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Specialties & Research
Dr. Philip Deffer, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand.
- He has special expertise in 5 areas:
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Hand Surgery
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Education & Awards
Dr. Deffer graduated from Texas Tech University , Lubbock.
Dr. Deffer has 16 hospital affiliations:
- Spencer Hospital
- Lakes Regional Healthcare
Accepted Insurance Plans
Dr. Deffer accepts these health insurances in at least one office:
- United Healthcare - 2 plans
- Great-West Healthcare - 2 plans
- Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield - 2 plans
- Cigna - 2 plans
- Iowa Medicaid - 1 plan