Dr. Philip Deffer, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Deffer
Accepting new patients

NW Iowa Bone Joint/Sports Sgns

1200 1st Ave E Ste C Spencer, IA 51301

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(712) 262-7511

Dr. Philip Deffer, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Spencer, IA. Dr. Deffer has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and Lakes Regional Healthcare. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Deffer to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Deffer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Deffer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Deffer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (712) 262-7511.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Dr. Deffer typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hand Conditions
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ganglion Cyst
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Dr. Deffer typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Deffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Deffer accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Choice Care PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Deffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Deffer

3.8

Based on 10 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Office environment (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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I've been seeing Dr. Deffer for a long time due to shoulder joint issues related to chemo therapy received 8 years ago. it will be a chronic and life long issue and I couldn't have chosen a better doctor. The best in our area. cares about his patients tremendously and a awesome surgeon. wouldn't want anyone else.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Was disrespectful to my problem and pain, overheard him talking about other, unrelated medical issue that had nothing to do with the problem I went to him for and made it clear he had no intention of giving any solutions of helping.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Philip Deffer, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Spencer, IA. Dr. Deffer has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Fitzsimons Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Philip Deffer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Deffer frequently treats Hand/Wrist and Elbow. See all practice areas where Dr. Deffer specializes.

Where is Dr. Philip Deffer, MD's office located?

Dr. Deffer's office is located at 1200 1st Ave E Ste C, Spencer, IA 51301. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

NW Iowa Bone Joint/Sports Sgns

NW Iowa Bone Joint/Sports Sgns1200 1st Ave E Ste C Spencer, IA 51301
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

Storm Lake, IA

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Lakes Regional Healthcare

Spirit Lake, IA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

Spencer Municipal Hospital

Spencer, IA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average