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Dr. Matthew Pifer, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. Pifer

Dr. Matthew Pifer, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med in 2008 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Extremely caring and competent. Takes the time to address your questions and concerns. Inspires hope and confidence about recovering your capabilities
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I broke my collarbone in January and had surgery to put it back together. I had my last appointment April 4th 2018. Everything has healed nicely! Thank you Dr. Pifer. The surgery and follow up appointments went great!
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So grateful for you Dr. Pifer you’re very talented very caring and a straight shooter thank you for taking such good care of me. Your #1 in my book!!
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Dr. Pifer is the most professional doctor I have had. He and his staff are efficient, time conscious, yet compassionate with you as a patient. He explained everything to me regarding my injury. Then, the surgery was also video taped so Dr. Pifer could discuss the results with me. I felt confident knowing I was in his care. Dr. Pifer and his medical staff have set a new standard for medical excellence in orthopedic medicine! Thank you for the privilege, Dr. Pifer!
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He is by far the best doctor with the best bedside manners you could ever want in such a awful situation. Thank you so much for getting me back on my feet.
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Great results for my knee. Very skillful surgeon.
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About Me

We believe that patients benefit from a conservative multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Our focus is on addressing total patient care by guiding patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and re-injury prevention.

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Kasier Permanente Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Oakland University William Beaumont School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2008
Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
2005
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
2002
Ashland University
Undergraduate School
2014
2013
2008
2005
2002

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(805) 967-9311

Dr. Pifer accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pifer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Dr. Pifer treats Shoulder Disorders more than 92% of his peers

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

Knee Disorders
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Dr. Pifer treats Knee Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pifer treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Pifer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: open 24 hours
    • Tue: open 24 hours
    • Wed: open 24 hours
    • Thu: open 24 hours
    • Fri: open 24 hours
    • Sat: open 24 hours
    • Sun: open 24 hours
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