Dr. Judah Pifer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Pifer
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Orthopaedic Specialists of Scottsdale

3655 CROSSINGS DR Prescott, AZ 86305

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Dr. Judah Pifer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Prescott, AZ. Dr. Pifer has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Yavapai Regional Medical Center - West Campus. He is not accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pifer to book an appointment.


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3.5

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I had a very confusing issue with my feet with symptoms that didn't fit in one simple category. After getting nowhere with another Dr, I saw Dr. Pifer. Dr. Pifer listened to my difficult to diagnose problems and came up with steps to figure out what was wrong with my feet. It took four visits and several diagnostic tests to rule out what it could and could not be. Each visit he took the time to answer my questions and explain what could be happening. He narrowed down my diagnosis to a problem that could possibly need surgery, but gave me lots of ideas and ways to try and avoid surgery. His opinion was to put surgery as a last option and try other ways to treat my problem first. It was easy to get appointments and his staff is great. I never waited more than 5-10 minutes to see him.
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Double trouble – Jun 05, 2020
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Dr. Pifer is awful. Rude, arrogant and condescending. If you want a real insight into this guy, look at how he represents himself: He claims to be "board eligible" but not "board certified." This is like saying nothing, but it does says something about Dr. Pifer. Here is what a medical regulatory component has to say on the topic! "The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) monitors these distinctions and recently implemented a rule forbidding doctors to claim that they’re board eligible for their entire careers. Now, there’s a time limit to pass the certification test after finishing a residency. If someone continues to use the “eligible” term beyond that threshold, sanctions can be imposed." Ask Dr. Pifer when he completed his residency!!
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Chas B. – Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Pifer did surgery on my foot/Achilles heel and later on my shoulder. He was very professional and the anesthesiologist said we need more surgeons of his caliber in our town. He took a fair amount of time with me and calmed my fears. He offered suggestions about services and how to be more comfortable at home. Seems to be a very good doctor.
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JMR in Prescott, AZ – Jun 02, 2017
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I saw Dr. Pifer, he ordered some testing, and determined my course of treatment. He was defensive when I questioned him after he completely forget what he told me at my first appointment. He turned to my husband and spoke to him instead of me. His office staff needs further training on referral procedures and were unprofessional and rude on the phone, telling me they are not obligated to follow through on referrals and were just doing it for me as a courtesy.
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Prescott, AZ – Apr 06, 2017
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Nice prior to surgery after,little to no info, spiels are legalese & no real answers. Treatment in office is totally different if my husband is with me. Nicer, & he shakes husbands hand, not mine, Addresses husband when I am the patient. I injured my surgical foot,called at 9:00 am for X-ray, which they have digitally in house. He sent me to ER since they were closing at NOON & he was too busy to look at the x-ray (30 sec) to see if foot is broken.Yells at staff members in office halls. A Jerk.
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Prescott, Az – Jan 07, 2017
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Couldn't even get in the door the staff was so rude and unprofessional
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989bubba in Prescott Valley, AZ – Dec 30, 2016
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Tells u how it is no BS Did a great job on my Jones operation even he and I signed the leg he was operating on!!! Keep up the Great work Dr Pifer and Staff !!!
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David Kirk in Chino Valley, AZ – Jan 09, 2016
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Dr. Judah Pifer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Prescott, AZ. Dr. Pifer has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Yavapai Regional Medical Cente...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Internal Derangement of Knee more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Foot Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Foot Conditions more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Foot Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Foot Fracture more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Elbow Injuries more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 49% of their peers

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Dr. Pifer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Orthopaedic Specialists of Scottsdale

Orthopaedic Specialists of Central Arizona3655 CROSSINGS DR Prescott, AZ 86305
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Yavapai Regional Medical Center - West Campus

Prescott, AZ

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average