Dr. Alexander Croog, MD

Dr. Alexander Croog, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Alexander Croog, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in McLean, VA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

OrthoVirginia West End Orthopaedic Clinic

8180 Greensboro Dr Ste 300

McLean, VA 22102
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Croog performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Trigger Finger
very high
more than 96% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Croog's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Croog's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Croog "Originally from Rochester, New York, Dr. Alexander earned a BA cum laude in Psychology from Harvard University before studying medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. There, he was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Croog completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Zuckerman. He then served as a Mary S. Stern Hand and Upper Extremity Fellow under Dr. Peter Stern at the University of Cincinnati."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

16  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Mary S Stern Fellowship (Hand Surgery)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Croog has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Croog's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Croog to family and friends
51 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Croog's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Croog Says:

Thank you for providing feedback.  It is extremely valuable so that I can strive to improve the patient's experience and the care that I provide.  If you have a concern or complaint, I would love the opportunity to understand and speak with you further about it.  In that case, please call 703-810-5217 extension 2312 so that we can discuss.  Again, thank you.


Patient Comments (26)

Dr Croog was available, supportive and extremely professional during a very difficult time
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Great experience with Dr. Croog when trying to get to the bottom of the issues I was having with my right arm and hand. He was very thorough in his examination and recommended a much needed MRI. With the debilitating pain now under control, I am pleased with my visit and quality of care.
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Saw in April 2017 after my primary suggested him for something he suspected called "trigger thumb' which I had never heard of before. Made appointment, no delay, seen on time, checkout was seamless. Dr. Croog explained what 'trigger thumb' was, complete with a visual aid. Gave me a cortisone shot...more
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Dr. Croog spent a good amount of time with me and answered any questions I had. For a simple fracture he definitely gets the job done, if you have something more complicated you are better off with another doctor. Be sure to get the first appointment of the day if you can to avoid long waits
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Dr. Croog performed surgery on my elbow that had caused severe pain for years. I was shocked at the loss of pain within two weeks of the surgery. Dr. Croog explained the entire procedure and he was always helpful and informative at each follow up appointment. My results are amazing.
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