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Sibel Demir-Deviren


Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist

Dr. Sibel Demir-Deviren is a physiatrist, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She treats a wide range of conditions – from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries – with the goal of restoring function. Her expertise includes musculoskeletal disorders, acute and chronic pain, interventional therapy for the spine, joint and soft tissue injections, and peripheral nerve blocks.

In her research, Demir-Deviren assesses outcomes for patients who receive interventional spinal therapy. She is also interested in studying mechanisms involved in injury of intervertebral discs (the cushioning structures in between the vertebrae) and opioid-induced hyperalgesia (heightened response to pain).

Demir-Deviren completed postdoctoral research in orthopedic surgery at UCSF, examining outcomes in patients with scoliosis, other spinal disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's disease.

  • Education

    Hacettepe University, 1993

  • Residencies

    Ankara State Hospital, 1997

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Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    230 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 15, 2023
    Dr. Sibel Deviren is simply the best!
    Nov 04, 2023
    Care provider was willing to answer all of my questions. Did not make me feel hurried.
    Nov 02, 2023
    Love how thorough the visit was. And the ease of getting the appointment and getting all questions answered
    Oct 28, 2023
    Dr. Deviren is awesome. She is really smart knowledgeable caring and compassionate.
    Oct 26, 2023
    I am very impressed with the care I have received at UCSF. Everyone listens attentively to my concerns and my cares have been addressed.
    Oct 25, 2023
    Since my insurance only approved me for one visit I'm not sure how to get the emg test approved/covered . If I need to wait for insurance approval before scheduling the test.
    Oct 25, 2023
    I always feel Dr. Sibel Deviren considers my whole medical case. She is excellent at judging pain management and counseling me re my options and how to get to the best possible outcome with exercise PT and weight loss.
    Oct 19, 2023
    No risks or side effects were mentioned.
    Oct 15, 2023
    I went to MRI @7 am and my appt w Dr was at 11:30 didn't get seen till almost 2 pm for short amt of time after driving 5 hours to SF & another 5 hours hone
    Oct 14, 2023
    Dr. Deviren is the perfect provider! She is kind kind receptive and skilled in her approach to my back issue.
    Sep 03, 2023
    Physician was open to all the questions I had.and did not make me feel hurried.
    Aug 28, 2023
    Dr. Deviren was very interested in making sure my questions were answered and reviewed my care very thoroughly. She listened to my concerns and adjusted treatment accordingly.
    Aug 01, 2023
    This doctor is the best one could ever hope for and I trust her completely with my care and treatment.
    Jul 26, 2023
    Excellent & personal care from Dr. Deviren. Very helpful discussion with kindness & care.
    Jul 07, 2023
    I was so pleased with this visit -- exceptional care & attention to my medical needs
    Jun 04, 2023
    I was seen one hour late Doctor was rushed.
    May 31, 2023
    Excellent in every way possible.
    May 18, 2023
    Absolutely terrible service
    May 03, 2023
    Dr DEVIREN WAS WONDERFUL very pleased and happy she's on my case!
    May 03, 2023
    Good listener but I would have liked more time to understand the information given to me
    Mar 18, 2023
    Dr. Sibel Deviren tries hard to treat the whole patient. She is excellent at recognizing lifestyle issues as well as medical pain management.
    Mar 06, 2023
    She has cancelled on me numerous times and always runs about an hour late. She doesn't seem to really know about my issues and never seems to have looked at my chart before she comes in to see me. I have been very disappointed in her and am very shocked she is a dr at UCSF
    Feb 22, 2023
    Great bedside manner
    Feb 09, 2023
    Dr. Sibel Deviren is awesome. Excellent compassionate very knowledgeable physician.
    Feb 09, 2023
    This is the 4th time I have seen Dr. Deviren. She is a very rare and exceptional Dr. She is kind caring professional and very thoughtful in her response to questions. I always come away from seeing her with a wealth of knowledge about my condition and how to improve my health. I very much appreciate the depth of her medical knowledge combined with her thoroughness and kindness
    Jan 30, 2023
