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Dr. Michael Behrman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Behrman

Associated Hand Surgeons

2323 De La Vina St Ste 201 Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Dr. Michael Behrman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Behrman performed two surgery’s on my wrist and did an excellent job. He healed me with intelligence and wonderful support. We are lucky to have such incredible talent here in Santa Barbara.
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I broke my shoulder in a rec my motorcycle accident. Dr. Behrman is working with me to help me heal. Yes, you wait a long time sometimes, but you can usually get an appointment quickly. Also, thus far he has NOT recommended surgery, and surgery looks unlikely. A surgeon who works with you and does not recommend surgery is the way to go. The late Dr. Montgomery of the same practice fixed my broken wrist in 2013 with superior results.
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His rates are out of control. Even with good insurance it was expensive. Charged $550 for using an ultrasound for 15-20 seconds!! Expect to wait at least 1-hr.
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Horribly managed practice with no concern for your time - expect to wait for hours!
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I saw Dr. Behrman for trigger fingers. After waiting 30 minutes after my appointment, I was with the doctor only for a few minutes. He came to give me an injection. That's it. He did not care about my conditions or concerns at all. I felt like a part on an assembly line in a factory. I had a second appointment but I decided not to come back there. Although the assistant at his clinic told me everything is covered by insurance, I was charged for over $400.
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Dr. Behrman was an absolute god send. He performed hand surgery on me which not only restored me from zero wrist and hand movement back to 100% but also was able to remove a number of my cysts while saving the bone structure, etc. He is an amazing doctor and a kind man. He was able to see that there was an underlying condition to my issue and because of his being able to put puzzle pieces together, I was diagnosed with a separate health issue that is now monitored for life.
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Biography

Dr. Michael Behrman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1991
Jefferson University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Colum Presby
Residency Hospital
1987
Roosevelt Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Roosevelt Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
Yale University
Medical School
1991
1990
1987
1986
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(805) 682-2267

Dr. Behrman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Background Check

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. Behrman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behrman treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Behrman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behrman treats Hand Conditions more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Behrman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behrman performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Behrman performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Behrman's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)