Dr. Patrick St Pierre, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Desert Orthopedic Center 39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Get Directions
(760) 568-2684

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"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

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Committed to the care of athletes of all ages, Dr. Patrick St. Pierre is the team physician for College of...Read more

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Dr. St Pierre's Reviews

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based on 32 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. St Pierre's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
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.
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Dr. St Pierre says...

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.

Dr. St Pierre's 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"

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • 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.

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Elbow Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries

Education

  • Medical School
    Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Keller Army Community Hospital

    Completed in 1995

    Walter Reed Army Inst Rsch

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Us Military Academy

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery