Dr. David Attarian, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 66

Dr. Attarian
Accepting new patients

Duke Orthopedics

4709 Creekstone Dr Durham, NC 27703

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(919) 613-7797

Dr. David Attarian, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Attarian has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Duke U, School of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Attarian to book an appointment.

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Dr. Attarian is affiliated with Duke University Hospital Durham, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Attarian

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Attarian treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Attarian treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 613-7797.

Knee/Lower Limbs

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 Limbs specialists.

Dr. Attarian typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Knee Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Replacement
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Attarian's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis

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Dr. Attarian accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
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PHCS Network PPO

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (17)
  • Explained conditions well (17)
  • Listened & answered questions (17)
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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He is very patient with you and explains everything to you. He did my total knee replacement and did a awesome job! No problems with it. I would definitely recommend him to anybody!!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Dr. David Attarian, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Attarian has more...Read more


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications


Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Duke U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. David Attarian, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Attarian frequently treats Knee/Lower Limbs. See all practice areas where Dr. Attarian specializes.

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Dr. Attarian's office is located at 4709 Creekstone Dr, Durham, NC 27703. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Duke Orthopedics

Duke Orthopedics4709 Creekstone Dr Durham, NC 27703


5213 S Alston Ave Durham, NC 27713

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Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)