Dr. Benjamin Dirkx, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Male • Age 37
  
Dr. Dirkx
Accepting new patients

Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists

1100 PASEO CAMARILLO Camarillo, CA 93010

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(805) 484-8558

Dr. Benjamin Dirkx, DO is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Camarillo, CA and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dirkx has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from MI STATE UNIV COLL OF OSTEO MED medical school in 2010. He is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dirkx to book an appointment.


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Dr. Dirkx accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Dirkx treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx treats Spondylosis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Dirkx treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Dirkx treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 46% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Dirkx treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Trigger Point Injection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx performs Trigger Point Injection more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Dirkx performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Dirkx performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

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Dr. Dirkx's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medication Management
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Dirkx's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dirkx

4.9

Based on 29 ratings

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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr. Dirkx is a wonderful doctor. He is excellent at treating your pain. I highly recommend him when you are experiencing pain of the sciatica and hip. He is excellent at explaining what he will do for the pain.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Trena Bufe – Aug 18, 2020
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Dr Dirkx is wonderful. He has taken care of my 70 year old arthritis plagued lower back for five years. He listens and is extremely interested in the wellbeing of his patients. He is also on top of all the latest procedures. Dr Dirkx Helped me avoid drastic spinal surgery. You will not be disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rodman – Jul 02, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Dirkx for 3 years. He is superb. I never feel rushed, he carefully explains things, is reassuring, and best of all, his treatment works.
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Carl Crown – Mar 30, 2020
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He is the most caring Doctor I have ever met. I have multiple problems and he shows respect and dignity for every one of them. I have not met a doctor yet that does that except his staff. I go into doctor Dirkx office and he lays it out one problem by one and if I need him to stop because I don’t understand, he waits. He cares that much for my well being.
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Sarah in Lompoc, CA – Feb 23, 2019
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Dr. Dirks has been treating me for the past year for a neck and shoulder injury. He is an excellent doctor. He explains everything in detail. He’s patient and takes the extra time to answer all my questions. I highly recommend him.
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Jeanne in Cambria, CA – Dec 22, 2018
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Dr. Dirkx, is a true professional, he cares about his patients. He takes the time to explain and discuss with you options for treatment and consistently demonstrates he cares! I would highly recommend Dr. Dirkx!
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John LaMoure in Bakersfield – Nov 29, 2018
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My husband and I both see Dr. Dirkx. We like that he prescribes topical creams and tens units to reduce pain without pain medication.
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Nov 13, 2018
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I like Dr. Dirkx's staff. Everytime I call and need to speak to a person they transfer me to a real person and not a machine Dr.Dirkx shows a lot of experience and knowledge. What other miss he sees.
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Rosanna Awadallah in Santa Maria, CA – Nov 08, 2018
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I absolutely love Dr. Dirkx! He listens attentively, is understanding, not a drug pusher, and makes me feel extremely comfortable discussing my health issues. He has helped with my pain tremendously after dealing with it for so many years. It's amazing to be able to stand up and not feel that stabbing pain in my back anymore. He is definitely the best and I would strongly recommend him to any of my friends or family. The staff is pretty incredible as well.
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Elizabeth W in Santa Maria, CA – Nov 08, 2018
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Dr. Dirkx is always helpful . Always in my corner. Listens and has helps a great deal with my pain management thank you so much Dr Dirkx.
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Robert Robert in Grover Beach, CA – Oct 31, 2018
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After encounters with two other practitioners in the same group - I met with Dr. Dirkx. He was able to review the same tests scans, but he came to a different conclusion - finding the problem. I have followed most of his treatment plan, and feel 200% better. Pinpointing the issue made a huge difference in my lifestyle. His advice to "keep moving, the more the better" is aligned with my experience of resting = loss of function. Can't thank Doc enough for fixing me!
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Old Skool in Porterville, CA – Oct 29, 2018
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From Sharon Rose: Dr. Dirkx listens to patients and is sensitive to the indivual's life and wishes. He is caring and knowledgeable. He helped relieve my pain to improve my quality of life. His willingness to listen and provide solutions tailored to me, helped alleviate worry.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Sharon Rose in Goleta, CA – Oct 06, 2018
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Hi my name is Debra Morehouse and I am a patient of Dr. Benjamin Dirkx. When I showed up at The Spine Orthopedic Center, I was so concerned I would never enjoy a pain free life again. Dr. Dirkx has been so patient and willing to do what ever it takes to find solid solutions to my spinal problems. I am now enjoying pain free days with strong energy. For those of you who have chronic back pain you understand the value of my experience. Dr. Dirkx and his staff are professionals that practice courte
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 26, 2018
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He has come to know me a couple years after my initial injury, but still encourages me to ride my horse, and really helps me when I have a set back that might slow me down. I have a lot going on in my life and I can come to him any time and he knows just what to do. We have a good plan put together for the long term, but when strange things happen, he knows just what to do to get me back in the irons, and that is always what's best for my back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Amy in Santa Barbara, CA – Sep 12, 2018
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Dr Dirks was wonderful to me.He was willing to try several Solutions until we found the correct one for me.He is always willing to listen . He never made me feel rushed .I would r commend him to anyone.I am now able to walk without a knee brace or a cane.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 12, 2018
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Dr. Dirkx office claims to accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, but that is ONLY for office visits. when it comes to getting epidural injections (right next door in his surgical suite) there's a $750 facility fee just for starters and suddenly the insurance is NOT accepted. His staff are poorly trained with regard to insurance and were totally uninterested in rectifying this issue.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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CA – Aug 09, 2018
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Great doc! Really knows his stuff and truly cares!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sammy in Troy – May 02, 2018
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Fantastic bedside manor! Even though he is very busy(for good reason!) he made sure to take the time I needed to explain my shoulder problem and what best options I had for treatment were. I'm going back here for sure next time I get an injury!
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Hillary S. in Santa Barbara, CA – Jan 17, 2017
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So caring! He really took the time to listen to me and go over my options. He's like an orthopedic surgeon but does everything to fix you without surgery!
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Carrie in Santa Barbara, CA – Oct 11, 2016
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Dr. Dirkx is very professional, informative and friendly. He has spent a good amount of time going over my condition and answering my questions. I also like his approach to treating my problems; he suggested the most conservative Tx first instead of pushing pills. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends.
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Santa Maria, CA – Aug 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Benjamin Dirkx, DO is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Camarillo, CA and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dirkx has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2014
William Beaumont Hosp
Residency Hospital
2011
William Beaumont Hospital
Internship Hospital
2010
MI STATE UNIV COLL OF OSTEO MED
Medical School
2010
Michigan State University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists

Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists1100 PASEO CAMARILLO Camarillo, CA 93010
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)