Dr. Michael Behrman, MD

Dr. Michael Behrman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Behrman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Behrman is affiliated with Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

2323 De La Vina St Ste 201

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 682-2267

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
60

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Behrman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Behrman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Behrman to family and friends
2.9
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Behrman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
San Francisco, CA |
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.
in Atascadero, CA |
Horribly managed practice with no concern for your time - expect to wait for hours!
in Goleta, CA |
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.
in Simi Valley, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Behrman accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Behrman has admitting privileges

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
351 S Patterson Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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