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Have psoriatic arthritis and need hand surgery to replace some joints. Suggest best surgeon?

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I have psoriatic arthritis and need hand surgery to replace some joints in my fingers. I would like to know the best surgeon to go to please.

Should I go to Duke?





Posted Mon, 30 Sep 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms. Viva XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting your query.

I have found the below mentioned doctors who are specialists in hand surgeries near to your location (Pinehurst, NC).

Dr. XXXXXXX D. XXXXXXX MD
Specialist in Hand Surgery, Board Certified, Male, Age 57
Mid-South Orthopedics Clinic PA
40 Aviemore Dr
Pinehurst, NC 0000
(910) 295-4500 (Office)
Has no sanctions or board actions,
Dr. XXXXXXX has:
31 Years of Practice
1 Hospital Affiliation
1 Office Location
4 Insurance Carriers

Dr. Horace W. Miller IV, MD
Specialist in Hand Surgery. Male, Age 57
Fayetteville Plastic Sgy Specs
1774 Metromedical Dr
Fayetteville, NC 0000
(910) 323-1203 (Office)
Dr. Miller IV has:
31 Years of Practice
2 Hospital Affiliations
1 Office Location
8 Insurance Carriers
Has no sanctions or board actions,

Dr. XXXXXXX A. Dalsmer, DO
Hand Surgery, Board Certified, Male, Age 50
Southeastern Orthopedics
730 Oakridge Blvd Suite B
Lumberton, NC 0000
(910) 738-1065 (Office)
Dr. Dalsmer has:
23 Years of Practice
1 Hospital Affiliation
1 Office Location
13 Insurance Carriers
Has no sanctions or board actions,


Dr. XXXXXXX G. Tuttle, MD
Hand Surgery, Board Certified, Male, Age 40

(1)

222 Ashville Ave Suite 20 XXXXXXX NC 0000
(919) 781-5600 (Office)

(2)

0000 Durant Rd Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 0000
(919) 781-5600 (Office)

Dr. Tuttle has:
14 Years of Practice
2 Office Locations
10 Insurance Carriers
Has no sanctions or board actions,


Dr. XXXXXXX A. Baker, MD
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery XXXXXXX SPINE & HAND CENTER, PA XXXXXXX Spine & Hand Center, PA
1809 Brenner Ave Suite 102
Salisbury, NC 0000
(704) 636-4646 (Office)
(704) 636-4447 (Fax)

Dr. Baker has:
20 Years of Practice
1 Hospital Affiliation
1 Office Location
17 Insurance Carriers.
Has no sanctions or board actions,

I am not able to guide you with reference to your other query regarding going to Duke, as I am not sure which Duke you are referring to. If you would be kind enough to clarify that I should be able to help you with the same.

Hope this information helps you and you would be able to fix appointment with one of these doctors, and proceed ahead accordingly.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Regards,
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Follow-up: Have psoriatic arthritis and need hand surgery to replace some joints. Suggest best surgeon? 44 hours later
Thank you for your answer. I am obviously worried about surgery on my hand as I have limited use now and would like it to be improved but terrified to make it worse! I have consulted Dr Brenner in Pinehurst but friends have said it would be better to go to a big hospital. The best one I know of in the area is Duke hospital in Raleigh.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
Duke hospital has 5 specialists in hand surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mrs Viva XXXXXXX

Thank you for writing back.

The list of doctors which I have given earlier has the well known doctors near to Pinehurst, NC. These are the doctors who have had best patient reviews.

Duke hospital has five specialists in Hand surgery, some of them more than 55 years of expertise in the field. I will list out the doctors for your reference in order of patient reviews, best on the top.


Dr. XXXXXXX O. Schricker, MD
Hand Surgery
3404 Wake Forest Rd Suite 303, Raleigh, NC 0000
Dr. Schricker has:
24 Years of Practice
11 Insurance Carriers.


Dr. XXXXXXX R. Post, MD
Hand Surgery
3404 Wake Forest Rd Suite 303, Raleigh, NC 0000
Dr. Post has:
21 Years of Practice
8 Insurance Carriers


Dr. XXXXXXX M. Messer, MD
Hand Surgery
3404 Wake Forest Rd Suite 303, Raleigh, NC 0000
Dr. Messer has:
18 Years of Practice
7 Insurance Carriers

Dr. XXXXXXX R. Urbaniak, MD
Hand Surgery
4101 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 0000
Dr. Urbaniak has:
51 Years of Practice
1 Insurance Carrier

Dr. XXXXXXX S. Edwards Jr, MD
Hand Surgery
3404 Wake Forest Rd Suite 303, Raleigh, NC 0000
Dr. Edwards Jr has:
56 Years of Practice
8 Insurance Carriers

You can visit any of them.

Dr. Brenner is near to your place.

I am sorry, I will not be able to tell you who you should go to, you have to make up your mind about that. But I can tell you one thing, the doctors will be able to help you with your hand and they will definitely improve the function of your hand. Surgeries are done so that you can have a better quality life.

It is best to go to a hospital in case you are in doubt, because, in hospital, it is the whole department that is taking care of you, so the chances of things going wrong are very very rare.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you again for writing to us. Please feel free to write back if you have further concerns or else you may close the discussion.

Wishing you a safe and quick surgery and speedy recovery.

Regards,
Dr. Yogesh. D
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