Dr. Daniel Marcus, MD

Dr. Daniel Marcus, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Daniel Marcus, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 2000 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.

2911 Chanticleer Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Coccygeal Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Marcus's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

7  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

4  Board Certifications

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

95  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Ucla Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Marcus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Marcus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Marcus to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Marcus' 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 (3)

One of the best listeners and his responses are direct and very informative. He seems to have good experience and to be up to date on new and old treatments and their efficiency.
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Dr Marcus is personable and professional. He took his time to ensure I completely understood what was going to be done and how it worked. I felt so comfortable with him and with his abilities. I drive all the way from Morgan Hill to see him, it's for a good reason. He's just an amazing doctor!
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I have been seeing Dr. Marcus since 2013 for persistent pain in my right hip and back. He is the best doctor I've ever had. He listens well, is patient, encouraging, positive and very attentive. He answers most of my emails within minutes or hours, rarely longer than that.
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