Dr. David King, MD

Dr. David King, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. David King, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Creve Coeur, MO. He has been practicing for 16 years.

633 Emerson Rd

Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Contact Information

(314) 991-2113

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 14 More

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Low Back Pain
more than 47% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 45% of peers
Back Pain
more than 39% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.


  • University Of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Washington University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. King has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. King's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. King to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. King'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 (9)
Cape Girardeay, Mo |
At the beginning of my treatment, Dr. King seemed to really care. He was able to diagnose my labral tear and did surgery within three weeks. However, I have hip dysplasia which he never addressed. As a result, I felt better early on after the surgery, but got worse. Upon complaining about getting worse he really lost interest in my case fast. He and his PA were never on the same page with my treatment and, at my last appointment, he just brushed me off. More surgery with a different doc coming.
in parkhills, MO |
dr king did a shoulder surgery on me that he messed up very bad . resulting in infections and 3 more surgerys by other surgeons to try to correct. I know have very little use of my hand and arm he should have his license revoked
Chesterfield, MO |
I had a hip replacement just 7 weeks ago and at times forget it was done. Outstanding result - highly recommend Dr. King for orthopedic surgical matters.
in San Marcos, CA |
Dr. King is the best surgeon I have ever encountered. He was so personable and real with me through my first surgery. I am a dancer and was highly nervous about having a hip labrum repair surgery, but I was back to dance remarkably fast and with no pain. In the near future I will need my other hip repaired, and I will absolutely be returning to Dr. King. Such a good experience and wouldn't go to anyone else. Thanks Dr. King!
in St Louis, MO |
I made my appointment with Dr. King and then read the reviews afterwards - I was skeptical but thought I'm going to go and make my own opinion. I was glad I did, after seeing the assistant first (Scott, who was VERY nice and knowledgeable) Dr. King came in and was very through, he took the time to listen to me and then gave me a couple options. When I went to Physical Therapy they knew of Dr. King and said nothing but good things about him. So for a first time impression - I was impressed&happy!
St Louis, MO |
Failed to even review the x-rays taken. Proposed possible diagnosis. Provided no information on how to treat. Discarded information provided to him. Treated with condescension and arrogance. *
in Ballwin, MO |
He's a hot shot with a knife. I'd prefer to have a doctor that cares about the treatment of his patients and is willing to take the time to explain process, options and the actual injury rather than handing that off to the assistant like I'm not worth his time. He was unprofessional, used foul language and I'm not sure he read my MRI. What may seem like an easy 1-2 easy surgery to him, is someone's body and everything to them. Possibly even their 1st surgery ever. It's scary.
in creve couer |
Dr King was hired by my workers comp health manager firm to look at my health issues relatedto my work comp injury. He referred me to the mri clinic in the basement of his offices, which he admits that he has an interest in. Once he got the results back, he clearly lied to me about the seseriousness of my injury. He down played it and released me back to work with no restrictions. I was not buying it. I had a second opinion of the mri and was made aware of just how much damage was done.
in Creve couer |
Dr. King and his office staff deserves five stars. He was very kind and helped me get back to running!
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Dr. King accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Preferred Select
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
    Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
    Health and Life PPO
    Platinum PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
    Coventry Health Care of Missouri PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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