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Qualifications and Experience
***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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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 possible treatment 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!
Have taken first step in finding the cause.
I thought Dr. Farber was great! He explained everything to me and answered all my questions..
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.
Very pleasant. Professional thorough knowledgeable
Very nice, attentive and informative
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!
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.
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 not very 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.
Everyone was pleasant and professional. It was a nice first appointment experience.
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.
Came back for a follow up and had all my questions answered. I was in and out in no time. Highly recommended!
Excellent MD for sports medicine. Kind, courteous, and professional. Will be back for a follow up!
Personal and professional Great experience
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.
Nice staff, very competent assistants, very thorough Dr. Farber...
Dr was friendly and discussed all treatment and diagnostic options with me. He listened to me and was very receptive. Also personable.
he paid attention to history- clearly highly intelligent- focused- took time to explain options-
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!
Dr Farber is very knowledgeable and treated my injuries and pain right away,Gave me a short term and long term diagnosis
very professional and trustworthy.
professional, efficient and great attitude by everyone that worked with me.
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!
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.
Great as always, evaluated my knee and was confident in his diagnosis. One of the best doctors I have ever met and gone too
Efficiency with professionalism and knowledge - perfect
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.
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 amount of time with me and didn't seem rushed at all which I appreciated. Great experience for me!
He was very professional and thorough. Will absolutely be using Dr. Farber in the future.
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 occurring and explained a well rounded plan of action for treatment and completely answered my questions.
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.
He was honest and gave great advice, would recommend him again.
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 to him! 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).
Direct and efficient. Really made an effort to anwser any questions.
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's ever had that type of injection himself. The procedure has left me in more pain & discomfort that before I came in.
Was very happy with Dr Farber and the option he presented me with. I will be following up with him in a month.
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 input on your feelings about his treatment plan. Definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with orthopedic issues!
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.
Very nice Dr. Recommend him to anyone
Doctor was honest with treatment options and took time to answer questions.
After many visits over the year I am very happy with the interactions (including 2 surgeries) I had with Dr. Farber and his staff. I highly recommend him!
Dr. Farber is excellent, I have been treated by him about 5 years ago for a knee injury. T4uely believe is one of the top surgeons in the state.
The office staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Farber unfortunately could not help my condition, since it was outside of his specialty. The purpose of his evaluation mainly served as a referral elsewhere. I appreciated his connecting me with with another reputable practice.
Office staff was very friendly yet professional. i wish i had filled out my paperwork first on ZocDoc. My paperwork was the only thing that held up the process. Doc Farber was on time, caring, and honest.
Dr. Father was great. His staff was really friendly and he was very thorough and gave me great information. Nice office as well.
I liked him because he was to the point and suggested a couple of options to me.
Excellent. Great communication. Prompt. Would highly recommend.
Right to the point, honest and got to the root of my issue. I highly recommend this practice
Dr. Farber was excellent. He was very thorough in his line of questioning regarding my issue and was able to offer a very good diagnosis in a short amount of time. He was considerate of treatment options and clearly didn't want to race to drastic measures for addressing the problem. Highly recommend him.
He didn't seem to care about my symptoms I had with my arms. He seemed to be in such a hurry. Never again.
Knowledgeable, fast and thourogh. Explained condition in an easily understood manner.
Dr. Farber is a delight. He lays out all the options and answers all questions thoroughly.
My visit to Dr Farber's office was great! His staff is very friendly and helpful. The office is very clean and nicely decorated. The waiting room is comfortable although I wasn't there long. Dr. Farber is very thorough, explained the procedure, and made sure to answer all of my questions.
My appointment was awesome. Dr. Farber is really great. I would highly recommend him to family and friends. Your staff are all so friendly.
Dr. Farber was very knowledgeable and thanks to his treatment the soreness in my knee went away and is still gone!
Professional, highly skilled, informative very pleased with our choice of Dr. Farber
Dr . Farber was professional, courteous and listened attentively.
I was very pleased with Dr. Farber, He was good at explaining everything so that I could understand it. I look forward to seeing him again.
