Dr. Christopher Elder, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
(15)
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Dr. Christopher Elder, MD
Dr. Christopher Elder, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Marion, NC. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Elder is affiliated with Mission Health.

100 Spaulding Rd Ste 1

Marion, NC 28752

Contact Information

(828) 659-5459

Dr. Christopher Elder, MD

Dr. Christopher Elder, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • 14 More

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Systemic Chondromalacia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
61

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Unc Chapel Hill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Unc Chapel Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elder to family and friends
3.9
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Elder's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Marion, NC |
Dr Elder is a excellent Dr and I highly recommend him..
Delray Beach, FL |
He is an extremely poor historians! He doesn't look at the entire picture, to determine the best outcome for YOU. He claims to be a " guru " and the best hip arthroscopy Doctor. I was very active and in extremely good shape, until he operated on me. He damaged me more, only to need a hip replacement. I'm not only in severe pain, but dying. I will never see my daughter graduate. I don't want this ever happen to anyone. Do yourself justice, DON'T have him operate on you or any love one!
in AVL NC |
With 2 rotator cuff tears, a SLAP, and a severely frozen shoulder, Dr Elder made me feel completely supported in my lengthy recovery process. As far as the surgical aspect of my experience, at McDowell OR, fantastic. Didn't get in for awhile, but neither did the next case. My MRI showed an external tendon tear, no other results! Common arthroscopic procedure for Elder, approximately 1-2 hours, I was under close to 4hrs. Sorry to whoever had to wait. Elder = Competence
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Dr. Elder accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
    Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Elder has admitting privileges

Mission Health
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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