Dr. David L. Galt, MD

Dr. David L. Galt, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 63 years old

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The physicians of Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Inc. have been providing the residents of Southern Oregon and Northern California with the highest quality orthopedic care available since 1970. Our physicians are active staff members at Rogue Valley Medical Center and Providence Medford Medical Center. We also perform surgeries at the Surgery Center of Southern Oregon. All orthopedic surgeons of Southern Oregon Orthopedic are fellowship trained and are members of AAOS.Read more

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jacksonville oregon |
My visit w/ Dr Galt w/ in stark counterpoint w/ other excellent doctors I've had and trusted at Southern Oregon Ortho such as Paul Stenenberg. Galt was impatient and unwilling to answer questions to the point of rudeness. The details of my MRI had not been reviewed with me and I had to drag this info out of him. I would definitely not recommend this doctor. If you want a doctor who will listen, patiently answer questions and review options with you, this is not your doctor.
in Medford OR |
Dr. Galt spent 10 minutes with me reviewing my knee X-rays after an hour wait to see him. He did not apologize for the wait, yawned throughout my appointment, and did not make eye contact. As far as explaining my options, he handed me an information sheet, then told me I would need a knee replacement. I followed up with another surgeon who advised physical therapy, which has solved my knee pain.
in Medford, OR |
Spring of 2014, Dr. Galt implanted a metal plate in my right humerus because a radiated cancer tumer had severly eroded the bone. In March, 2016, the pain returned to the area, so Dr. Galt had xrays and an MRI done,revealing the top screw holding the plate had come loose. Dr. Galt advised me he had concerns about redoing the repair because he is not an oncologist and referred me to a OHSU, Portland oncologist surgeon who accepted my case and rerepaired it. I applaud his professionalism.
in Grants Pass, OR |
Dr Galt was frank and direct in planning, the surgery was completely successful, and follow-up was excellent. He has excellent communication skills and listens well.
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Dr. Galt's Care Philosophy

The physicians of Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Inc. have been providing the residents of Southern Oregon and Northern California with the highest quality orthopedic care available since 1970. Our physicians are active staff members at Rogue Valley Medical Center and Providence Medford Medical Center. We also perform surgeries at the Surgery Center of Southern Oregon. All orthopedic surgeons of Southern Oregon Orthopedic are fellowship trained and are members of AAOS.

Dr. Galt's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    La Co Usc Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Utah

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Salt Lake Knee

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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