Dr. Dale Wheeler, MD

Dr. Dale Wheeler, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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63 y/o
(40)

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Dr. Dale Wheeler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Amherst, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic hand surgery.

Excelsior Orthopaedics

3925 Sheridan Dr

Amherst, NY 14226
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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Neuroplasty
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wheeler ""Excelsior Orthopaedics believes every patient deserves to receive the finest musculoskeletal care in a compassionate and professional atmosphere.  We are dedicated to create individualized treatment plans for all our patients and their families.  We treasure our relationships with patients, families, referral sources and the community."

 All members of our fine staff are guided by these values:

Every patient is somebody's mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, child, or close friend.  We care for all patients as if they were members of our own family.  We respect people's time and care-giving responsibilities and are poised to assist in any way we can. We are proud of our staff and the years of education  and training they have secured to make Excelsior Orthopaedics a true Center of Excellence. "

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Kaleida Health Sys M Fillmore
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • SUNY Buffalo Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wheeler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sisters of Charity Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Wheeler is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Wheeler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wheeler to family and friends
4.7
based on 40 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Wheeler's 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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

in Snyder, NY
Office staff very efficient and professional.
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in Cheek ny
Dr. Wheeler is professional and knowledgeable. Options are explained thoroughly. I never have to wait for an appointment or in the office.
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in Buffalo NY
Good visit
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in N Tonawanda NY
Love that pleasant patient efficient thorough Dr whom I followed since 2carpul tunnel surgeries at Gates Hand Clinic,,Always suggest him to many,,
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Dr Wheeler is very informative and helps you feel at ease. he performed carpel tunnel surgery on both hands, at different times, and it was very successful. I have been Very happy with the office staff and my whole experience and have recommended several friends who have also had positive...more
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