Dr. Margaret Elfering, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Female

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.

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Dr. Elfering's 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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    Elfering Pain Institute201 N College Dr Ste 101
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    This provider offers the following appointment availability:
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    (805) 925-9581Get Directions

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    Dr. Elfering's Reviews

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    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's 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.

    Dr. Elfering says...

    Osteoporosis Specialist 

    Pain Management

    Dr. Elfering says...

    We perform Bone Density testing and consultation, I am trained as an orthopedic surgeon. In the process of training I developed a particular interest in Osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment. As a woman I find this study vital to my patients as well as myself. In the process of treating patients with a lengthy history of pain osteoporosis knows no age or sex limit in the adult patient. As research develops the knowledge of bone strength prior to surgical intervention ie: total joint replacement is essential. I am able to make this evaluation in my office.

    Major Joint Injections. ie: Knee injections . Euflexa, Synvisc, etc

    Trigger point injections 

    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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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Cancer
    • 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 Pain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    • Lupus
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • 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
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tendonitis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Vertebral Column Tumors

    Education

    • Medical School
      Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1966

    • Internship Hospital
      Los Angeles Co Hospital

      Completed in 1967

    • Residency Hospital
      Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center

      Completed in 1971

    • Undergraduate School
      Oregon Health Sciences University

      Graduated in 1965

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Pain Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Fracture Care
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Injection
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Post-Operative Care
    • Trigger Point Injection