Dr. Bruce Watkins, MD

Dr. Bruce Watkins, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(12)
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Dr. Bruce Watkins, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Dakota Dunes, SD. He is 52 years old.Read his story

575 N Sioux Point Rd

Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

Contact Information

(605) 217-2667

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Watkins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watkins "Bruce J. Watkins, M.D. joined the staff at CNOS in 2013. Prior to CNOS, Dr. Watkins practiced at Ashley Regional Medical Center in Vernal, UT and Red Center Medical Center in Menomonie, WI. He completed his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Watkins served his residency at the Marshfield Clinic-Saint Joseph's Hospital, University of Wisconsin in Marshfield, WI. He earned his medical degree from the AUC School of Medicine in Cupecoy, St. Maarten. Prior to medical school, Dr. Watkins earned his M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, ND and BAs in Chemistry and Biology at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN."

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Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Animal Bite
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Cortisone Injection
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.

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

  • Bemidji State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Marshfield Clinic & St Joseph's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watkins to family and friends
5.0
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Watkins' 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 (4)

Clarksdale, MS |
Dr. Watkins was very friendly and personable. He took the time to explain the different ways that my specific surgery could be done so when I am ready, I can make an informed decision. I would recommend him to anyone.
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in Sioux City, IA |
I really like Dr. Watkins, my husband and I have both been treated by him and he always takes the time to explain everything and is very kind.
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Sioux City, IA |
Dr. Watkins is very personable and a highly skilled surgeon. He listens to his patients and encourages their questions and wishes for care.
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in Sgt. Bluff IOWA |
He saved the use of of my right hand with expert knowledge and skill
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Watkins accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Watkins has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City
801 5th St
Sioux City, IA 51101
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UnityPoint Health– St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
2720 Stone Park Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51104
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Dunes Surgical Hospital
600 N Sioux Point Rd
Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
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