    MD was engaged in our conversation looking me in the eye and letting me know a generalized result of the information but seemed in a rush ( I get this is a possibility for a busy practice) but the PA told me she would pull up my images to review. She gave me a brief explanation of the MRI with treatment options but only when prompting did she open my chart on EPIC to review the material. MY MRI was a page of results and as a health care provider I had several specific questions. I never was shown any of my images and specifics were vague. Overall the MD was engaging and kind but also seemed in a hurry after I waited over an hour.
    Jan 25, 2023
    I like Dr. Deviren however she seems to always be canceling upcoming days so tries to crunch too many appointments into one day and consequently runs an hour late in her appointments
    Jan 22, 2023
    Doctor was giving positive feedback and advice so that patient had hopes for better health
    Jan 12, 2023
    I was referred to another specialist
    Jan 07, 2023
    This office and staff are one of the best at UCSF-efficient organized professional Andy patient-oriented. My husband and I have had medical care and procedures for the past 13 years and have experienced multiple departments and staff.
    Dec 10, 2022
    She caught that my pain suggested a different issue than previously thought. She was rushed and a bit curt but otherwise I'm very satisfied.
    Dec 05, 2022
    I have had plenty of experience as both a caregiver (parents siblings & nephew) and as a patient with a number of hospitals & medical teams. This has been the best experience hands down. (Including Johns Hopkins In Baltimore Columbia & Suburban & Sinai in Baltimore.)
    Nov 21, 2022
    From my initial x-ray to MRI's to various doctors it took me 6 months to finally get this appointment. The physician rushed through my appointment and minimized my concerns. It wasn't clear to me if she actually even reviewed my MRI. Asking questions seemed like a nuissance to her. So dissapointing. Not even sure what to do from here because not sure she even considered my ailments appropriately. It was a very "defeating" visit. I have struggled with this back pain for 10 years
    Nov 03, 2022
    They were excellent
    Oct 25, 2022
    Once I got into my appointment the doctor was very good. It was worth the wait but there was quite a wait to get in to see her
    Oct 21, 2022
    This has been an overall shit show. I never had a conversation with the care provider. I have only talked with her staff. She did perform the procedure but never had any kind of conversation with me directly. I am not sure what to make of it. I had a follow up appointment with her and she did not attend that. I feel upset and disregarded.
    Sep 09, 2022
    The team in the Spine Center is just terrific and the new facility is comfortable.
    Jun 02, 2022
    Dr. Sibel Deviren's compassion is a hallmark all should strive to achieve.
    May 20, 2022
    The provider never listen to what I have to say she never gave me an answer because the problem I have with always there but for some reason when I got this new medicine I have a different problem and she didn't listen
    May 18, 2022
    I don't recommend doctors to anyone else as I feel that is a very private personal decision.
    May 18, 2022
    I have already recommendation to Dr. Deviren. She has been seen.
    Mar 30, 2022
    Dr. Deviren is very knowledgeable an expert. She also is very compassionate! An all around "miracle doctor"!
    Mar 22, 2022
    I keep on checking my MyChart account for it after visit summarys from my visit with the doctor as well as results from the radiology exam that had been ordered for me but there are STILL no aftervisit summaries And that's honestly irritating.
    Mar 22, 2022
    Dr Deviren is very brusque and does not appear to enjoy interacting. I could not fully understand her and she has not posted Visit Notes. She mentioned some type of fracture and I couldn't understand the word.
    Mar 03, 2022
    I felt like I was a annoyance and that the provider didn't really listen to any of my concerns. I felt very dismissed and like the visit was a waste of time. I didn't even feel comfortable asking all of the questions because it was so rushed and dismissive.
    Mar 01, 2022
    The physical medical hx form I completed and detailed supplementaI information about my health issue that I emailed to the doctor's office was not accessible to the doctor in advance of my appointment We were unable to reference that information during the appointment.
    Feb 21, 2022
    I thank Dr. Sibel Deviren for her medical care as well as always answering questions and offering alternatives. Thanks...much appreciated!
    Feb 18, 2022
    Dr. Deviren is knowledgeable and explains things well
    Feb 17, 2022