Dr. David Pires, DO


Pain Medicine | Male

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.

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Dr. Pires' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
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  • Office environment
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  • 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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Dr. Pires' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 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


  • Medical School
    Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific

    Graduated in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Riverside County Regional Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Med Ctr

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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