Ben Dirkx, DO
Interventional Pain Management
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Ben Dirkx is a triple boarded physician in Interventional Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is also board eligible for certification in Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Dirkx graduated with honors from Michigan State University where he helped organize and supervise the intramural sports department.
He went on to complete his residency at William Beaumont Hospital under nationally recognized physicians Dr. Ronald Taylor and former national Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation president Myron Laban.
Dr. Dirkx volunteers for several athletic teams including the Santa Barbara City College football team and is the official doctor for the annual Santa Maria Rodeo.
Dr. Dirkx regularly attends new and innovative workshops around the country on the latest interventional pain procedures and regenerative medical techniques to be able to provide his patients with the latest and most up to date options for their care.
He enjoys spending his free time competing in competitive endurance cycling events around the state and playing in competitive ice hockey leagues.
Dr. Dirkx is part of several medical societies including California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, Wilderness Medicine Society, AAPM&R, and North American Neuromodulation Society among several others.
Dr. Dirkx believes in developing a comprehensive and unique plan of care for each of his patients to best suit their improvement in quality of life and functional goals.