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Dr. Adam Farber, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

***When booking an appointment, please provide more detailed information about what you would like to be seen for.*** Dr. Farber attended Stanford University for his undergraduate education; he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. His medical education was completed at the University of California at Irvine where he was honored with induction into the Alpha Omega honor society. He completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at the world famous Johns Hopkins Hospital where he served as an administrative chief resident and was awarded the resident research award. He subsequently completed an extra year of fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. During his fellowship, he served as assistant team physician for the athletic department at Loyola Marymount University, and associate team physician for Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks and part of the medical staff for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Avengers and USC Football. During his fellowship, he received the Kerlan-Jobe Basic Science Research Award for his research on rotator interval closure techniques.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Irvine, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1508910944

Office locations

Phoenix Shoulder and Knee

1215 W Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 105

Tempe, AZ 85281

Patient reviews
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I found Dr Farber to be pleasant, attentive,and easy to talk to. I appreciate his conservative approach to my condition. I believe he has kept me from undergoing an unnecessary surgery at this time. His staff was friendly and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Dr Farber.
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Excellent visit. Saw doctor quickly and he spent time addressing my issue and looking for a solution. Highly recommend Dr. Farber
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Staff is a little abrupt both in person and on the phone. Everyone seems to mean well but listening goes a long way. Dr Farber was fine and asked all relevant questions.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Farber was very knowledgeable and slow to go iver all my options. I have no reservations moving forward with my surgery with him. Facilities are very nice and his assistant is very helpful. Front desk ladies aren't very friendly butthey're not mean either. Overall I'm happy I found this practice and I'm very hopeful for my procedure.
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Very thorough and informative. I did not feel rushed.
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Great doctor, honest, direct, professional, knowledgeable and skilled.
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His credentials are first rate and he takes the time to really talk with you and answers all questions thoroughly. He is truly *****
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Dr. Farber explains everything very well and helps the patient make an informed decision on a treatment plan. Highly recommend!
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Clean spacious office. Hardly any wait time... often seen almost immediately. Very helpful physician's assistant. Visits are brief but very informative. Dr. Farber answers all questions and explains in detail the problem and ALL possibletreatment options. He is polite, clear and concise in his explanations, and best of all, INCLUDES THE PATIENT in deciding the next treatment step. The decision is made TOGETHER. You are made to feel that you are actually participating in your own medical care. I like the fact that Dr. Farber allows the patient to hear his thinking process aloud which therefore gives the patient a better understanding of how he arrives at his conclusions. There is NO COERCION to have surgery but instead a conservative approach that considers surgery to be a LAST RESORT. I recommend Dr. Farber highly to others who are looking for a pleasant and proficient orthopedic surgeon. Thanks!
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Have taken first step in finding the cause.
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Great
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I thought Dr. Farber was great! He explained everything to me and answered all my questions..
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Brilliant clinician. Took the time to show me the details of my MRI and explain the entire physical exam. Detailed my treatment program and all my options. Did not get upset with me when I deferred the lucrative bursal injection for physical therapy and NSAIDs.
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Very pleasant. Professional thorough knowledgeable
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Very nice, attentive and informative
Less than 1 year ago
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No wait time! Dr. Farber gave an injection in each knee and I can't believe how much better they feel! My whole experience was awesome and I would recommend this Dr. to anyone with knee issues!
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I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone I know. I’d never recommend this place to my worst enemy. The receptionist was extremely rude.
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More than 1 year ago
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Excellent
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Front desk receptionist and x ray tech were gossiping about guys for my entire wait, and seemed bothered that I was there. Same x-ray ray tech did not offer mobility assistance(came in for knee issue) getting into position and was notvery accommodating. I was instructed after my visit that if symptoms don't subside to call back to schedule an MRI, and that the prescription would be ready for me. They did not, and I called a week after my appointment. The receptionist stated that the medical assistant handles that, and he was out at lunch. She transferred me to his machine and I left a message. I did not hear back, and called the next day. The receptionist told me that he was 'working on it.' All I was trying to get the go ahead to schedule an appointment with an external imaging company. I waited two more days, and called again. The receptionist seemed bothered that I had called and told me to be patient. Four hours later the pdf prescription was emailed to me with the Simon med number for scheduling. I don't see how that took three days to send an email that was already prepared. Scheduling it was an easy phone call. Doctor farber was great. But his staff was not. I will not be continuing my care here.
