Dr. Bruce Watkins, MD

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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Male

CNOS, PC 575 N Sioux Point Rd Dakota Dunes, SD 57049 Get Directions
Dr. Bruce Watkins, MD
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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Dr. Watkins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
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    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.
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.
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.
in Sgt. Bluff IOWA |
He saved the use of of my right hand with expert knowledge and skill
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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.

Dr. Watkins' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Dakota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

Education

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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