Dr. David Goertzen, MD

Dr. David Goertzen, MD

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Dr. David Goertzen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

5050 N Clinton St

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Contact Information

(260) 484-8551

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Goertzen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Goertzen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Goertzen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Goertzen "David A. Goertzen, M.D., joined Ortho NorthEast in 1996 to provide trauma services to the growing practice. Dr. Goertzen, who hails from Goessel, Kansas, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with honors from Bethel College in Newton, Kansas. He earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. After serving an internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine Hospital in Indianapolis, Dr. Goertzen remained to complete his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. He then completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Goertzen is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His professional memberships include the Indiana Medical Association, the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Fort Wayne Medical Society, among others."

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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30  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Bethel College, Newton, Kansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goertzen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Goertzen's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goertzen to family and friends
15 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Goertzen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Very kind and reassuring also very competent. He is the doctor I would select for ortho surgery.
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Dr Goertzen was fantastic , I broke my hip April 2017 in California , underwent surgery for a "reverse IT" fracture which is one of the worst . Dr Goertzen agreed to see me upon my arrival back to FW in May . I am a nurse and understand seeing a patient after surgery was done elsewhere , sometimes...more
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I would recommend Dr. Goertzen to anyone. He was very professional, compassionate, and very competent in what he specializes in. He saved my leg and did a wonderful job with my recovery. During my office visits, he explained the X-rays and was very honest when answering my questions. He was...more
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Great customer service from the time you walk in the front door and out after your appointment and everyone in between. Dr is great gives you all info you need and makes patient comfortable.
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I found him to be lacking in empathy and compassion. I would recommend another doctor in that practice.
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