Dr. Desirae McKee, MD

Dr. Desirae McKee, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Desirae McKee, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Lubbock, TX. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read her story

808 Joliet Ave Unit 210

Lubbock, TX 79415

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • 7 More

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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more than 97% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
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more than 94% of peers

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Dr. McKee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McKee "I am a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and I adhere to the Ethical guidelines published by the American Medical Society. I care deeply for my patients and their families and I will make your satisfaction my #1 priority. I have been part of the Lubbock Community for the past 8 years with Texas Tech University Department of Orthopedics. I perform my operations at University Medical Center. I became a doctor to save lives. I developed an interest in hand and arm surgery while training to be a surgeon in Phoenix. I spent 5 years becoming a general surgeon and an additional year training just in hands and arms in Charlottesville Virginia. I spent two years in private practice before joining the Texas Tech Family. I have spent the last 10 years specializing in hand and arm surgery. I am a firm believer that practice makes perfect and I make a point to learn something new everyday in an effort to provide stellar care for my patients. I take care of newborns to children, to adults, to geriatric patients. I have been recognized by UMC with the "All Star" award twice and with the "Safe Surgeon" award once. I have been recognized by Texas Tech Department of Orthopedics as an "Unsung Hero" for my contributions to my patients and the orthopedic department I am very active in my specialty society and I go to yearly meetings to make sure that I am giving my patients the best care possible. I am a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery and review articles on a routine basis. I teach medical students and Doctors in training on a daily basis to help guide the careers and talents of the future surgeons of America. I am proud to help take care of injured children and I have taken care of more than one child featured by the UMC Childrens Miracle Network. I live and work in Lubbock and my 3 children are part of the Lubbock Community as well."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McKee "The best compliment that I can receive is the referral of your friend and family!

I strive to give excellent care at all times.  My team and I specialize in treating hand and arm disorders.  Our goal is to treat your problem with care and compassion and provide up to date surgical options and recommendations.

My job is to listen to you, diagnose your problem, and then fix that problem to the best of my ability.  Not all patients need surgery but all patients NEED a knowledgeable and experienced hand specialist to help them get better whether it is with therapy, injections, splints, or surgery."



  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Arm
  • Amputated Finger
  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hernia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Burn Care Services
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Moorhead University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Maricopa Co Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Maricopa Co Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Virginia Department Of Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery Fellowship In Hand and Microvascular Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McKee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKee to family and friends
based on 68 total reviews (52 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (68)

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Dr. McKee's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. McKee Says:

I welcome your reviews!  Please rate me and write a comment to help other patients know about your care experience with me.

I strive to get 5/5 stars.  If you don't give me 5 stars please let me or my staff know how we can make your experience a better one.

Please be patient if we are running behind.  As a specialist there are only a limited number of Surgeons in this town who can take care of some of the


Patient Comments (52)

in Lubbock, TX |
I experienced an injury from a spinning edger blade that almost severed my hand from my arm. It shattered my radius into small pieces and caused much tissue injury. I am a retired nurse, nursing since 1969 and my years have been in the ICU's, ER and as a scrub nurse in the OR. I have assisted...more
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in Texhoma, OK |
Dr. McKee was awesome! My daughter is 8 years old and she had smashed her finger in the door at school and partially amputated her thumb and are primary doctor Referred us to Dr. MaKay and he told us she needed surgery but he could not get us into surgery that day so he called Dr. McKee and she...more
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in Lubbock, TX |
Best hand doctor in Lubbock, Texas. If Dr. Desirae McKee can't fix it, it can't be fixed. I recommend her to every one!
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Lubbock, TX |
Dr. McKee helped me more in 1 year than anyone else has managed in over 14.
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in Dallas, TX |
Hunting for gold? Look no more when scheduling an appointment with Dr. Desirae McKee. Truth of the matter is, gold is but a piece of dirt next to the quality of care and value you get when allowing Dr. McKee to be part of your health improvement journey. She is the true Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman....more
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Dr. McKee accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. McKee has admitting privileges

University Medical Center
602 Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX 79415
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