Dr. Jeffrey Farber, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Farber, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Jeffrey Farber, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1983 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery.

450 Laurel St # A

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 247-8400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
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Top Care Areas

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

Fracture
normal
more than 51% of peers
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
more than 42% of peers
Fracture Care
normal
more than 24% of peers

Dr. Farber's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

65  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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30  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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

  • University of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Alfred I DuPont Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farber has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farber's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farber to family and friends
28 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Farber's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

After waiting 40+mins in waiting room & being told by front desk staff "well you are a new patient to our office"(cause that makes it ok for them to run late?!)then waited 35+ in room. He came in full of him self. When asked how often he has seen by sons situation "oh I'm a good Dr. I've done over...more
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This doctor was over an hour late. Not a single staff member came in the room to update us. We were roomed 10 min after appointment time and doc finally came in an hour and 15 min after appointment time. Never even apologized when I told him we were upset. He likes to toot his own horn and tell...more
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My experience with Jeffrey was horrendous! He was Arrogant, talked over my wife and the whole visit. Mr Farber needs to act like less of a "Schmuck" and learn some Manners and Respect..... If it were in any other setting he would have had needed a doctor himself!!
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My 7 mo. old son was referred to Dr. Farber by his ped. After waiting nearly 1 hr., we were treated to an extraordinary lack of professionalism on the part of this provider. He was abrupt, interrupted me constantly, was dismissive of my questions, & was extremely patronizing. When I calmly but...more
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This Dr. has significant trouble diagnosing routine ailments. I have heard this from multiple providers that have entertained pt's seeking a second opinion. Stay away from this provider at all costs!!!
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