Dr. Jessica Cohen-Brown, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Female • Age 66
  
Dr. Cohen-Brown

Douglas Katsev MD

4151 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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(805) 681-7584

Dr. Jessica Cohen-Brown, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cohen-Brown has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. She is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cohen-Brown to book an appointment.


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(805) 681-7584

Dr. Cohen-Brown accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen-Brown treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Cohen-Brown treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen-Brown treats Hand Conditions more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Cohen-Brown treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen-Brown treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Cohen-Brown treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Cohen-Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Cohen-Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cohen-Brown

2.5

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
28.571428571428573%
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4 Stars
9.523809523809524%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
57.142857142857146%
(12)
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STAY AWAY FROM THIS WOMAN! Did unauthorized procedure on me leaving me with the need for a 2nd extensive surgery and now perhaps a 3rd to repair her handy work! TERRIBLE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS ABD STAFF!!!!
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Jennifer Chase – Jul 02, 2020
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Dr. Cohen-Brown's treatment was good. However her back-office staff did not follow through on their promise to have my medication cost reimbursed by the pharmaceutical manufacturer. I worked with them for 6-months to no avail. As a result, I am out-of-pocket over $1100. My advice is to never pay Dr. Cohen-brown or Sansum Clinic for services in advance. Wait for them to process a claim through your insurance. Or better yet, go to another facility with better ethics.
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David R – Jun 08, 2020
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My husband was sent to Dr. Brown for his Dupuytrens Constricture and I went along because quite frankly I was concerned after reading her reviews. Dr. Brown did not even acknowledge my presence in the room either by looking at me or speaking to me. She totally ignored the fact that I was there. I have never before been ignored in such a demeaning way. We left and never went back.
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May 20, 2020
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horrible!!- will not be going back to her for anything let alone surgery on my hand. she is completely unfriendly, impatient, and less than zero bedside manner. I spent more money to get a second opinion and have my wrist reset by another Dr. who at least cleaned off my hand before casting it, and didn't complain that this was a natural request.
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Kim A. – Mar 13, 2020
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This woman is just plain mean. I was traumatized by my experience when she surgery on my hand. I've had hand surgery before and after by other physicians with no problems.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Aug 19, 2019
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Outstanding hand surgeon! Serious, yet personable and fun! Dr. Brown just removed a gnarly thrombosis from my index finger, stitched me up, and sent me on my way! Santa Barbara lucky to have such a great surgeon, in my opinion!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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D. Burrows in santa barbara, CA – May 12, 2018
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Dr.Brown did an awesome job on my husbands carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. Yes we do recommend her!!
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Daly City, CA – Nov 03, 2017
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I would never recommend this doctor to anyone. Her bedside manner is poor(awful), she doesn't listen and she repeats the information you just gave her incorrectly. She spoke to me as if I were an idiot after I explained to her several times about the pain I was experiencing in my arm. I had never left a doctor's office pissed off until I met her. I hear she is a good surgeon but because I don't trust her, I would NEVER recommend her. One visit was more than sufficient!
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Santa Barbara, CA – Feb 11, 2017
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Dr. services and skill was excellent. Had burning numbness in my arm requiring carpel tun. surgery. Problem was resolved immediately . Highly recommend. I appreciate the no nonsense, get to the subject at hand attitude.
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Jim in Los Olivos – Jan 24, 2017
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She is an excellent surgeon, I and a number of my friends have been treated by her. She is a tiny bit brusque, but always will answer a question with a smart simple explanation. Like all Sansum offices, booking her is always difficult.
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Tim C in Santa barbara, ca – Mar 31, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Jessica Cohen-Brown, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cohen-Brown has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in her area. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
University At Buffalo State University Of New York
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University At Buffalo State University Of New York
Residency Hospital
1984
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Douglas Katsev MD

Sansum Orthopedic Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA4151 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)