Dr. Sean Early, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. Early

Pediatric Orthopedic/Scoliosis

2417 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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(805) 687-2424

Dr. Sean Early, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Early to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Early's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Musculoskeletal Function Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Early performs Musculoskeletal Function Test more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Early performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Scoliosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Early treats Scoliosis more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Early treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Early treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Early treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture

Dr. Early's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Early accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dr. Early's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Early

3.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
58.8235294117647%
(10)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
29.41176470588235%
(5)
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  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Appointment scheduling (11)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
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Dr Early has been amazing with three generations of our family! He was the on call orthopedic surgeon when my grandma fell and horrible breaks to her left leg and foot. Despite being a 'pediatric' doctor he did amazing with her and all of her complicated medical conditions and medications. A few years later when I had a fall of my own I called to see if he would be willing to take an adult for a nonemergency and there was no problem. My daughter broke her foot and he was amazing with her.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Briana Serrato in Santa Barbara, CA – Sep 30, 2017
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Five stars? Really? REALLY! Four surgical procedures; a dozen follow-ups .. for this that and the other thing. Every single procedure/every single visit, I felt the love. Dr. Early is a gift to those who of us whose lives got plopped into his hands. All true! (and then some)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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joel rieman in lompoc, ca – Sep 18, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Sean Early, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

L A Co Usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Sean Early, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Early frequently treats Musculoskeletal Function Test, Scoliosis, and Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Early treats.

Where is Dr. Sean Early, MD's office located?

Dr. Early's office is located at 2417 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Pediatric Orthopedic/Scoliosis

Pediatric Orthopedic/Scoliosis2417 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Practice

Pediatric Endocrine Clinic of2 James Way Ste 112 Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)