Dr. David Privitera, MD

Dr. David Privitera, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Privitera, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.

2619 Culver Rd Ste 2A

Rochester, NY 14609

Contact Information

(585) 266-0061

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Privitera's Experience

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


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Reconstruction
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Privitera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Privitera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Privitera to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Privitera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Rochester, NY |
Dr. Privitera is great! I tore my left ACL in October 2016. Surgery was scheduled for Jan. 2017 and I have been following up with him about every 2 months since my initial visit in 2016. He is very knowledgeable and offers the patient a few options, while recommending his best option when it comes to types of grafts/surgery. Privitera is genuinely empathetic when it comes to patient concerns and was able to relate to my case because he too had ACL surgery about 20 years ago. Highly recommend!
Rochester, NY |
smart, knowledgable; great educational background; good bedside manner; spends the time needed with the patient to enhance their understanding
in Rochester, NY |
When I was in a car accident late at night, Doctor Privitera showed up; and he was my angel that night. He fixed my broken leg and ankle, and was great about the follow up and my slow healing problem. I am a very happy walking person again.
in Webster, NY |
Dr. Privitera is a kind and gentle man. He has a great bedside manner. He explains and listens more than most my other dr. The only complaint is the wait time.
in Webster, NY |
I can't say enough about Dr. Privitera. He performed surgery on my shoulder which had significant additional damage that was not seen on my MRI. I will forever be grateful to him for having the ethics, integrity and professionalism to do the right thing by repairing ALL of the damage in my shoulder as opposed to fixing only what he could see on my MRI. My surgery was twice as long as expected but my recovery is going well. I wish all doctors were as attentive to their patients as he is.
in Rochester, NY |
Dr. Privitera has been a godsend. Ii fell and had a lot of damage in my rotator cuff. He did not try to do surgery right away, we did the conservative route 1st which I appreciated. When i had to have surgery, he spent time letting me know what to expect and explained my MRI. Post op he did the same, my husband was also impressed. He is professional to say the least, with a sense of humor and treated me with respect and kindness. I am very thankful to him.
in Rochester, NY |
Dr. Privitera performed rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder. Iam so pleased of the out come of this surgery I have already recommended my brother who is also a patient.
in Rochester, NY |
I trust him completely. He cured me I am 100% healed. I love him!
in Rochester, NY |
I met Dr.Privitera during an emergent situation. I cannot tell you how fortunate I feel that he was the Dr on call at the ER that day. It has been a long road to recovery but I wouldn't be where I am without him. He is kind, courteous, listens to all my concerns and I always feel like I am his only patient. I can't say enough good things about him.
in Palmyra, NY |
Dr. Privitera is one of the most caring doctors I have ever been treated by. He is a good listener. He is informative. He is kind. He is honest. He takes his time and makes sure you understand and are satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Privitera.
in Rochester, NY |
Listens to you and answers all questions (explains everything so that you understand).
in Rochester, NY |
Dr. Privitera is also a doctor who cares. He will not stop until he finds a cure. So if you would like a caring and knowledgeable doctor, see him. I was in a car accident, and I believe God Sent him to help me. Finally, a doctor who cares...
in Savannah, NY |
very good at explaining what the current problem is. All of your options reguarding treatment. Very well mannered with family , as well as explaining questions they have as well. keeps appt.s running on time or communicates for delays, always strives to let you know your cared about as a patient and as a person.
in Rochester, NY |
I found Dr. Privitera to be an extremely knowledgeable and attentive doctor; I truly felt like he cared about me and my injury. He has continued to impress me with his kind manner and I always feel like he goes out of his way to thoroughly explain every procedure and answer all of my questions. I would absolutely recommend his service and expertise to any of my friends and family!
in Rochester, NY |
I torn 3 ligaments in my right shoulder (what a mess). didn't want surgery, but try PT. Dr. P let me try, but in the end needed surgery. He thoroughly explained the options & what I could expect. I appreciated he didn't push me, just kindly answered all my questions & made sure I knew what to expect with & without surgery. He also had an outstanding Physical Therapy program that gave me better results than I expected (Dr. P is the only one in the area to use this!). Kind & brilliant doctor!
in Rochester, NY |
Dr Privitera is not only an excellent Dr., he is also a very special person. He takes care of the injury and the person. My injury was a life changing one for me, I went from an active person, to one who had to endure many painful therapies. Dr. Privitera encouraged me all the way.
in Rochester, NY14609 |
He has always been kind. It is not just the treatment, but the care and empathy shown by him which makes the world a better place to live in. The personal attention and kidness show by him helped me overcome my fears about surgery.
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Dr. Privitera accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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1425 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
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