Dr. David C. Markel, MD

Dr. David C. Markel, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Markel specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Novi, MI. He practices at 4 locations.

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Dr. Markel's Performance
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
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'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic 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


  • Medical School
    University of Mi Med Sch

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital for Special Surgery
    Unfall Chirirgie

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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