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Dr. Benjamin Dirkx, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 36

Dr. Dirkx

The Spine and Orthopedic Center

401 E Carrillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Dr. Benjamin Dirkx, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Mi State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med in 2010 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.


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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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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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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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Dr Dirkx and his entire staff are beyond amazing! Dr Dirkx has treated my 5 level cervicle fusion great, lower back & now a shoulder injury, that he has taken just as much care on. His recommendations are impeccable - Dr Pifer for my shoulder, great Physical Therapists too. From the front office to the back - everyone treats you with care and gets you exactly where you need to be. They are all kind, compassionate, and exceptionally knowlagable. I would recommend him to friends & family
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Biography

Dr. Benjamin Dirkx, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Mi State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med in 2010 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and 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
2014
2011
2010
2010

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(805) 563-3307

Dr. Dirkx accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
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
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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Dirkx's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neck Muscle Strain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx treats Neck Muscle Strain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dirkx treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dirkx treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirkx treats Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear more than 97% of his peers

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

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
  • 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
  • Pain Management
  • 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

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The Spine and Orthopedic Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)