Dr. David Kruger, MD

Dr. David Kruger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. David Kruger, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hartford, CT. He graduated from Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

1000 Asylum Ave Ste 2126

Hartford, CT 06105

Contact Information

(860) 728-6740

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
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Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Kruger'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kruger "As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

35  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • NWU FIENBERG SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Henry Ford
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Henry Ford
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • State University Of New York
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kruger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kruger's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kruger to family and friends
51 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Kruger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (22)

I was really taken back by Dr’s Krugers attitude that I wasted his time. He entered the exam room I was in and immediately grilled me about my symptoms as if by cross examination. He slumped his head down into his head twice when I wasn’t EXACTLY sure when my symptoms began. He was rude and...more
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Dr. Kruger is a caring; concerned, and very thorough surgeon. His care was exceptional, He is a top-notch physician that I would highly recommend to anyone who needed spine/back surgery.
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He could not have been more rude or dismissive. His staff on the other hand were all fantastic! I came based on reviews only to leave in tears and told that my "collapsed L4-5 discs never needed any surgical intervention. I would have been fine leaving them like that!" That is insane. I am not...more
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I'm sorry you did not feel your experience in my office was positive or fruitful. Unfortunately, due to HIPAA laws I cannot speak to the specifics of your appointment but will say I tried to explain to you the current limits of spine surgery, the limited value of 'pain clinic' interventions and the most contemporary, scientifically based strategies for treatment of chronic pain. If you desire further information, I suggest you contact the surgeons who have already operated on your spine.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Kruger! Dr. Kruger is an excellent Doctor, but even more importantly he truly cares about his patient’s and is a patient advocate. I presented to his office the day before I went back to college and Dr. Kruger and his staff made my health a priority. Only a few hours...more
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Raida Edan : My son has back issue, we went to Dr.Kruger's office in rocky hill ct As a mother I felt so comfortable to his way of speaking he was so friendly with us sat with us like a friend not a doctor and spent enough time with us explained the problem gave us direction how to deal with...more
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