle arthritis, ankle ligament reconstruction, arthritis foot, bunion treatment, foot and ankle fractures, ingrown toenails and plantar fasciitis.

Qualified Medical Evaluations (QMEs) & Agreed Medical Evaluations (AMEs)

In addition to his active private practice, Dr. Anthony T. Fenison, MD is also a qualified medical evaluator in California. He offers his medical-legal evaluation services in various office locations across California, including Moreno Valley, Fontana, Redlands, Ontario and Palm Springs. Choosing the right AME to represent you in a medical malpractice or injury case can be challenging. Dr. Fenison respects and cares for all his patients and provides reliable and dependable services.

With his extensive experience as an independent medical evaluator, he understands the value of building relationships with patients so they can feel comfortable at the time of evaluation. Through his leadership, the ATF Orthopedics Team provides exemplary care for his patients and their families. He ensures that you’re kept informed each step of the way, from scheduling appointments to obtaining medical records to knowing your rights and understanding independent medical evaluations and what role they play in resolving claims.

Publications & Academic Presentations

Dr. Anthony T. Fenison, MD is a published expert in the field of orthopedic medicine. He has also been a key player in orthopedic research and studies over the years and has contributed to a number of academic presentations. Read Dr. Fenison’s CV to learn more.


Dr. Fenison is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the National Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the California Orthopedic Association, the Riverside County Medical Society and the J. Robert Gladdin Society.

Patients’ Experience With Dr. Fenison

Achievements and recognition are all wonderful indicators of a medical expert’s skill, but sometimes the best recognition that a doctor can get is feedback from happy patients. When choosing a doctor, patients are faced with the challenge of choosing between multiple experts offering the same service. Ratings offer a simple way to determine whether a doctor is professional or not. Dr. Fenison’s overall patient experience rating via U.S. News is impressive, with 42 positive ratings.

From the thoroughness of conducting examinations to the ability to answer questions, clarity of instructions, patient follow-up, amount of time spent consulting with clients, provider’s attitude, provider’s past success to the provider’s reputation, Dr. Fenison has what it takes to provide reliable services both as a private practicing orthopedic surgeon and a California state-certified agreed medical evaluator.

Appointment Information

To book an appointment with Dr. Fenison, contact us today.

Dr. Fenison is also available through the following practices:

  • ​Moreno Valley
  • Fontana
  • Redlands
  • Palm Springs
  • Riverside
  • Ontario

Seasoned Independent Medical Evaluator at AES

Looking for a California independent medical evaluator who can perform evidence-based medical-legal evaluations to support a case? Want an experienced orthopedic surgeon who understands the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal ailments? Dr. Anthony T. Fenison, MD is a California board-certified and licensed medical-legal expert offering his services at Arrowhead Evaluation Services.

Whether you want credible and defensible medical expert opinion, fast and accurate medical reports to help answer complex medical-legal questions or thorough analysis of a specific orthopedic condition, Dr. Fenison is an orthopedic expert and agreed medical evaluator that you can count on. Contact us at Arrowhead Evaluation Services to learn more about our network of independent medical evaluators.

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