Dr. Dale Snead, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Snead
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Methodist Sports Med Ortho Spec

201 Pennsylvania Pkwy Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN 46280

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Dr. Dale Snead, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Snead has more experience with Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wright State U, School of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Indiana University Health North Hospital and Indiana University Health West Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Snead to book an appointment.


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Dr. Snead was honest with me regarding the surgical procedure and rehab process. Everything went exactly the way he said it would. I’m pleased with my results because his group knew their process and I followed their instructions. This was my third surgery at Methodist Sports Surgical center and if another surgery is required, that’s the only place I would go. Thank you, Dr. Snead, for doing a great surgery on my hand!
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Jun 22, 2020
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Dr Snead repaired my very badly broken wrist, this break caused hand use issues as well- He is very good surgeon and keeps you on track w/your PT and home exercises. I liked him, I would not have had the positive results I had without his skill as a surgeon and him pushing me to keep working afterwards.
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Sharon VanDyke – May 28, 2020
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Other than having lost important use of my left hand and fingers after 2 surgeries...I’m just fine. But I’ve forgiven him and told him so.
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Jan 18, 2020
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Had a shoulder surgery where he fixed the front to stop it from popping out the back with minimal diagnostic imaging done. then 4 years later had to go back for the same problem and he said he hadnt seen an injury like that in a long time. Proceeded to tell me that i was a new patient. turns out they lost my records. then they just assumed id have them do the next surgery
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May 15, 2019
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Can you give this Dr a ZERO? He has no bed side manners. He is more concerned with his cell phone rather than answering questions. I took my daughter in for a second opinion and he acted like we were asking to many questions. I would not recommend him.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Awesome! Dr Snead and his staff has always been nice to me when I have been in here. And his PA Thomas is also awesome. When in the office for my appointment longest I have waited is about five minutes or less I would definitely recommend Dr. Snead for Indy ortho surgery that you would need for shoulders or anything else because he knows what he’s doing and is a great doctor
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Mar 25, 2019
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I was a patient of Dr. Snead's for over a year after a complicated metacarpal fracture. He and Thomas were so kind, patient and professional throughout my moths of two surgeries and several weeks of therapy. I would recommend Dr. Snead, and staff, to anyone with upper extremity problems. Kathy McCracken
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Mar 09, 2019
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I had a fractured wrist. I was seen same day and had surgery next day. Excellent care and excellent staff.
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Mar 20, 2018
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I have been through two injuries both handled to perfection, love Dr. Dale Snead
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Mar 09, 2018
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I wish there was a 0 star option, because I would not recommend Dr. Snead to anyone. I thought he didn't want to deal with me since my injury is the result of an auto-accident, not a sports-related accident, but after reading reviews, it sounds like he just doesn't like any of his patients. Terrible bedside manner. He had his med-student/fellow do my exam, he spent 30 seconds with me and then turfed me to his PA. Currently seeking a 2nd opinion elsewhere.
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Indianapolis, IN – Feb 01, 2018
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I was referred to Dr Snead for a broken clavical and rotator cup damage. I was absolutely blown away with the worst exam I could have imagined. He would not allow me to talk about my injuries. He told me that I needed to forget everything any other Drs had told me because I caused my injuries by believing I was hurt like they said. I willed my collar bone to brake and stick out of my chest! He made it clear that he could not care less about my injuries. Such an jerk that it seemed like a gag
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Steve Hoffman in Camby, Indiana – Aug 03, 2017
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I spend every workday working with physicians, I have never come across a physician such as Dr. Snead in my professional career. Dr. Snead has very poor bedside manner, lacks basic personal skills, unwilling to work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and doesn't appear to keep up to date on new research/ EBP Dr. Snead failed to complete a physical assessment on 2/3 of my visits & refused to listen. Fortunatly I have found a GOOD MD who has got me back to baseline after 1 visit!!
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Indianapolis, IN – Jun 17, 2017
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I went to Snead for pain in my shoulder. He diagnosed it as biceps tendinitis and ordered PT. An MRI arthogram was ordered, and a follow up to discuss was scheduled. At the follow up, he didn't show me any images or the report written by the radiologist. He told me my biceps tendon was fraying at the top. After no relief, weeks later I got a second opinion from a dr who showed the tear in my labrum and the report from the radiologist saying it was torn. Snead never shared this info with me.
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Indianapolis, IN – May 15, 2017
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I am a physician referred to Dr Snead for evaluation of a chronic painful shoulder by another orthopedic surgeon. I ended up needing a shoulder replacement for advanced arthritis. He and his PA took wonderful care of me. The facility at Avon was excellent. I only required oral pain meds during the one night stay after surgery. Within 10 days I was sleeping through the night and not needing any pain pills. Now at a year I could not be happier. I have about full range of motion and no pain!!
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Nov 04, 2016
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About Me

My first concern is to provide the best care to the patient by understanding their injury. Some injuries require surgery, however when possible, I take the approach of thinking about non operative intervention first, then surgery if this fails. My team will be there to support you along the recovery process and to make sure you have the best possible outcome from your injury. 

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Methodist Sp Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Wright St U
Residency Hospital
1992
Wright St U
Internship Hospital
1991
Wright State U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1987
Miami Of Ohio
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Snead accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
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Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
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HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Snead treats Elbow Injuries more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Snead treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Snead performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Snead performs this procedure more than 57% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Snead performs Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Snead performs this procedure more than 49% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 47% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Snead treats Shoulder Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Snead treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Broken Arm
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Snead treats Broken Arm more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Snead treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Snead performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Snead performs this procedure more than 69% of their peers

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Dr. Snead's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Methodist Sports Med Ortho Spec

Methodist Sports Med Ortho Spec201 Pennsylvania Pkwy Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN 46280
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