Dr. David Pires, DO

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Dr. David Pires, DO
Dr. David Pires, DO is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Pires is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

3045 De La Vina St

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 563-0363

Dr. David Pires, DO

Dr. David Pires, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Pires' Experience

Dr. Pires' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.


  • Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cedars Sinai Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pires has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pires' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pires to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Pires' 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)
Santa Barbara, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Pires my my neurosurgeon in Los Angeles. He reviewed my MRI with me in our consult and discussed the game plan in detail. 2 months later after the minimally invasive surgery he performed on my low back, I am standing upright and back to running daily.
Santa Barbara, CA |
Having had back pain for years, Dr Pires has set me on the path to pain-free living. Dr Pires' bedside manor, his willingness to take time to discuss and answer any questions thoroughly is outstanding! I can't say enough about my experience
Dr spent about fifteen minutes with me. I told him specifically what my diagnosis was per the top two neurosurgeons in the area. He ordered no tests. Then argued with me that the other doctors were wrong, and tried to impose a lesser diagnosis on me. He also refused to prescribe actual pain meds for me that had been working for the past six years. Now i no longer function, I just lie in bed in pain everyday/all day because he isn't allowed the big boy prescription pad. Thanks for ruining my life
in Santa Barbara, CA |
Excellent care, great staff, exceptional skills. I'm back to the gym after my 2 yr hiatus following a small surgery that was performed on my back by Dr. Pires. My only regret was not coming in sooner.
in Nipomo, CA |
Dr. Pires and his staff are caring and positive. I feel very lucky to have found him and Pacific Pain Physicians.
in Carpinteria, CA |
Dr. Pires treated me for chronic back pain associated with a sports injury. I had seen two other physicians/surgeons prior to learning of Dr. Pires through a friend's referral, and, under the care of these physicians, was on the path to needing consistent narcotic prescriptions to treat the pain. Dr. Pires created a successful treatment plan to eliminate my pain and set me on a path to heal without the need for constant pill-popping. I highly recommend Dr. Pires.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pires accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Pires has admitting privileges

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