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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 62

8501 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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Indiana University Health - Methodist Hospital
1701 N Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Eskenazi Health
1001 W 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
8501 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Terre Haute Office
1801 N 6th St
Terre Haute, IN 47804
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    Dr. Fischer's Experience

    Dr. Fischer's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
    • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Microneurovascular Surgery
    • Microsurgical Procedure
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cartilage Tear
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Contracture
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dislocated Joint
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Or Upper Arm Arthritis
    • Elbow Pain
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Finger Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hand Injuries
    • Hand Pain
    • Joint Pain
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    • Laceration
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Ligament Sprain
    • Ligament Tears
    • Low Back Pain
    • Musculoskeletal Diseases
    • Nerve Conduction Disorders
    • Nerve Injury
    • Neurological Injuries
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
    • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wounds
    • Wrist Disorders
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Injuries
    • Wrist Pain
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Indiana.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, 1990
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1979

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Washington Medical Center
    Complete in 1980

    Residency Hospital

    Harborview Medical Center
    Complete in 1984
    University Of Washington Medical Center
    Complete in 1984

    Fellowship Hospital

    Ao International Fellowship
    Complete in 1985
    Duke University Hospital
    Complete in 1986
    Indiana University Medical Center
    Complete in 1985
    St Vincent Hospital and Health Services
    Complete in 1985

    Undergraduate Schools

    Butler University
    Graduated in 1975
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Fischer & Staff

    • English
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Fischer's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Eskenazi Health

    • Indiana University Health - Methodist Hospital

    • St. Vincent Carmel Hospital

    • St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

    • Union Hospital

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.4
    • 16 Star Ratings
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    4.4 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fischer to family and friends

    4.4 out of 5

    16 responses

    Dr. Fischer's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.4 out of 5

    16 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.4 out of 5

    16 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.4 out of 5

    16 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    15 responses

    Experience with Dr. Fischer

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.5 out of 5

    16 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.4 out of 5

    16 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.4 out of 5

    16 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.3 out of 5

    16 responses

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    Office Locations

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    Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
    8501 Harcourt Rd
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    (800) 888-4263 (Office)
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    Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
    Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Terre Haute Office
    1801 N 6th St
    Terre Haute, IN 47804
    (812) 234-8840 (Office)
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