Dr. Stephen Soffer, MD

Dr. Stephen Soffer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Stephen Soffer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Reading, PA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

2201 Ridgewood Rd Ste 250

Reading, PA 19610

Contact Information

(610) 375-4949

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 3 More

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Soffer "My goal is the patient's recovery. Each and every patient is important to me. I provide exceptional care to help each patient return to an active, rewarding and pain free life."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Boston University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Union Memorial and Johns Hopkins Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • American Sports Medicine Institute (Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Clancy)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Master Course Instructor For Aana and Aaos Annual Meetings For Shoulder Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Moderator
    Other Education | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Authored 1st book on "Elbow Arthroscopy" with Dr. Andrews, 1994
  • President, D. Hayes Agnew Surgical Society, 1986
  • "Best Doctors" Award, Allentown, PA, 2007
  • Secretary, American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, 1993
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1982
  • Magna Cum Laude, 1982
Media & Publications
  • Elbow Arthroscopy, 1994
  • PCL Reconstruction of the Knee, Frozen Shoulder, The Throwing Shoulder, and Elbow Disorders,
  • See website, drsoffer.com,
  • Multiple articles on many topics including ACL Reconstruction, Knee Arthroscopy and Exertional Compartment Syndrome,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Soffer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Soffer to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Soffer'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 (8)
in Reading, PA |
Dr.Soffer was exceptional. The ACL reconstructive surgery he performed was outstanding, his recommendation to use the patellar tendon graft prove to be the best route for me. I healed up quickly and was able to play the sport I love almost full go within 5-6 months. He was easy to set up appointments with and was efficient, as well as, reliable in the information he gave for improving my knee. Within 8-9 months I was able to perform all sports activities at the level I left off.
in Reading, PA |
Dr. Soffer is a terrific doctor who listened to my needs and concerns. Dr. Soffer was my third opinion. I only had to wait 1 week for my initial appointment. Surgery was scheduled within a month and I was back to work (heavy physical labor) in half the time other doctors had told me. He was very thorough at follow-up appointments and really took his time, not rushing through explanations like some doctors. His physicians assistant is also very knowledgable and thorough.
Fleetwood, PA |
My experience with Dr. Soffer was simply outstanding. He explained everything to me, from my injury, to the procedure, to what the recovery would be like. He is kind, gentle - and genuine with people. He is what I call "real". He is meticulous and did a wonderful job on my knee! I was worried about how much pain I might have, along with a hundred other things. I was literally back on my feet in no time. He was right when he said worry is a wasted emotion! Outstanding surgeon!
in Bernville, PA |
I have exercised on a regular basis for over fifty years. In July 2016 I severely tore the rotator cuff in my left shoulder doing power cleans. I immediately contacted my orthopedist. He advised against surgery citing my age. That's when I turned to Dr. Soffer. I had my operation in September. After six months of post operative physical therapy at the SIR at Ridgewood, I have regained my strength and flexibility. I thank Dr. Soffer for valuing my ambitions over my age. He is the BEST!
Reading, PA |
I am very pleased with the surgery that Dr. Soffer performed when my knee was replaced. So much so, that I have encouraged several of my friends to choose Dr. Soffer for their knee replacement surgery.
Reading, PA |
Dr. Soffer did a wonderful job with my knee surgery. My recovery time was very short and all aspects of the surgery were great. He reached to me by phone post-surgery to see how I was doing and if I had any questions. The whole process was thorough and professional!
in Reading, PA |
Dr Soffer in my opinion is not a friendly caring doctor. He was rude and arrogant and did not seem like he wanted my input on my issue. He never listened to my concerns. His arrogance took over the appointment to levels that was very unprofessional. I felt insulted and uneasy in his care. I went for answers but seemed he had no time for me. I would NOT recommend him to anyone.
in Pottsville, PA |
Compassionate, caring, professional, thorough. After knee & shoulder replacement, I am free from pain and was able to return to full productive life.
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Dr. Soffer accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
    Keystone Health Plan East POS
  • Principal Financial Group
  • QualCare
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Surgical Institute of Reading
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Saint Joseph Medical Center
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