Speciality: Orthopaedics , Elbow, Knee, Neck, Back, Shoulder

+1 805 563 3307

Santa Barbara Office 401 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara
USA - 93101.

+1 805 563 3307

Santa Maria Office 326 West Main Street, Suite 120
Santa Maria
USA - 93458.

+1 805 925 9997

Bakersfield Office 2725 16th Street
USA - 93301.

+1 661 864 1150

Oxnard Office 640 South B Street
USA - 93030.

+1 805 485 7042



At the Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care relating to back and neck conditions. Additionally, we also specialize in treatment of orthopedic conditions, including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot conditions.

We believe that patients benefit from a conservative (non-surgical), multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Our focus is on addressing total patient care by guiding our patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and re-injury prevention. Treatment options include pain management, spinal injections, and, if necessary, minimally invasive surgeries such as outpatient microdiscectomy, spinal fusion, and arthroscopic surgery. In combination, this broad-based variety of modalities helps to ensure our patients receive a comprehensive approach to recovery.

Here at the Spine and Orthopedic Center, our dedicated team of physicians includes Dr. Alan Moelleken, Dr. Matthew Pifer, Dr. Thomas Jacques, and Dr. Benjamin Dirkx, who bring with them decades of combined experience. Dr. Moelleken is Board Certified in Orthopedic surgery, and is Spine Fellowship Trained in Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in surgical and non-surgical spine treatment. Dr. Pifer is Board Certified in Orthopedic surgery, and Fellowship Trained in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He specializes in complex minimally invasive shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgical techniques, as well as other general Orthopedic issues. Dr. Jacques is Board Certified in pain medicine, and fellowship trained in interventional pain management. He specializes in minimally invasive, outpatient spine procedures for chronic pain. Dr. Dirkx is Board Certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Board Certified in Pain Medicine, and Board Eligible in electro diagnostic medicine. He specializes in sports medicine, musculoskeletal injuries, EMGs, interventional spine procedures, and Regenerative Medicine injections such as Platelet Rich Plasma and prolotherapy.

Our team of physician assistants work closely with our physicians to provide patients with a full spectrum of treatment solutions. If you are suffering from either minor or debilitating pain relating to orthopedic, back, neck, foot, or ankle conditions, we encourage you to contact The Spine and Orthopedic Center today to learn more about your treatment options.

Well established and busy private orthopedic, spine and pain management practice in California is seeking to add a Physician Assistant to our team. We are interested in applicants with orthopedic, spine, and /or pain management experience, as well as recent graduates. Our practice utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach along with the latest treatment and surgical techniques. You will be part of a growing and successful practice with world renowned doctors and locations throughout Southern California (Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Oxnard, and Bakersfield). This position entails working in a very fast-paced/busy office and will involve travel to all clinic locations. All interested applicants must be willing to travel to our various clinic locations. Applicants must possess a current Physician Assistant license from the State of California. Attention to detail and excellent communication are a must. A Masters in Physician Assistant studies is preferred. Experience in orthopedics and/or pain management preferred. All interested applicants are requested to e-mail their resume to adela@spineandorthocenter.com Please visit our website for additional information about our clinic, current providers and locations www.spineandorthocenter.com

We look forward to assisting you in your first steps towards recovery!


To learn more about your treatment options: (805) 563-3307

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