Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD

Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

39000 Bob Hope Dr

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 568-2684

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Top Care Areas

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Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. St Pierre's bio

This content was provided by Dr. St Pierre "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. St Pierre ""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""

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

6  Conditions Treated

  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries

8  Procedures

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.


  • 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
35 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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Dr. St Pierre's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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...more
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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
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Great doctor. Listens to your needs. Would highly recommend.
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I have had shoulder issues for several years & he is the best...
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