Dr. Britton Wells, MD

Dr. Britton Wells, MD

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Dr. Britton Wells, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Meridian, ID and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from St. Louis University in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

520 S Eagle Rd Ste 2209

Meridian, ID 83642

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Coventry Health Care
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Moda Health
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Wells' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wells "Dr. Britton C. Wells is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He practices general orthopedics with speciality interests in orthopedic trauma and fracture care, total joint replacement as well as sports medicine and arthroscopy. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young Univeristy and graduated cum laude in 1993. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine where he graduated summa cum laude in 1997. Dr. Wells completed his intership and orthopedic surgery residency at the Univeristy of Arkansas for Medical Sciences from 1997 to 2002. He then served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy as the department head of orthopedic surgery at Naval Hospital Lemoore, California from 2002 to 2006. He joined Bone & Joint Surgeons, Inc in Dayton Ohio where he practiced from 2006 to 2015. In 2015 Dr. Wells relocated with his family to his home town of Boise Idaho where he joined St. Luke's Orthopedics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of both state and county medical societies. He is married with three children."

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17  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

102  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contusion
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Infections
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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 Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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79  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • 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
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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 and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint 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
  • Laceration Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wound Care and Management

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • St. Louis University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Naval Hospital Lemoore California
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wells has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wells' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wells to family and friends
15 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Wells' 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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

My wife had a nasty fall. Thankfully she received excellent care from the moment we entered the emergency room. The next day Dr Wells operated on her and she is progressing nicely
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