Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(35)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD
Committed to the care of athletes of all ages, Dr. Patrick St. Pierre is the team physician for College of the Desert, Palm Desert High School and Palm Springs Power Baseball. As Medical Director for the BNP Paribas Tennis Open, he cares for the world's best tennis players on a yearly basis. He has also served as team physician for Army Athletics (West Point), Tacoma Sabercats (AA Professional Hockey) West Coast Hockey League, Tacoma Rainiers (AAA Professional Baseball) Pacific Coast Baseball League and Marymount University. He is a nationally recognized shoulder expert and as such, is the only Coachella Valley member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and one of only 200 nationwide. Dr. St. Pierre is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. After completing his Orthopaedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, he completed fellowships in Medical Research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at West Point. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Dr. St. Pierre is very involved in Sports Medicine and Shoulder research and has been recognized with several international and national awards. He has written numerous articles and book chapters, and has edited four books on Sports Medicine. He frequently lectures around the world on sports medicine, shoulder and arthroscopy topics.

Desert Orthopedic Center

39000 Bob Hope Dr

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 568-2684

Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD

Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. St Pierre

Care Philosophy

"My goal each day is to help patients alleviate pain, restore function and to stay active and healthy so they can stay fit for life"
...Read More

Dr. St Pierre's Experience

0%ExperienceMatch
Dr. St Pierre's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
3

Conditions Treated

  • Elbow Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
4

Procedures

  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery

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

  • Us Military Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Keller Army Community Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Walter Reed Army Inst Rsch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • St. Pierre P: Hand Injuries in Athletes. In Handbook of Sports Medicine 2nd Edition. Edited by Lillegard, W and Rucker, K, Stoneham, MA. Butterworth-Heinmann, 1998.,
  • St. Pierre P, Gonzales R: Shoulder Fractures and Clavicular Joint Injuries. In Seidenberg P, Buetler A (ed.) Sports Medicine Resource Manual. Philadelphia, PA, W. B. Saunders, 2008.,
  • St. Pierre P: Hand Injuries in Athletes. In Handbook of Sports Medicine. Edited by Lillegard, W and Rucker, K, Stoneham, MA. Butterworth-Heinmann, 1993.,
  • St. Pierre P, Miller MD: PCL Reconstruction. In Clinics in Sports Medicine 18(1):199-221, 1999.,
  • St. Pierre P, Gonzales R: Injuries of the Shoulder and Arm. In Seidenberg P, Buetler A (ed.) Sports Medicine Resource Manual. Philadelphia, PA, W. B. Saunders, 2008.,
  • Arciero RA and St. Pierre P: Acute Shoulder Dislocation: Indications and Techniques for Operative Management. In Clin Sports Med 14(4):937-953, 1995.,
  • St. Pierre P: Instrumentation and Equipment. In Arthroscopy. Edited by Miller M and Cole B, W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2003.,
  • Hopkinson W, St. Pierre P, Ryan JB, Wheeler, J: Syndesmosis sprains of the Ankle. Foot Ankle, 10:325-330, 1990.,
  • Uhorchak JM, Scoville CR, Williams G, Arciero RA, St. Pierre P, Taylor DC: Risk Factors Associated with Non-Contact ACL Injury. A Prospective Four-Year Evaluation of 859 West Point Cadets. Am J Sport Med. 31(6):831-842, 2003.,
  • St. Pierre P, Nirschl RP: Mini-Open Surgical Management of Tennis Elbow Pathology. Techniques in Orthopaedics. Surgical Management of Complex Elbow Problems: Update 2006. 21(4):266-275, December 2006,
  • St. Pierre P: Complications of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 12:167-171, 2004.,
  • St. Pierre P, Staheli LT, Smith JB, Green NE: Femoral Neck Stress Fractures in Children and Adolescents. J Pediat Orthop 15(4):470-473, 1995.,
  • Arciero RA, St. Pierre P: Acute shoulder dislocation Indications and techniques for operative management. Clin Sports Med. 14(4): 937-53, 1995.,
  • St. Pierre P, Olson EJ, Elliott JJ, et al: Tendon Healing to Cortical Bone Versus a Cancellous Trough. A biomechanical and histological evaluation in the goat. J Bone Joint Surg 77A: 1858-1866, 1995.,
  • Asplund C, St. Pierre P: Knee Pain and Bicycling. Phys Sportsmed 32(4):23-30, 2004.,
  • Cameron S, St. Pierre P, Wilson, W: A Prospective, Randomized Comparison of Open versus Arthroscopically Assisted Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthopedics 18:249-252, 1995.,
  • McDevitt E, Taylor DC, Miller MD, Gerber JP, Ziemke G, Hinkin D, Uhorchak JM, Arciero RA, St. Pierre P. Functional Bracing after ACL Reconstruction. Am J Sport Med. 32(8):1887-1892, 2004.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. St Pierre's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. St Pierre to family and friends
4.3
based on 35 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. St Pierre's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Coeur D Alene, ID |
January 2016, I had my right shoulder replaced. October 2016, I had the left one replaced. Prior to surgery I had pain and limited activity during some movements. I couldn't be happier with my new shoulders and the results. I continue to do stretches and excersizes to maintain my strength and mobility. Doing the therapy after surgery is very important to the success of the surgery. Thanks doctor St Pierre.
in Indio, CA |
I had my rotator cuff repaired by Dr St Pierre two months ago. I followed his instructions to a tee. After my visit today, I am able to have almost all my motion back. I just have to wait for the area to heal. The pain I had only lasted about two weeks. I would recommend Dr St Pierre to my best friend. He is going to do my other shoulder in 6 months.
Palm Desert, CA |
Surgery went well, however after care recommendations..fail. Almost a year after surgery, I cannot walk without cane and am severe pain. Despite three offices, I cannot get an appt FOR THREE MONTHS. Called to speak with supervisor..never returned my calls. VERY UPSET AND NOT SATISFIED
in Palm Springs, CA |
Great doctor. Listens to your needs. Would highly recommend.
La Quinta, CA |
I have had shoulder issues for several years & he is the best...
in Palm Desert, CA |
Dr. St Pierre did a reverse shoulder replacement on my right shoulder. He is a perfectionist who I would recommend highly to anyone with a shoulder problem. Everything about his operation is way above my expectations. He's just the best.
Have you seen Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD?
Are you Dr. St Pierre?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. St Pierre

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. St Pierre accepts 1 insurance carrier
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. St Pierre has admitting privileges

Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
View Hospital Profile

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Orthopedic Surgery
(39)
Orthopedic Surgery
(65)
Orthopedic Surgery
(20)
Orthopedic Surgery
(21)
Orthopedic Surgery
(26)
Orthopedic Surgery
(19)
Orthopedic Surgery
(1)
Orthopedic Surgery
(25)
Orthopedic Surgery
(17)
Orthopedic Surgery
(25)