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone was pleasant and professional. It was a nice first appointment experience.
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Dr. Farber and his staff are very professional and knowledgeable. He does not push unnecessary survey. I have knee problems and he has helped me get back my mobility. I am very happy.
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Came back for a follow up and had all my questions answered. I was in and out in no time. Highly recommended!
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Excellent MD for sports medicine. Kind, courteous, and professional. Will be back for a follow up!
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Personal and professional Great experience
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Dr. Adam Farber has a very good bedside manner. He speaks very clearly and explains all that one needs to know regarding diagnosis and why procedures and/or certain therapies are necessary. He involves the patient in the decision-making process.Office visits are brief but adequate. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends for all of their future orthopedic needs.
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Nice staff, very competent assistants, very thorough Dr. Farber...
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Dr was friendly and discussed all treatment and diagnostic options with me. He listened to me and was very receptive. Also personable.
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he paid attention to history- clearly highly intelligent- focused- took time to explain options-
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Farber was very patient, offered as much help as possible. Gave me a realistic picture of what could and should be going on. Also he referred me to an office that got me a next day appointment for an MRI.Very kind and genuine guy as well as his office personnel. Highly recommend him to my fellow athletes!
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Dr Farber is very knowledgeable and treated my injuries and pain right away,Gave me a short term and long term diagnosis
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very professional and trustworthy.
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professional, efficient and great attitude by everyone that worked with me.
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He was very specific about the surgery with detailed pictures and written account that may be kept for my records. I feel surgery was absolutely the right decision. Playing as a cellist with a strong bowing arm is opening up challenging pieces to learn in retirement!
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Very well organized office. Staff is professional and efficient. X-ray and ultrasound equipment are inn the office. Results were immediately available. Dr was very clear and pleasant.
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Great as always, evaluated my knee and was confident in his diagnosis. One of the best doctors I have ever met and gone too
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Efficiency with professionalism and knowledge - perfect
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The staff was friendly. The surgeon was understanding and direct in his evaluation of the problem. I had researched Dr. Farber's training and was very satisfied.
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I was seen quickly and well taken care of. Every employee in the office greeted me with a smile and each one seemed to generally care about the level of service provided. I felt like Dr. Farber spent an ample amountof time with me and didn't seem rushed at all which I appreciated. Great experience for me!
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He was very professional and thorough. Will absolutely be using Dr. Farber in the future.
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Wasn't too sure at first meeting and felt he was blowing off my shoulder pain but once dr. Farber rec'd more info from an MRI, he was extremely helpful with explaining what was going on, where and how it was occurringand explained a well rounded plan of action for treatment and completely answered my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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I HAVE NEVER BEEN TREATED SO RUDELY!. HE MADE ME WAIT 30 MIN, THEN RUSHED THRU THE APPOINTMENT. HE APPEARED TO BE ANNOYED AND SNAPPED AT ME WHEN I DIDN'T ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS QUICK ENOUGH. VERYY DISRESPECTFUL. AMD HIS OFFICE STAFF ARE SNOBS, RUDW AND UNPROFESSIONAL.
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He was honest and gave great advice, would recommend him again.
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I would never recommend Dr. Farber to anyone. He expressed zero empathy, asked me questions and wrote notes, but made no eye contact with me. I am in pain, I was on the verge of tears while I was talking tohim! Furthermore, I was able to get a hold of my MRI results and talk to another provider and the diagnosis was totally different than what Dr. Farber stated (and yes, I had my MRI CD with me at the appointment).
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Direct and efficient. Really made an effort to anwser any questions.
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I was given a cortisone shot in my shoulder that was so excruciating I thought I was going to faint. The fact he didn't suggest or offer a topical, like Lidocaine, to numb the area first, makes me wonder if he'sever had that type of injection himself. The procedure has left me in more pain & discomfort that before I came in.
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Was very happy with Dr Farber and the option he presented me with. I will be following up with him in a month.
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Follow up visit with Dr. Farber. Overall great experience. Very direct and informative and took the time to explain everything. He treats you with respect and doesn't talk down to you. He presents options and allows you to have an inputon your feelings about his treatment plan. Definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with orthopedic issues!
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He was great, answered all of my questions, and helped me feel confident that I didn't actually do anything wrong to my knee. He referred me out for an MRI and we'll touch base once he can review the results for that.
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Very nice Dr. Recommend him to anyone
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