Dr. Dean Worthingstun, DO

Dr. Dean Worthingstun, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(21)
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Dr. Dean Worthingstun, DO is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Blue Ridge, GA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Read his story

980 E Main St Ste 300

Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Contact Information

(706) 946-7300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Worthingstun's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Worthingstun "Dr. Dean Worthingstun graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, and was commissioned in the United States Navy in 1980. He had the privilege of serving in the US Navy for over twenty-one years. After retiring from the US Navy as Commander, he attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, in Michigan. He then completed his subspecialty training in Orthopedic Hand Surgery through the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Worthingstun's practice focuses exclusively on the medical and surgical management of the hand and wrist, and he enjoys treating patients of all ages. Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Worthingstun is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Worthingstun is honored to provide quality care to the residents of Northwest Georgia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Worthingstun "Compassionate Care, State-of-the-Art Medicine

Dr. Worthingstun is honored and pleased to care for the residents of Northwest Georgia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee.

Dr. Worthingstun believes that quality healthcare is very important for everyone. Each patient is important, and is given the time and attention that is needed to discuss their issues and concerns regarding their hand and wrist injuries. 

Dr. Worthingstun will take the time to explain treatment options, answer questions, and discuss risks and benefits associated with a treatment plan.

Dr.Worthingstun encourages his patients to be involved and educated in their care and recovery from their injuries. Physical Therapy may be required for certain injuries & conditions, and Dr. Worthingstun refers to local Certified Hand Therapists for  particular treatments. Insurance may dictate this treatment.

Dr. Worthingstun uses local hospitals & out patient facilities for tests and imaging to determine course of treatment."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • General Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Simple Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • United States Air Force Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Oakwood Southshore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Hand and Shoulder Center Of Western New York
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Worthingstun has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Worthingstun's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Worthingstun to family and friends
3.1
based on 21 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Worthingstun's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Dreadful experience with this doctor. Poor attitude bordering on hostile. Seemed to be annoyed that I was looking for a non-surgical alternative to my severe carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimized the condition (which was later successfully treated with surgery by a more experienced physician.)
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Dr. Worthingstun accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare Select HMO
    Preferred Care Blue
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
    Preferred Plus
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Georgia
    Cigna Healthcare of Georgia HMO
    Cigna Healthcare of Georgia PPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Open Access
    Open Access HMO
    Open Access Plus
    Select Network HMO
    Select Network POS
    Select Network PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    SouthCare
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
    Worker's Compensation PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
    Amerigroup
    Healthy Kids
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • PHCS
    PHCS EPO
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
    PHCS POS
    PHCS PPO
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare HMO
    Tricare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Choice
    Choice HMO
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Worthingstun has admitting privileges

Fannin Regional Hospital
2855 Old Highway 5 North
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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Union General Hospital
35 Hospital Rd
Blairsville, GA 30512
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