Dr. David Duffner, MD

Dr. David Duffner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. David Duffner, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

71511 Highway 111 # AB

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 340-2600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 90% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

96  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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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.

Education

  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Scott and White Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Scott and White Hosp TX A&M Sch of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • AO Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • M.B.A. Medical Business Admin. University of Houston
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Duffner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Duffner's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Duffner to family and friends
44 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Duffner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Will never go back to this doctor. He did not look at anything in my records. Walked in and told me my back problems are because of my weight. However, Dr. Duffner, my back problems started when I was 145 lbs. 5'5". I was not overweight then. I am only 80 lbs overweight, and that is because of the...more
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Dr. Duffner has performed 2 sugeries on me. I have always felt he listens and that my care to being the best I can be is his number one concern. I felt safe as he explained every step along the way from surgery to my recovery. His staff is wonderful. I recommend him and feel very lucky that he was...more
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excellent Doctor ..helpful and friendly ..I feel much better
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I found him to be very direct in diagnosing my problem and recommending a solution. Both Dr. and staff gave me the reassurance I needed to undertake this procedure. The results exceeded my expectations both in my mobility and level of pain and discomfort. My overall experience was very...more
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DR. Duffner is a excellent orthopedic Surgeon. On January 23, 2016 I crashed my bicycle and fractured my pelvis in three places including the Acetabulum. He has wonderful bedside manner and said not to worry that he had done over 1000 of these surgeries and was 100% confident . The incision was...more
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