Dr. David Galpern, MD

Dr. David Galpern, MD

Occupational Therapy  |  

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Dr. David Galpern, MD is an occupational therapy doctor who practices in Henrico, VA. Read his story

Comprehensive Hand Surgery

2819 N Parham Rd Ste 100

Henrico, VA 23294
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • American Progressive Life Insurance/Health Insurance
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • C and O Employee's Hospital Association
  • Chesapeake Life Insurance Co
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employers Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • First Life and Health Insurance
  • Health Net

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Dr. Galpern's Experience

Dr. Galpern's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Occupational Therapy
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Hand Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Galpern's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Galpern "Dr. David W. Galpern is a Hand Surgeon serving the Richmond area for more than 10 years."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Galpern Dr. David W. Galpern is a Hand Surgeon serving the Richmond area for more than 10 years. Dr. Galpern is experienced in Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Excision and Trigger Finger Release. He is a professional member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. David Galpern was also awarded the Patients' Choice Award, the Compassionate Doctor Recognition and the Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award.


  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracentesis
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • State University of New York, College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • New York Methodist Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute and Microsurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Galpern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Galpern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galpern to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Galpern's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Experienced a fall with wrist injury. Was referred to Dr. Galpern and was surprised when he answered the phone outside of business hours. Dr. Galpern was caring and polite and was even able to see me the same day. Thorough examination including xrays with a detailed explanation. Hope to never need him again but if I do, he is the only one I want to see. Highly recommend!!
dr.galpern is great friendly dr. he takes his listens to to problem then diagnost. would recomend to freinds and family
satisfied with provider
The 1st contact is the office and they are very pleasant. Then, the appointment was on time and not rushed. Dr. Galpern's explanation was thorough and I was able to understand everything. He was patient with my questions and answered them fully. I would recommend Dr. Galpern. Jayne Sklon
I had a finger injury that needed prompt attention and surgical procedures. Dr. Galpern quickly ascertained the problem with an accurate diagnosis, and put my mind at ease with the upcoming surgery. The surgery was flawless and I expect full recovery.
so far so good new patient
in Suffolk, VA |
Was referred to Dr. Galpern by one of his past associates as very good in his field. He was advertised as an orthopedic / hand surgeon. Never knew he was general surgeon. Hand has never been the same since. Can barely lift or pick up small items. No matter who tells you about any surgeon, research him in detail before he cuts you.
in Warsaw Va |
Dr. Galpern is very smart. He explains things in a way you can understand. He doesn't rush you and has a great bed side manner. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Galpern accepts 34 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Health Fund POS
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Traditional Choice POS
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • American Progressive Life Insurance/Health Insurance
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Federal Employee Program
    HealthKeepers Plus HMO
    KeyCare PPO
    PAR Traditional
    SmartValue Classic
    SmartValue Plus
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
  • C and O Employee's Hospital Association
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Chesapeake Life Insurance Co
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund
    Cigna Network
    Indemnity EPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Network Open Access
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Employers Health Network
    Employers Health Network PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • First Life and Health Insurance
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care HMO
    Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • inHealth
    inHealth PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MVP Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • Optima Health
    Commercial HMO
    Commercial PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
  • Pyramid Life
    Today's Option Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • Sterling Life Insurance Company
    Option 1
  • Today's Options
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    Security Choice PFFS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    MAMSI Alliance PPO
    MAMSI Optimum Choice
    MAMSI Optimum Choice HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Sierra Option
    Sierra Option Plus
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare EPO
  • VA Coordinated Care for the Uninsured (VCC)
  • Virginia Health Network
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana Commercial PPO
    One Health Plans
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Virginia Premier
    Medicaid HMO
    Virginia Premier Gold
  • WellCare
    Concert PFFS
    Duet PFFS
    Summit PFFS

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Hospitals where Dr. Galpern has admitting privileges

Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Rd
Richmond, VA 23226
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Bon Secours - Richmond Community Hospital
1500 N 28th St
Richmond, VA 23223
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