Dr. Timothy Spiegel, MD
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Dr. Timothy Spiegel, MD


Rheumatology | Male

TIMOTHY M SPIEGEL MD 1919 State St Ste 306 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Get Directions
(805) 682-5752


Dr. Timothy Spiegel, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Spiegel is affiliated with Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Ojai, CA |
I had an appointment scheduled with Dr. Spiegel and all my info was given to his office prior to my appointment. I drove 45min to my appointment only to be told they don't take my PPO insurance. Dr told me "I don't take it because it's not worth it to me". To my face more than once. He was and still is on my list of providers. I was a scared patient looking for answers and left his office in tears and now I'm on another waiting list. I'm applaud and saddened he would treat someone needing help.
in Oxnard, CA |
Dr. Spiegel was absolutely the most beneficial and most dedicated doctor that we met in California, during our 5 month nightmare fight with my Aunt's Scleroderma and trust me when I tell you we spent over a month in UCLA hospital and met many doctors. Not only did he give us an abundance of his time but he also was quick to respond to phone calls and able to quickly and correctly diagnose issues. I highly recommend him to anyone that has had issues getting results for their autoimmune disease.
in Fillmore, CA |
I work with physicians and they all recommended Dr. Spiegel to me. I have had RA for 11 years. My first visit was in August 2016. Dr. Speigel was so easy to talk to. He listened to my concerns and symptoms, gave me several options for new treatment and made me and my husband happy with our decision to select Dr. Speigel as my new Rheumatologist. I will recommend him to my friends in need of a rheumatologist. Thank you Dr. Speigel.
in Ventura, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Spiegel by my primary doctor for my painful and arthritic hands and body joints which, coupled with a high rheumatoid lab results, seemed to my primary care doctor to need an expert opinion. I immediately saw that Dr. Spiegel was a character...a nice character who know alot. He looked at my hands and instantly reassured me that I had osteoarthritis as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis. I was elated. He really knows his business! He said good for you bad for me...we had a laug
in Santa Barbara, CA |
Dr. Spiegel may have a quirky bedside manner, but he has a deep knowledge of autoimmune diseases. I came to him after other doctors hadn't been able to help. He diagnosed me and offered what limited treatments were available for my condition. Most importantly, he was willing to listen to me and treat me like an intelligent human being.
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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


  • Medical School
    University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Residency Hospital
    Geo Washington University Hospital
    UCLA Med Center
    Vet Affairs Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCLA Affil Pgm
  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection