Dr. Matthew Pifer, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow SurgeryMaleAge 42

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Dr. Matthew Pifer, MD is a Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. He is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Matthew Pifer, MD

Orthopedic Surgical Practice

5333 Hollister Ave Ste 150 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 ()
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Dr. Pifer is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Pifer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Pifer treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Dr. Pifer treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Joint Pain
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Dr. Pifer treats Joint Pain more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Pifer treats this condition more than 81% 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 Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • 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
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Scan
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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, 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 Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • 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 Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • 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 Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • 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 Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Pifer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pifer

4.8

Based on 34 ratings

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Great Bedside Manner!
I've had 3 appointments with Dr. Pifer so far and I've been totally impressed with his professionalism and his patient interaction. He is really interested in the patients' well being and he takes the time to get to know his patients. I had two hip injections by Dr. Pifer and he does a fantastic job of explaining his entire process during the procedure so that the patient feels at ease with what's being done. I feel very comfortable being under his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Richard – Apr 07, 2022
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Great Orthopedic Surgeon
He took his time with me and answered any and all questions I had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 24, 2022
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Excellent Orthopedic Surgeon
I had to undergo a total shoulder replacement and bicep repair. I found Dr. Pifer and I couldn’t be more pleased. I’m a retired ortho nurse and sometimes nurses can be very selective about the care they receive. I received excellent care from Dr. Pifer and his team. His MA Tejoni is extremely responsive and professional and returns messages so promptly. The surgical center staff who assisted Dr. Pifer when he performed my surgery were empathic and professional. Everything was explained and the center was immaculate. Although I had a couple of non-serious post operative issues, Dr. Pifer treated them immediately. He spends time explaining procedures and optimal outcomes and has a wonderful sense of confidence and humor. I feel I received excellent care and would happily and confidently recommend him and his team to anyone that has shoulder issues. My husband went to see him for a rotator cuff issue and was very pleased with his treatment plan. This is a ten star orthopedic surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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SuzeG – Mar 19, 2022
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I am a civil servant who depends on my body to function at a high level of performance. I am also in a position that exposes me to a lot of doctors and hospital staff. I had injured my shoulder in at least four different areas due to high impact trama. After about 6-8 hours of research on line I decided to call Dr. Pifer's office. A soon as I called the office staff, explain my injury, you could hear the empathy and urgency in her voice. They went out of their way to get me in within a week of injury (not a month or more which is standard many places). When I got to my appointment the Dr. entered the room with confidence and a smile without a hint of being cocky or above the patient. Dr. Pifer had me in surgery within a day and a half. He takes the time to answer all question without rushing or cutting you off. Always having a smile and maintaining eye contact. Dr. Pifer and staff maintained their empathy and always went out of their way to get me the best care in a timely manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mike – Feb 18, 2022
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I expressed various concerns about him suggesting I take a high-does anti-inflamatory and steriod injection and he totally dismissed this. But the real kicker is when his office scheduled a follow up phone call after my nerve study. It was a 30 second call during which he couldnt even remember what arm we were discussing or the details of my case. That call, without insurance, came to $413 (my provider negotiated to $100....lucky me).
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 14, 2022
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Dr. Pifer is a good surgeon but has a horrible bedside manner and turns on you when he feels you aren't healing as quickly as he would want as was in my case. When I shared my experience, I was told that 3 other patients had the same experience and was shocked. He's also arrogant and won't let you get a word in edge wise. All of these things soured my experience and I would never recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Sep 26, 2021
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If I could sing the praises of Dr. Pilfer on this review I would gladly do so. Dr. Pilfer is AMAZING!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judith Wells – Aug 26, 2021
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It all went very well i everyone explained instructions to me thoroughly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 28, 2021
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Dr. Pifer and his staff are very professional. There is excellent communication after the procedures.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 06, 2021
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Thoroughly happy with overall staffing, professionalism and quality of expertise and care throughout my initial consultation, pre-surgery, surgery and post-OP visits. I felt comfortable, listened to and satisfied with all communications and info regarding my extensive shoulder injuries, gameplan to alleviate the issues and how to get my shoulder back to a near normal condition. The confidence and compassion exhibited by Dr. Pifer and his staff were one that left me feeling that this entire procedure would go quite well and that I virtually had nothing to worry about. Dr. Pifer is a wizard with shoulders and I'm glad I chose him to take care of the many years of damage that my shoulder has endured along the way as a baseball pitcher, body builder and material arts practitioner. Thank you, Dr. Pifer and staff for this great experience!! R Webb
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R Webb – Mar 09, 2021
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I received excellent care from an expert. It’s just what I needed!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Ken Owen – Feb 06, 2021
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Matt Pifer is the poster child for great physicians. I was blown away by his expertise, care, and follow through.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott Ross – Feb 04, 2021
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Our 15 year old daughter had a tear in her right shoulder which was causing her pain & not so good range of motion. 2 weeks ago Dr. Pifer did her Surgury. She’s finally now on the road to recovery. Dr. Pifer has a great bed side manner! He’s very easy to talk to & understand. He made us feel very comfortable. Would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Fallon Gutierrez – Jan 29, 2021
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Top notch all the way!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia L. Wynn – Jan 29, 2021
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Knowledge and courteous instills confidence
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 04, 2020
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Dr. Pifer is simply as good as it gets. He is a professional from first visit to surgery to very caring follow up. He and his staff are the gold standard.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dan Parker – Nov 20, 2020
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Dr Pifer is the best. I traveled 120 miles just to have him be my surgeon. Best decision that I made.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Rob m – Nov 20, 2020
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Dr. Pifer was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, professional, and very efficient. I was up and running within two weeks of surgery. I strongly recommend seeing Dr. Pifer for any knee issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Bowden – Nov 08, 2020
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Yes. Excellent work. Helpful staff. While the support staff's model is "just in time" with info, they do come through.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Oct 23, 2020
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Dr. Pifer was my second opinion and I chose him. He went in depth explaining everything. I was checked up on everyday. A shoulder specialist. Highly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wendy Ventura – Oct 09, 2020
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Care Philosophy

We believe that patients benefit from a conservative multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Our focus is on addressing total patient care by guiding...Read more

Biography

Dr. Pifer is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon fellowship trained in Sports Medicine, specializing in Shoulder care.  His practice provides care...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

Education

2014
Kasier Permanente Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2005
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
2002
Ashland University
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Pifer frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pifer treats.

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Dr. Pifer's office is located at 5333 Hollister Ave Ste 150, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Orthopedic Surgical Practice

Orthopedic Surgical Practice of Santa Barbara5333 Hollister Ave Ste 150 Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Dr. Pifer is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

87% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)