Dr. Adam Farber, MD

Dr. Adam Farber, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Adam Farber, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Tempe, AZ. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

Phoenix Shoulder and Knee

1215 W Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 105

Tempe, AZ 85281
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Accepted insurance

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Farber performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Joint Pain
more than 71% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
more than 67% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
more than 64% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farber "We strive to perform comprehensive orthopedic care to athletes of all ages."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Stanford
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of California - Irvine Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farber has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Farber's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farber to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Farber's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Phoenix, AZ |
Hes an Independent Medical Examiner... it takes questionable morals to do what he does. Steer clear of this guy.
in Mesa, AZ |
Very knowledgeable doctor. Knew what the problem was right away. Finally pain free.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Farber was patient with me and answered all of my questions. No wait time. Office and staff very nice. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Glendale, AZ |
Went to see Dr. Farber for arthritis. Now pain free because of him. Woo hoo! Very patient and smart doctor.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Excellent, little waiting, he took his time with me. He is the third Dr. I've seen for my arthritis in the right shoulder but the only one which offered to give me a cortisone shot right then and it was the best suggestion given to me! I almost immediately felt great and could not have been able to to therapy. At my follow up a month later he asked me what percentage of pain improvement and l made him smile when I said 100% !
in Tempe, AZ |
Went to see Dr. Farber for knee pain. Knew right away what the problem was. Very patient with answering all my questions as well.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Excruciating pain in my knee and Dr. Farber knew exactly what to do. The knee feels great now. Very happy with the results.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
my knee feels great after my ACL surgery with Dr Farber
Scottsdale, AZ |
Extremely knowledgeable doctor. Was able to deliver great results. Very satisfied!
in mesa az |
Dr Farber was great, i had a rotator cuff problem and he explained everything, he ended up doing my surgery. very competent.
in Chandler, AZ |
No introduction, seemed inconvenienced by me being there. Very little bedside manner and was not likeable at all. Didn't reassure me with anything and was just overall unpleasant. I had another follow-up appointment but after thinking about it, there really is no reason to go back to Dr. Farber. He really needs to work on his ability to interact with people as that's a main aspect of being a Dr., dealing with your patients in a friendly and reassuring way. He does not.
in Maricopa, AZ |
I would not recommend Dr. Farber to anyone. He was very rude to me and acted as if I was inconveniencing him. He did not even introduce himself.He would ask very short condescending questions. I am a disabled veteran and I have never been so disrespected. It was like he wanted nothing to do with me and I was just taking up his valuable time. At the end of my visit he just walked out of the room while I was collecting my things without even a handshake or a thank you.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Farber accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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