Dr. David Hatfield, MD

Dr. David Hatfield, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Hatfield, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

6001 Westown Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 224-1414

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas


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

Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hatfield "To provide each patient with the highest quality of orthopaedic care possible. This involves every facet of the patient's experience at DMOS, from the moment a patient visits our facility to the moment they leave. They become a part of our DMOS family and our rich tradition of always exceeding patient expectations."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Injuries


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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.


  • Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Tennessee Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Orthopaedic Indianapolis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hatfield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hatfield's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hatfield to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Hatfield's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Muscatine, IA |
Well, this is my experience. My doctor's office sent him my file. I was then told by his staff nurse that, if I have had a lumbar surgery in the past seven years he would send me back to that surgeon. And since my last MRI was older than a year, I would need a new one. Before he would even look at my file. Fine, so I had an updated MRI. I called his staff nurse to advise them of the update, left it on voicemail. Was informed the next day, Dr. Hatfield wouldn't see me. Thanks for waisting my time
in Carroll, IA |
I have had 3 major surgeries performed by Dr. Hatfield and my husband and I have complete trust and faith in him. He is very thorough and treats you with respect. He showed compassion and answered all our questions in detail. He takes time to make sure you understand what needs to be done and why. I am facing a fourth surgery and I wouldn't trust anyone but Dr. Hatfield to perform it. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who has spine problems.
Guthrie Center, IA |
Over an hour wait to see him; did not answer my questions - actually avoided answering them. Very frustrated and disappointed in my meetings with Dr. Hatfield. Wait time between appointments was ridiculously long.
in Des Moines, IA |
DONT GET BACK SURGERY THROUGH HERE!!! I called the clinic to ask Dr. Hatfield's team to prescribe a stronger pain medication for my wife since she had just had surgery. I was very upset because I had originally told them that she has a very high tolerance for medications. When they called me back they pretty much told me she had to deal with this pain. I told them that our insurance company had paid them several thousand dollars to do this surgery and to make sure that her pain was manageab
We appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Because DMOS takes privacy seriously, and to comply with Federal HIPAA laws, we cannot comment on any specific situations. If you are a patient, we apologize for the experience and we would be more than happy to speak by phone at 800-245-6129.
West Des Moines, IA |
I would never recommend him.
in Des Moines |
Excellent care he is honest and upfront but he is an excellent surgeon. My results where exactly what I hoped for
in Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Hatfield is a straight shooter and explained himself very good. He took the time to answer any questions and went out of his way to explaining difficult material very well.
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Hospitals where Dr. Hatfield has admitting privileges

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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