Dr. Michael Kenly, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 46

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Michael Kenly, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Solvang, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Kenly, MD

Swl Medical Inc

2027 Village Ln Ste 101 Solvang, CA 93463
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(805) 688-8821
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kenly's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kenly treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kenly treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kenly treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kenly treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kenly's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuromodulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(805) 688-8821

Dr. Kenly accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
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 PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Direct Access w/HSA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Kenly's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kenly

3.0

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Have been a patient of Dr. Kenly for years. As a physician, he is technically excellent. He pe5rsonable, and has excellent "bedside manners". And he actually has an excellent and rare knowledge of insurance systems. You can't go wrong, I would highly recommend him to be your Doctor.
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Donald F. Caetano Ph.d. – Oct 10, 2021
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Competent but troubled me in terms of insensitivity and arrogance. I had three epidural injection procedures in my back over course of one year and each time it became progressively became more painful as i had only local anaesthetic. He targets precisely but this last time i begged him to please stop as my nerve was severely reacting and he just kept sticking it in ignoring my plaint for time out. I felt like a slab of meat. Don't know if i'll go back again. He's effective but i deserved more respect.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 06, 2021
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I would never recommend him in any way. Lack of care and treatment. Totally botched blood plasma transfer into my lower back. Nerves burned 3 times in my low back and 4x4 injections. I am in more pain than when I started with him. And now little to no help with debilitating low back pain. Proof a Dr. is a plumber that went to med school and passed? 1 star he has a likable personality. Just not a good Dr.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
2 people found this helpful
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BA – Nov 17, 2020
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Dr. Kenly was so helpful. He really was so kind, and informative. I appreciate his help.
What went well
  • 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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Ari Smith – Oct 06, 2020
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Flippant in answering my questions on multiple visits. No physical exam. No discussion of history....no nothing. Waited an hour in the exam room and got nothing in return.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 30, 2020
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I would not recommend Dr.Kenly to anyone.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Disapointed ?? in CA – Oct 26, 2018
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Absolutely, the worst doctor I have ever been too. The vitriol he came in with and stayed through 30 minutes of shaming for taking opioids for chronic and severe pain for which he offered no alternatives had me blown against the wall, for which he charged my insurance $900. I had one x-ray and a 30 minute scorched earth tirade.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Christian in Santa Barbara, CA – Jul 14, 2018
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Dr. Kenly is a fantastic doctor! He listens and comes up with the best combination of medication, injections and therapy to get me back on my feet after two herniated disk surgeries..
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jonny Wilson – Jan 02, 2018
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I’ve been seeing Dr Kenly for a workman’s comp back injury. He has been very informative, proactive and caring throughout this ordeal and I really trust that he has my best interest which is kind of rare these days!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Sonja in Santa Paula CA – Dec 12, 2017
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I found him to be an inhumane individual. No compassion, empathy, or care for a patient in extreme pain from Fibromyalgia. He refused to give me any medications because he said, they play with your head. Isn't that the idea? Get your brain to redirect the pain impulse? I left in tears and anger. My husband left very angry as well. Lucky for this doc that my husband's vietnam veteran PTSD did not flare up at the moment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA – May 29, 2016
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Dr. Kenley with nothing but thorough and compassionate. He is very knowledgeable and genuinely wanted to help me and he took the time and effort to do so, even following up on my recovery while out of the office.
What went well
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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Michael in Santa Barbara, Ca – Dec 31, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At The Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care relating to back and neck conditions. Additionally,...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2010
Peachtree Spine Physicians
Fellowship Hospital
2009
University of Utah
Residency Hospital
2006
University of Utah
Internship Hospital
2005
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Michael Kenly, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kenly frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kenly treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Kenly, MD's office located?

Dr. Kenly's office is located at 2027 Village Ln Ste 101, Solvang, CA 93463. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Swl Medical Inc2027 Village Ln Ste 101 Solvang, CA 93463
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Alta Orthopaedics Medical Group

Alta Orthopaedic Medical Group Inc.511 BATH ST Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

90% Patients that would definitely recommend, 20% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)