Dr. Christopher Proctor, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Proctor
Accepting new patients

Alta Orthopaedics

511 BATH ST Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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(805) 963-9377

Dr. Christopher Proctor, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Proctor has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Elbow, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Proctor to book an appointment.


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(805) 963-9377

Dr. Proctor accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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 Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor treats Shoulder Disorders more than 97% of their peers

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

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Proctor treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor treats Elbow Injuries more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Proctor treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 95% of their peers

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

Knee Dislocation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Proctor treats Knee Dislocation more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Proctor treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

Dr. Proctor's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Proctor

4.2

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Appointment was rushed (5)
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His office is completely inept. After months and months of going back and forth, they refused to admit me unless I called my previous provider and had records transferred. However providers wont transfer to an office that is not your Dr. so everything gets sent to you personally. This is expensive and a nightmare to deal with.
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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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Lompoc, CA – Oct 21, 2018
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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.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Patrick F in Santa Barbara, CA – Jul 24, 2018
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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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Steve Gunning in Santa Ynez, CA – Jun 08, 2017
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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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Santa Barbara, CA – May 24, 2017
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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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Jeremy Gomez in Santa Maria, CA – May 05, 2017
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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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Mike in Vandenberg Village, CA – May 03, 2017
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I had a great outcome after rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder.
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Santa Monica, CA – Feb 09, 2017
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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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Lillian Minjares in Lompoc ca – Jan 11, 2017
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Michaelborrayo in Santa Barbara, CA – Sep 23, 2016
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I felt like I was put in a factory and they were just trying different things to see what worked. I had a shoulder injury. He could not tell me exactly what was wrong but said surgery could help.
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Goleta, CA – Apr 25, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Proctor, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Proctor has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Elbow, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
So Cal Ctr Sports Med
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Columbia-Presby Med Ctr/Ny Orth Hosp
Residency Hospital
1988
Columbia-Presby Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1986
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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Locations

Alta Orthopaedics

Alta Orthopaedics511 BATH ST Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)