Dr. Desirae McKee, MD

Dr. Desirae McKee, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Desirae McKee, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med in 2001 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read her story

808 Joliet Ave Unit 210

Lubbock, TX 79415

Contact Information

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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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
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."

4  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

79  Conditions Treated

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42  Procedures

  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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
75 total reviews (58 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (75)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McKee's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • 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 (58)

Positively the best. I doctor shopped her and everyone I spoke with offered her praise. I see why. Was previously advised the ONLY possibility to help my wrist from a 50 year old injury was total fusion. Before she did the surgery, she told me it was possible I needed PARTIAL fusion. I told...more
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I found Dr McKee to be the right Dr for me. When I was referred to her my hand was in shambles due to poor after care from my local physician surgery. She immediately got me going in the right direction with her care and mgt and within a few short months my hand was in great shape thank's to her...more
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Dr. McKee is an excellent surgeon and is an all around amazing practitioner!!! I highly recommend Dr. McKee.
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Dr. McKee is one of the best physicians I have come across. She explains everything so that you can understand the problem and the treatment.
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Dr. McKee is awesome and hands down the best hand specialist in the region! She is always professional and courteous with a great bedside manner. She takes the time to explain everything very thoroughly and in terms you can understand. The results of her care are exemplary. I have and will...more
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