Dr. David Hnida, DO

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Age 63
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Dr. David Hnida, DO
Dr. David Hnida's career is most clearly defined by his body of work as a primary care physician and a broadcast journalist. He currently serves HealthONE's primary care practices across the Denver area. Dr. Hnida received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania before continuing his education in medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Board certified by the American Osteopathic College of Family Practice since 1983, he completed his residency at Presbyterian / St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. After his residency, he continued to work as a primary care physician at the Steadman-Hawkins Orthopedic Group and later atSwedish Medical Center. Dr. Hnida forayed into broadcast journalism in 1989 when he became a medical reporter for KCNC-TV, Denver's CBS affiliate, a position he holds to this day. He also serves as the medical editor for CBS4 Denver, as well as a medical contributor for CBS News in New York and a sports medicine contributor for ESPN on a national basis. In addition to his journalistic pursuits, Dr. Hnida has experience serving as a physician for the Department of Health and Human Services. Since 2001, he has also lent his talents to the National Disaster Medical System. Dr. Hnida's distinguished career is augmented by his service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, where he served two tours of duty in Iraq as a combat and trauma surgeon. He also deployed to Afghanistan and several countries in the Middle East. His best-selling book detailing his time spent in the military, "Paradise General," was published in 2010. In his free time, Dr. Hnida enjoys running, surfing and practicing martial arts, as well as enjoying time with his family and dog Beetis.

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 6000

Denver, CO 80218

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Dr. David Hnida, DO

Dr. David Hnida, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Hnida's Experience

Dr. Hnida's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice/OMT
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians*

Conditions Treated

  • Injuries


  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Infection Management
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wound Repair
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Denver Health Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hnida has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hnida's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hnida to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Hnida'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 (7)
in Denver, CO |
We both (my wife and I) had a great experience with Dr. Hnida. He was thorough in his exams and very knowledgeable. Along with that he had a great sense of humor and really put us at ease. We really regret that circumstances forced us apart.
in Lakewood, CO |
I think Dr. Hnida is extremely knowledgeable and personable. No problems having him as my Primary Care. He has a great staff who are very Helpful. Thank you Jerry W. Donaldson
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Hnida is the absolute best! Not only is he extremely knowledgable about your medical issue, his bedside manner is second to none. He always makes me feel comfortable about asking questions, explains his thought process, and truly listens to his patients. I would recommend him to everyone I know!
in Denver, CO |
Beware to all: I scheduled an initial visit with Dr. Hnida at the recommendation of a close friend. They called me later to say that he would not be available in June or July and did I want to see another doctor. My answer: No. I confirmed my scheduled appointment and would schedule an exam after he returned. When I arrived this morning for my visit I was told it had been cancelled. The receptionist told me Dr. Hnida is leaving the practice. Classic bait and switch. You deserve better Dr!
in Denver, CO |
My first visit with Dr. Hnida was perhaps the best doctor's visit I've had in my life. He is unrushed, attentive, and kind. Most of my past doctors were, at best, 2 out of 3 of these things. He's clearly knowledgeable, and takes the time to understand what your goals are health-wise. I recommend him highly.
Denver, CO |
Dr. Hnida is patient and thorough. I was impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment and waited less than five minutes. This was a great experience at the doctor's office (as great as those can be!). I also requested a different medication a couple of days and received a call back within two hours. Great service from all involved!
in Denver, CO |
I had a complicated injury and had seen several doctors with little relief. Dr Hnida spent more than 30 minutes with me, let me talk and ask questions, then recommended some treatments without medication that worked quickly and allowed me to get back to normal within 2 weeks. I had been down for more than 3 months! Very thorough and easy to talk to.
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Dr. Hnida accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Hnida has admitting privileges

Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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