Dr. David Markel, MD

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Age 55
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Dr. David Markel, MD
Dr. David Markel, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Novi, MI. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Markel is affiliated with Sinai - Grace Hospital and Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus.

26750 Providence Pkwy Ste 200

Novi, MI 48374

Contact Information

(844) 610-1408

Dr. David Markel, MD

Dr. David Markel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • 11 More

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Dr. Markel's Experience

Dr. Markel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders


  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Peripheral Nerve Block

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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.


  • University Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Michigan Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Unfall Chirirgie
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Markel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Markel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Markel to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Markel'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 (13)
I was sent to him for hip pain. I had heard that he was a good doctor, but didn't have a good bedside manner. His bedside manner was terrible. I saw him for about two minutes. He basically asked why I was sent to see him, told me to do some PT and that I'd be fine. He said I probably just sprained a muscle. Turns out, I ended up seeing one of his colleagues and his colleague knew immediately that I needed to see a PAO surgeon for my hip dysplasia.
in Livonia, MI |
I've had two hip replacements by Dr. Markel and I couldn't be happier. I'm finally pain free after many years.
in Northville, MI |
Dr. David Markel has done two Knee replacement surgeries on my husband & also my self.He is excellent In all area's of our care. He also has a wonderful team on his staff. that really care about the patient's. I trust them all with our care. A special highlight also is his Nurse Practitioner Kelly Sakalian NP-C. I think She is a added blessing for all of the patient's. Also have to admire the Core Institute PT Department. So well done! Good at their work! 5 *
Thank you so much for the positive review!
Ypsilanti, MI |
Spent 50 minutes in waiting room looking at a screen that said Dr. Markell was on time for appointments. He couldn't decide on treatment and kept changing his mind. Very confused man. He confused his staff and me so I don't think I was the problem.
in Novi, MI |
Dr. Markel is an excellent surgeon, he did my hip replacement a few years back. He is very direct, brusque, and scientific in approach. Unfortunately, his skills as a surgeon are somewhat overshadowed by his lack of bedside manner. He does his research before seeing you and will keep a very a brisk pace. So come prepared with questions because you will feel rushed. All in all, his surgical skill outweighs his lack of social skills.
in novi MI |
Just had a TKR by Dr. Markel & it went extremely well. All questions were answered& options explained. Very professional environment. Would definitely recommend to friends & family.
Farmington, MI |
He is not the friendliest doctor. But I trust his ability as a surgeon. He does not sugar coat, tells you as is. If you are looking for a good surgeon, then you have found him in Dr. Markel.
in Southfield, MI |
I visited Dr Markel twice. both visits lasted less than six minutes. Very curt and dismissive. I didn't feel comfortable and even less comfortable the second visit. I needed paperwork filled out and was charged an extra fee to do it. This paperwork was never submitted to my employer. I would never, ever recommend this doctor. Getting an appointment was easy. I understand why.
in Novi, MI |
Worst physician I have ever visited. Spent 3 minutes with me and was short and arrogant. Do not, do not, do not see this ortho doc.
in South Lyon, MI |
Dr Markel was unprofessional at both of my appointments. He refused to discuss treatment options in any detail and did not provide answers to my questions. He lacks compassion. I have zero confidence in his ability to provide quality treatment. I better understand how I was able to get same day appointments. I would not recommend him to anyone.
in Novi, MI |
Dr. Markel is an excellent surgeon. I had two hip operations performed by Dr Markel. He is truly a professional in every sense of the word. If you want a salesman, he is not. If you want a surgeon, he is the man I would recommend.
in Novi, MI |
Rude, spent 2 minutes, was going to give an injection without telling me what it was or why I needed it. Could not pay me to return!
Detroit, MI |
Went to him for knee/hip pain. Recommended injections. Could be treated only if I allowed a nurse to give me the injections.
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Dr. Markel accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • NGS CoreSource
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Simplifi
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Markel has admitting privileges

Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus
16001 W 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
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Sinai - Grace Hospital
6071 W Outer Dr
Detroit, MI 48235
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