Dr. Alfred Durham, MD

Dr. Alfred Durham, MD

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Dr. Alfred Durham, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.Read his story

LewisGale Physicians

1802 Braeburn Dr

Salem, VA 24153
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Durham's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Durham "Alfred A. Durham, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Salem, Virginia. Dr. Durham earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his postgraduate work at American University and completed his residency in pediatric orthopedics at Alfred I. DuPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware, and his orthopedic surgery residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Durham is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has special interests in sports medicine, adult reconstructive surgery, trauma, pediatric surgery, and arthroscopy. Dr. Durham's care philosophy is that treatment of musculoskeletal conditions can give functional benefits lasting years beyond simple pain relief. He believes in 'golden rule medicine' and tries to utilize all non-operative options before going to surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Durham "I believe that treatment of musculoskeletal conditions can give functional benefits lasting years beyond simple pain relief. I believe in " golden rule medicine " and would not offer a treatment I would not take myself. I treat patients not X-Ray or MRI scans. I try to exhaust all non operative options prior to using surgical options."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

101  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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51  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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.

Education

  • University of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Geisinger Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Alfred I DuPont Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Geisinger Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Durham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Durham's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Durham to family and friends
19 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Durham's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Dr. DURHAM HAS BEEN MY DR. SINCE 2009, I REALLY TRUST HIM AND HE IS A VERY CARING DR.
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Good Evening, Dr Durnham came very highly recommended to me when he need arose for an Orthapedic surgeon.. I needed a knee replacement..I was very nervous about the procedure, when my Doctor made a request for consult at Lewis-Gale, I knew once I entered his office, I had made the right decision....more
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Dr. Durham has operated on me 4 times beginning in 1994 with great results each time. I would highly recommend him to anyone need an Orthopedic Dr., or surgeon.
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Dr. Durham has replaced a knee for me and my left shoulder. He’s got a great bedside manner and will spend all the time you need in an office visit. His PA Shane is also great.
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Heard many good things about Dr. Durham. Turns out, it was worth the wait for an appointment. He is professional, skilled and HE LISTEN!!!
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