Dr. Daniel Emerson, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Daniel Emerson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newburgh, IN. Dr. Emerson has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery, Hip & Pelvic Surgery, and Hand & Wrist Surgery. He is affiliated with Deaconess Hospital, winner of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Deaconess Gibson Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Daniel Emerson, MD

Orthopaedic Associates

10455 Orthopaedic Dr Newburgh, IN 47630 ()
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Dr. Emerson is affiliated with Deaconess Hospital Evansville, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Emerson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Emerson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Emerson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (812) 424-9291.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Emerson is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Emerson
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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Adhesive Capsulitis
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Hip & Pelvic Surgery

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip & Pelvic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Emerson is experienced in the area of Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Emerson
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Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Fracture
Hip Replacement
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. Emerson is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Emerson
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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ganglion Cyst
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Emerson is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Emerson
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Knee Replacement
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Emerson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Emerson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Encore
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Alliance
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid of Kentucky
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Southern Indiana Health Organization (SIHO)

Dr. Emerson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Emerson

4.3

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
76%
(19)
4 Stars
8%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
12%
(3)
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Horrible experience
He was 45 minutes late to the appointment, in which he completely blew me off which seemed to do with being a work comp case. My radiologist stated I had three different tears in my knee and he claimed “we don’t know if these are current” “let’s try therapy and see if it hurts” “you walked in, it could be something you could learn to deal with” “if it still hurts after therapy we will look into surgery. Didn’t answer many questions. Felt like he dismissed me and the chronic pain I’ve had for 8-9 weeks now. I’m not sure if it was an off day for him, but he had zero empathy, compassion, and seemed as if his time was more valuable than my pain.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 05, 2022
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I saw Dr Emerson several years ago for hip and shoulder replacements. With both my hip and shoulder surgeries he listened to my concerns, answered my questions. Both surgeries went very well and eliminated the arthritis pain. Last year my other shoulder was giving me problems, so I saw Dr Emerson again. My shoulder replacement surgery went very well and I am again very happy with the outcome. Dr. Emerson is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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C – Sep 06, 2021
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Probably the worst experience I’ve had with a doctor. Having been dealing with a very consuming issue for 6+ months, imagine my frustration when I was basically told “just wait it out, or deal with it.” I was jarring. Right off the bat he seemed dismissive and like his main concern was getting me out of the office. The majority of the appointment seemed like an uphill battle of me trying to convince him that my concerns were real, as was my pain. Most concerns I had were batted away as “you’re too young for that,” despite personally knowing people who underwent similar issues at even younger ages. In fact, he went as far as to say, very flatly, “you’ve tried everything, I don’t have better news for you,” despite having no imaging on the area. Upon further investigation into other review’s of Dr. Emerson, I noticed this vague “too young” explanation was not unique to my experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 30, 2020
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Appt. To discuss knee pain and possible knee replacement. Dr. Emerson very helpful.
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Mar 07, 2020
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My son came in with a fractured thumb we were treated with extreme kindness, professionalism and in a timely manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 17, 2019
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Professional, thorough, respectful.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 03, 2019
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I have seen Dr. Emerson on several occasions for nonsurgical issues of my hip and knee. He’s been very attentive and always listens to my concerns. He lays out several treatment options and lets me have a part in making the decision of what to try. I’ve been to both east and west side offices and the staff is very friendly and considerate both places. I’m always able to get an appointment fairly quickly and my appointments have always run pretty close on time. I highly recommend Orthopaedic Associates!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sep 17, 2019
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I was impressed with Dr Emerson’s care and and compassion. I am a new patient and he treated me with respect and took time to listen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Sue f Alexander – Aug 29, 2019
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Great doctor that explains everything.
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Mar 31, 2019
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I saw Dr. Emerson for hip replacement in 2014 and shoulder surgery this year. Due to the extensive arthritis in my shoulder, he said I may need a reverse shoulder replacement. But he was able to do the standard surgery. My shoulder is now pain free with full of range of motion again, as is my hip. With both my hip and shoulder surgeries he listened to my concerns, answered my questions, so I felt confident going into the surgeries. Dr. Emerson is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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CM in Evansville, IN – Dec 22, 2018
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Dr. Emerson is always kind and compassionate. He listens to ones complaints and talks to you and not at you! He has treated several problems that I have had and the surgery took care of my pain. He is easy to talk with and is "down to earth". I am so thankful that I selected him after my previous orthopedist retired! I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jan Winchell in Newburgh, IN – Dec 24, 2016
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Dr. Emerson is a wonderful doctor and gifted surgeon. Four of our extended family members have been under his care for different orthopedic problems and all received great care and full recovery. We wouldn't want anyone else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Paula Alder in Evansville, IN – Jun 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Emerson is a former NCAA All-American wrestler and is very excited to be back in our local community and have the opportunity to care for the region's...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

2007
Madigan Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Daniel Emerson, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Daniel Emerson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Emerson frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery, Hip & Pelvic Surgery, and Hand & Wrist Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Emerson specializes.

Where is Dr. Daniel Emerson, MD's office located?

Dr. Emerson's office is located at 10455 Orthopaedic Dr, Newburgh, IN 47630. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Associates10455 Orthopaedic Dr Newburgh, IN 47630
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Emerson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Deaconess Gibson Hospital

Princeton, IN

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

Deaconess Hospital

Evansville, IN

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)