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Dr. Christopher Proctor, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Proctor

Alta Orthopaedics

511 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Dr. Christopher Proctor, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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I have been trying to manage my severely arthritic knee for well over a decade, and have sought treatment from a number of orthopedic knee specialists before finding Dr. Proctor and his support team. Dr Proctor has been truly exceptional in his ability assess my symptoms and come up with a very effective treatment plan. Dr. Proctor's Physician's Assistant, Michelle Meredith PA-C, has also been consistently excellent.
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I had a bad fall which damaged my neck, upper back and shoulder with shoulder being the worst. I saw several doctors in the practice and was referred to Dr. Proctor who said,"Would you like to avoid surgery?" Yessir, I would! He sent me to the best physical therapist in a 25 mile radius and I'm doing fine - small ways to go but not much. Kudos to Dr. Proctor! He could have operated but didn't.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Proctor for any surgical procedures for shoulders. He performed rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder/bicep repair. It's been five months since surgery and I have almost full range of motion and now starting strength building. He listened to my concerns and has provided recommendations for a solid recovery. Excellent bedside manner and always has his door open for any questions or concerns.
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Dr. Proctor has successfully fixed my knee, shoulder and elbow. Thanks to his surgical skills and Orthopaedic expertise I've been able to continue an active life style. I highly recommend Dr. Proctor and his staff at Alta.
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I highly recommend Dr Proctor and his MA staff. Both he and staff explained the workings of my shoulders, surgical options/procedures and outcomes. Surgery and recovery were well explained. Post op calls and follow-up care/appointments were cordial and professional, while at the same time personal, answering my questions. His Medical Assistant staff are impressive, very knowledgeable, warm, friendly and not in a hurry. I felt I was very competently taken care of from first to last.
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Very satisfied with Dr. Proctor always explains and helps understands any issues. Great staff working with him I will highly recommend anyone to see him and his staff.
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I had a traumatic sports injury with a locked knee and significant pain (bucket handle meniscus tear). Dr. Proctor and his staff we top notch. Surgery was necessary to repair the tear and was completed less than a week after my injury. They are good people and talented professionals. Thanks!
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I had a great outcome after rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder.
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Dr. Proctor is very knowledgeable and has a calming bed side manor. He continues to learn and keep up with new medicine. I would recommend him to friends and family.
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Proctor, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1993
So Cal Center Sports Med
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Columbia Presby Med Ctr/Ny Orth Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
Columbia Presby Med Center
Internship Hospital
1986
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1993
1992
1988
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(805) 963-9377

Dr. Proctor 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
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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. Proctor's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Rotator Cuff Tear
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 100% of his peers

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

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

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

Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor performs Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Proctor performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Proctor's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)