Dr. David Pires, DO

Dr. David Pires, DO

Pain Medicine  |  
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Dr. David Pires, DO is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He has been practicing for 13 years.

3045 De La Vina St

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Pires performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology*
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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
  • Chronic Postoperative 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
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion 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.

Education

  • 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
4.2
based on 21 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Pires' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in 3817 Mariana Way S.B.Ca,93105 |
Dr.Pires is very professional in his field and he makes a difference in the way you feel.Thank You
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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.
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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
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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...more
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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.
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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
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pires has admitting privileges

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