Dr. Alan Ertel, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Alan Ertel, MD
Dr. Alan Ertel, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Arlington, MA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Ertel is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital.

Arlington Office

22 Mill St Ste 302

Arlington, MA 02476

Contact Information
Dr. Alan Ertel, MD

Dr. Alan Ertel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Network Health
  • 3 More

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Dr. Ertel's Experience

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Dr. Ertel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
57

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • St Elizabeths Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • U Mass Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ertel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ertel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ertel to family and friends
4.4
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Ertel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Lexington, MA |
My primary care Doc referred me to Dr Ertel. I had no prior experience or knowledge of him & his reputation. In addressing wrist soreness along with tingling and vague numbness symptoms in my fingertips, he thoroughly explained the situation and all possible scenarios. I was very impressed with his communication skills. he gave me a detailed analysis that as a lay person I could grasp. He was patient and showed real concern. I honestly left feeling like I had discovered a medical gem-GGoolk
in Somerville, MA |
Dr. Ertel is chatty and easy-going. It can be difficulty to schedule an appointment with him, but I have never had an emergency, so am not sure about this. He is very knowledgable about the hand, and has helped me to think about mine. He doesn't jump to the surgical option, and, in fact, has prescribed splints for me as a first line treatment.
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Dr. Ertel accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Network Health
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ertel has admitting privileges

Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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