Dr. David Frecker, MD


Neurology | Male

Neurology Assocs/Santa Barbara 219 Nogales Ave Ste F Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Get Directions
Dr. David Frecker, MD
Dr. David Frecker, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Frecker is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

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Dr. Frecker's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Ojai, CA |
Dr. David Frecker is the best medical specialist I've met during the past 40 years! He knows the field of neurology in and out and explains things in a clear, detailed and understandable way. Always punctual, he will take his time and answer questions, giving suggestions that are realistic and helpful. I cannot recommend Dr. Frecker highly enough. This is a one-of-a-kind medical practitioner as they are most rare nowadays! I write this review with much gratitude.
Santa Rosa, CA |
I took my dad to see Dr. Frecker, after signs of cognitive decline began showing up. Dr. Frecker was prompt, courteous and friendly, and I liked that he showed respect for my Dad, and was patient with his sometimes slow speech. He explained things clearly without oversimplifying, and he really listened to what we said, and answered every question we asked. We didn't feel rushed at all. I wish Dr. Frecker could be my Dad's primary care physician. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Arroyo Grande, CA |
I love this office, I have a new onset of seizures and Dr Freaker has gone above and beyond to help me. He has even helped me get an mri and an incredible discount as I did not have insurance at the time I needed the mri. I travel almost 2 hours to see him and so worth it. After 6 mo of trouble shooting trying a new med that didn't work,he has referred me to the epilepsy center in Pasadena to get an in depth eeg to see if we can figure out what's going on. Been very responsive with communication
After an appointment with Dr. Frecker in August, 2016, Dr. Frecker did not dictate notes for the visit. I was told by the office manager, Allison, that Dr. Frecker said he would dictate the notes for the visit so I could forward those notes to a specialist. After contacting Allison numerous times in writing and by phone, the notes were never provided. It is now January 5, 2017 and Dr. Frecker has not written any notes and he has not provided a reason for no physician notes. Substandard.
Santa Barbara, CA |
We came to Dr. Frecker to help my Mother who is suffering from Autonomic Dysfunction. The appointment went well and he was thorough in helping her.We had some steps to take in the future to further help her. We tried to contact the office and Dr. Frecker to help answer questions after the appt. We did not get responses from them. I am giving 2 stars because the workers in the office as well as Dr. Frecker do a VERY poor job at responding to patients and getting back to them for important matters
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  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ca

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)