Dr. Lawrence Serif, MD

Dr. Lawrence Serif, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Lawrence Serif, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palm Springs, CA. He graduated from Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste W201

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact Information

(760) 416-4511

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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

Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
normal
more than 70% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
normal
more than 58% of peers
Elbow Sprain
normal
more than 50% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Serif does not have any board certifications listed.

75  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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32  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Serif has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Serif has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Serif's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Serif to family and friends
18 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Serif's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Horrible bedside manner, doesn't listen to what you are saying and butts in before you are through. Would not listen to what I told him helped my knee problem, which were injections, and he prescribed a weak meloxicam pain pill. It is so painful I can hardly walk, and at times I fall. I am...more
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Dr Serif was wonderful when replacing my hip! I was up and walking the very next day! He has a GREAT bedside manner too! Explained the whole procedure before and after! Hooray for Dr Serif! A happy patient. Donna Houser
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terrible outcome with surgery, what should have been a simple surgery has left me impaired for life.
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Dr. Serif had a genuine concern about my mom's health. He made extra efforts to make her more comfortable and relaxed prior to her surgery (on her broken wrist). He told us that he may not see us after thee surgery - (managing our expectations very well) because he had a packed day. He showed up by...more
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I thought the doctor explained what my problem was to me in a matter of fact way but he has an attitude with me when I showed disappointment with his recommendation of physical therapy which to me is fine if it helps.I won't deal with him again.
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