Dr. Margaret Elfering, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 77
(4)
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Dr. Margaret Elfering, MD
Dr. Margaret Elfering, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Maria, CA. She is 77 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Elfering is affiliated with Marian Regional Medical Center.

201 N College Dr Ste 101

Santa Maria, CA 93454

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Dr. Margaret Elfering, MD

Dr. Margaret Elfering, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • 17 More

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Care Philosophy

For me, as a physician, I have two passions in life, My family and my work. I am honored to care for the patients and their families who select me as their physician. To me Life is such a gift and the distress created by disability interferes with the enjoyment of that gift as well as inhibiting the expression of that gift in the patients' world. Together we work to restore the balance.
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Dr. Elfering's Experience

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Dr. Elfering's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
83

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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Procedures

  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Los Angeles Co Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elfering has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elfering's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elfering to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Elfering's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Santa Maria, CA |
Not wanting to undergo a total knee replacement surgery I underwent a PRP injection with Dr Elfering. I could not be more pleased with the results. My knee pain is a one on a one to ten scale. I am able to walk unassisted .. I am grateful this procedure is now available on the Central Coast
Nipomo, CA |
An amazing Dr! Kind, caring & takes time to listen to you. She's the BEST Orthopedic Dr I've seen in Central Coast. Just wonderful & her staff is just great.
in Atascadero, CA |
Outstanding doctor/communicator. She exceeded all my expectations in regard to professionalism, medical expertise and patient care. The office staff is efficient and wait time has been almost non-existent for all my visits.
Nipomo, CA |
One of the best doctors and person I have found. With her experience she was able to look at all my X-rays and MRI and explain what was going on in multiple areas where other would only want to deal with one. Dr. Elfering is warm and caring a rare quality to find.
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Dr. Elfering accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Elfering has admitting privileges

Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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