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.
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.
Dr. McKee's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery and Hand Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Pediatric Hand Surgery
Plastic Surgery of the Hand
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. McKee's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain's Disease
Finger Joint Sprain
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hand Ligament Rupture
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Bone and Joint Repair
Burn Care Services
Carpal Tunnel Release
De Quervain's Release
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
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
Trigger Finger Release
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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