Dr. Charles Hightower, MD

Dr. Charles Hightower, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
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Dr. Charles Hightower, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Read his story

1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 190

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 444-5501

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Medicaid
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Tricare

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Knee Disorders
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
more than 85% of peers
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Hightower's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hightower "I was born and raised in Alaska and returned home in 2012. My wife and I live in Anchorage with our 4 kids. I attended Hanshew Junior High and Service High School before heading to college at Antioch College, Western Washington University, and Columbia University in New York City. We then moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota Medical school, continuing on to graduate from the Orthopedic Surgery Residency."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hightower "I believe excellence in care starts the minute you walk in the door. Our team is dedicated to making your care experience engaging and comfortable. Understanding your life and how your bone or joint injury effects the things you enjoy helps target the best matching treatment options. My goal is to return you to pain-free and active function as quickly as possible. Surgery is not always the best option. We give you a clear understanding of your problem and a spectrum of options to chose whats best for your lifestyle."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

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.


  • Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Western Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Univ Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Minnesota Medical Center General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Minnesota Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hightower has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hightower's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hightower to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Hightower's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Seattle, WA |
Enhanced Orthopedic is phenomenal. Highly recommend Dr. Hightower. He is the Best surgeon in the State of Alaska. Enhance Orthopedic has Super friendly,caring, amazing, thoughtful staff. They always do their best to make sure they go out of their way to do whatever it takes to make the patients and family comfortable, happy and safe. Dr. Hightower, Lynn, Ron, you guys are the BEST!!
Anchorage, AK |
I had a very painful problem with my foot. Dr. Hightower took his time and thoughtfully explained the problem as well as treatment options.. He was able to able to comfortably address the problem with an in office procedure. I've had complete resolution of the issue. Very pleased with my care and would recommend Dr. Hightower to family and friends.
Juneau, AK |
Our experience with Dr. Hightower has been positive in all aspects. He patiently explained my husband's foot injury and answered all of our questions. He has been extremely accessible throughout the surgery and healing process. We highly recommend him to anyone who's had the misfortune of needing an ortho surgeon.
in Oak Harbor, WA |
I would strongly recommend Dr. Hightower, He was personable, very informative and took the time to explain what he was doing and why. Being told why something needs to be done to a family member made me feel a lot better about the care my husband was receiving. He was pleasant and took the time to discuss and explain the healing process and aftercare. I liked him alot. My husband was transported to the Emergency room and I felt extremely lucky and appreciative of Dr. Hightower
Anchorage, AK |
I was worried about pain in my right knee. Dr Hightower did a very thorough examination, relieved my mind that surgery might be needed, and gave me ideas about how to minimize pain in my knee.
Anchorage, AK |
dr. hightower gave me excellent care! the x-rays showed my knee was sprained. so no surgery was needed. he was very thorough and gentle. yet - pushed me hard to do the exercises and even do steps as well. i did not get stowed up. the knee is great! thanks dr. hightower!! you were terrific!!!
in Palmer, AK |
Dr. Hightower did both my knees in 2016. He did a fantastic job. Minimal scarring. Quick recovery. Highly recommend Dr. Hightower.
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  • Premera Blue Cross
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Hospitals where Dr. Hightower has admitting privileges

Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Bartlett Regional Hospital
3260 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK 99801
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Alaska Native Medical Center
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
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