Dr. Ralph Pfeiffer, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Pfeiffer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Wiregrass Surgical

4300 W Main St Ste 24 Dothan, AL 36305

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(334) 793-1534

Dr. Ralph Pfeiffer, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Dothan, AL. Dr. Pfeiffer has more experience with Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), and Peripheral Vascular Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Flowers Hospital and Southeast Alabama Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pfeiffer to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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(334) 793-1534

Dr. Pfeiffer accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pfeiffer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pfeiffer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pfeiffer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (334) 793-1534.

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Typically treats 99% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.Compare with other Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Procedures specialists.

Typically treats 93% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer treats Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeiffer treats Varicose Veins more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Pfeiffer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Pfeiffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Dr. Pfeiffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pfeiffer

3.3

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
31.818181818181817%
(7)
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Dr. Pfeiffer is very open about patient needs; there is no doubt about what is best for the patient and he spends time listening.
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Excellent patient service with Dr Pfeiffer. He is awesome he always answers all my questions . He is so WONDERFUL I'm 66 and he is the best Doctor & I have had them in Chicago & San Francisco. The staff is magnificent they are all so helpful and always smiling. He has hired Annie, Marsha and Kayla & they are all amazing with their patient care. They go above & beyond, its a fantastic experience. I am HAPPY to go to the DOCTORS OFFICE.
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Holly Rodriguez in Opp, AL – Feb 08, 2019
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Dr. Pfeiffer is not only THE Best vascular doctor! He is sensitive and caring about the patient. My husband had a stroke in May of 2018 and Dr. Pfeiffer was the one that was called to check out my husband and I cannot express how much gratitude I have towards Dr. Pfeiffer. If you need a vascular doctor please give him a chance he is the best in the field. Thank you, Dr. Pfeiffer!
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Sharon in Slocomb, AL – Feb 07, 2019
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I am an ex paramedic and familiar with the medical community. Having cardiac stent placement several years ago in the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fl gave me an idea of the professionalism and expertise in this area. On Friday February 1, 2019 I had an angiogram performed by Dr. Pfeiffer at the Dothan, Al. Heart and Surgery Center. His attention to detail, knowledge and professionalism along with his entire staff far exceeded the Mayo Clinic experience. Top level care without compromise.
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Norman Smith in Dothan, AL – Feb 05, 2019
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I love Dr Phieffer He saved my leg and most of all my life. I will never forget him
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AL – Jan 11, 2019
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Does not have any bedside manner my husband fell after a below the knee amputation and his response was "oh well it will have to heal that way" he had infection with no antibiotics I will drive to Tallahassee or Georgia before seeing him again. He removed my husbands toe also and he wound up sepsis. I have witnessed him yelling at patients family and at his staff very much unprofessional and does not care!
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Opp, AL – Sep 12, 2017
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I self referred to dr pfeiffer on the advice of my sister. While I initially was inclined to agree with the patient who gave him one star on my second visit I had to remember that on my initial visit he was very attentive and yet matter of fact. In retrospect I want a physician, especially a vascular surgeon, to be passionate about his patients and to fight for me no matter how much he forgets from last visit. I believe he is all of these things and I hope to come back with 5 stars in a year. ??
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D. Jordan in Troy, Al – Jul 07, 2017
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Very dissatisfied with this physician. No bedside manners whatsoever. He tells you one thing and does the complete opposite. I feel very sorry for the nice staff who have to work with this man. I did not choose to see this physician but was referred to him by another physician. Never again.
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Dothan, AL – Jan 24, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

It is my goal to provide my patients with comprehensive, quality vascular care to improve their quality of life. Vascular care is a long-term commitment,...Read more

Biography

R. Burton Pfeiffer III, M.D, FACS has been with Wiregrass Surgical as a Vascular Surgeon/Specialist since 2005. He grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

2005
Baylor
Fellowship Hospital
2004
U Ms Med Ctr
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Wiregrass Surgical

Wiregrass Surgical4300 W Main St Ste 24 Dothan, AL 36305
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Flowers Hospital

Dothan, AL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Southeast Alabama Medical Center

Dothan, AL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

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