Dr. Farber was attentive and personal. He explained what the knee issues were that were causing me pain. He asked more than once if I had questions. He was personal and professional - a great combination! I was able to get an appointment within 5 days of when I called.
Dr. Farber took X-rays, gave a diagnosis that made sense, and a plan of action for me to follow.
Couldn't ask for a better visit.
Dr. Farber is always very thorough with his exam every time I visit him. He has fixed my right rotator cuff and I couldn't be happier. Now my left shoulder has bursitis, tendinitis and arthritis in it and he is looking at all avenues in releaving my pain. I'm allergic to cortisone so injections are out, so we are doing aggressive PT and hoping for the best. I won't go to any other Orthopedist!
Dr Farber is a very good doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a specialist. He is very thorough in his understanding of your injury. He explains in great detail about what has happened and what te options are going forward. I'd like to thank him and his staff for their utmost professional care
Dr Farber was very professional. His knowledgeable staff took me in immediately and began the process of X-Rays and medical history. His assessment and follow up were very thorough and helped to negate a large portion of the pain I was experiencing. Very happy and have already recommended him to my wife.
I think Dr. Farber is smart and up on the latest research. I've been pleased with his care for the past three years.
Very knowledgable in how to help me. It was refreshing that he didn't just throw pills at me and tell me to sleep.
Professional, very knowledgeable, great explanations, straight to the point, and made sure not to waste my time and money on unneccessary treatments.
GREAT STAFF!!!!! DR FARBER was great ,he was very concern, made sure he answered all guestion..Love the place:)
Doctor was punctual with appointment and confident with diagnosing my injury. I appreciated that.
Outstanding! I've had two surgeries with him.
very competent and considerate physician
Wonderful! Thank you Dr. Farber!!
its helpful. i got my all questions answered & cleared my doubts.
Thorough examination of my presenting problem, selection of alternative treatments. I felt listened to. The tech who admitted me and took X-rays was terrific and very professional and friendly.
I was very impressed with the entire experience. I was treated very courteously & felt my concerns were important. I would highly recommend Dr. Farber & his staff to anyone.
Super visit Dr. Farber! Thanks for your help.
I like this office. I was checked for Achilles pain & was diagnosed with Achilles tendinitis. Everyone at the office from receptionist to X-rays technician, to Dr Farber was very professional, enthusiastic, and very easy to work with. I highly recommend this place. Will start Physio therapy soon with a follow up visit in 4 weeks,
The visit was fine. Dr. Farber took time to answer my questions. Dr. Farber gave me a referral to get an MRI. However I was unable to schedule the MRI even though I was going to pay for it myself. The scheduler told me I have to first get authorization from my health insurance. She said it's against the law! I hate the so called Affordable healthcare act. It's not affordable and it's nothing but a huge and expensive bureaucracy. I am not allowed to get a doctor's recommended exam even though I am willing and able to pay for it. What kind of democracy is this?
Quick professional through. X-ray in office huge time saver.
I had met Adam Farber when he worked with my prior Doctor in another office. I was impressed with how easy it was to make an appointment (same day), how pleasant the staff is and Dr. Farber, himself. He is friendly, patient, and thoroghly explains processes. Good job!!
I was very impressed with everyone there, they were all so helpful and friendly. We loved Dr. Farber.
He was very thorough and efficient and I look forward to returning to his office!
The appt was easy to schedule and was seen right after all tge paperwork was done.
The staff was very friendly and got me in to see Dr. Farber right away. Dr. Farber was engaging and answered all my questions in depth. He recommended a course of action that I am comfortable to follow. "No doubt" I made a great choice to help with my knee condition.
He look so knowledge, about the issue I went in to for, thanks.
Dr. Farber and his staff were great! I was seen right away and Dr. Farber thoroughly explained my options and really listened to my concerns.
Great! Easy to communicate with, clear expectations, friendly and great follow up!
Clear, concise, freindly, competent, and thorough. .
Good! The Doctor explained his Diagnosis & proposed treatmet .