Dr. David Frecker, MD

Dr. David Frecker, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

219 Nogales Ave Ste F

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 682-8153

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas


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Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Autonomic Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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 Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

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.


  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of California, San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Frecker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Frecker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frecker to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Frecker's 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 (6)
in Santa Barbara, CA |
Dr Frecker is the best doctor in Santa Barbara. If he cannot find your problem and solve it, then no one can. He is caring, conscientious and capable and I would recommend him to my best friends.
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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Dr. Frecker accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Frecker has admitting privileges

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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