Dr. Jeffrey Farber, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Farber, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(28)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jeffrey Farber, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Des Moines, IA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

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
  • 6 More

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

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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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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 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farber to family and friends
3.3
based on 28 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (4)
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 you he is better than everyone else. Did not really listen to concerns on time frame for treating our problem. Wanted to do unnecessary tests. Won't waste my time waiting on him again.
Urbandale, IA |
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!!
West Des Moines, IA |
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 firmly expressed my displeasure at his bedside manner, he sarcastically stated "I've been doing this for 35 yrs & I'm not changing now", & stormed out of the room. I reported his behavior to the supervisor
Des Moines, IA |
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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Dr. Farber accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
    Open Access HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Hospitals where Dr. Farber has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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