Dr. David Fish, MD

Dr. David Fish, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
(35)
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Dr. David Fish, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

1131 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Contact Information

(310) 319-3475

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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Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

72  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
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12  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.

Education

  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Fitzsimmons Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Sinai Hosp/John Hopkins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fish has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fish's Reviews

1.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fish to family and friends
35 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (28)

Dr. Fish's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    POOR
  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    POOR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Fish is the worst doctor I’ve ever dealt with. It seems like he hates his job, which is a shame because people relay on his expertise for help. He does not listen, cuts you off, and to an extend belitteles you. Please do not see Dr. Fish! Send you time and effort on another doctor! However, the...more
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The doctor acts like he doesn't want to be in the room. Seems afraid to give real advice from personal experience. Doctor fails to give comprehensive care and provide pt with information or options with potential outcomes. A resident could have done the same job as him if not better
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After driving for two hours to get to his office and waiting for an hour to see him, literally he spent less than 1 minute with me. He doesn't listen and cuts me off before I can finish my sentence. His listening skills are far below average. I am not going back and will not recommend to anyone.
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He doesn't have much time, cut to the chase, told me my issue, and treated it. I'm short and sweet so like it that way.
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Didn't know the first thing about athletic injury. Didn't do tests. Was a jerk. Waste of money. Saw a physical therapist friend who felt around my neck and right away knew what was wrong and knew how to fix it.
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