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 38 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.Read his story

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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
INTotal Health
IN Total Health
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Durham's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Drainage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham performs Joint Drainage more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Durham performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Joint Arthrocentesis
Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham performs Steroid Injection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Durham performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

Dr. Durham's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Durham's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Durham

4.8

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Very good doctor, shows care and concern!
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I have been seen by Dr. Durham over a period of about 25 years. He is a "Top Notch" doc. He is not a "scafell wielding" doctor and in my judgement surgery is not his first option. I would recommend him highly to both family and friends.
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Everyone in the office was nice. Dr. Durham was professional, a good listener and very easy to talk to. He took a lot of time with me and was very knowledgeable. Trust me...I am not going to let just anyone cut into my knees. I will likely have knee replacement but I'm not nearly as afraid now.
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Lewis Gale is an amazing facility with the very best healthcare in the area. I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes for any of the diagnostic services, even with a full waiting area. Specifically, Dr Durham and his staff are the BEST! With Dr Durham you have a highly skilled surgeon who is caring and relatable. They even have a sign in the large waiting room that says if you've waited more than 10 minutes, see the front desk. We can all agree that is unheard of in healthcare today.
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I have been more than pleased with Dr. Durham and all of the staff. They are friendly and understanding. The medical care and procedures I have had done have gone smoothly and results are great. I knew exactly what was being done and what to expect.
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He has performed several surgeries on me and he’s always been excellent!
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He is a doctor that takes a few minutes to catch up on the clients life from your last visit.
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I am a new patient of Dr Durham. His office was able to get me an appointment in a reasonable time. He was courteous and talked to me in words I understood. Gave me an exam and prescribed what medication I needed and therapy. Would highly recommend him for your doctor.
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Dr Durham has seen me for a couple of different issues. He is always professional and caring. He always explains things thoroughly and takes his time with the patients. I never have to wait either for an appointment or in the office. The office schedules appointments so there is adequate time for each client. Very skilled with cortisone injections.
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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. The staff , reception ladies were pleasant, and informative, all the staff associated with Dr. Durnham were amazing.. and of course I was very impressed Durnham, he was excellant. Highly recommend him.
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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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Did not feel rushed in the time he spent with me. Offered and explained several current and future treatment options I have.
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Appreciate his concern for helping his patients
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I 6 back surgeries at Carilion Clinic, with infections, PICC LINES & wound vac for months. So I when I needed another surgery,I went to Lewis Gale. Dr Durham was very professional and very caring. He knew my hesitant for another surgery. He went out of his way to take special care of me.He even saw me in between surgeries that he was doing when I got an infection. I have never had this type of care in my life and.I highly recommend him to everyone. He will take very good of you.
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dr.durham is a caring dr. with a passion in helping people with their medical problems
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I have been to Dr Durham on 3 occasions he did rotater cuff surgery on my left and Right shoulder several years ago and did a wonderful job I have recommended Dr Durham to several other friends of mine they have been just as happy. His assistant Shane and the rest of his staff have always been just the best as far as I'm concerned
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Dr Durham has been my doctor for over 25 years. He is the best!
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