Dr. Dirk Alander, MD

Dr. Dirk Alander, MD

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Dr. Dirk Alander, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1984 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine, trauma medicine, and more.

1755 S Grand Blvd

Saint Louis, MO 63104

Contact Information

(314) 977-4440

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Experience Check

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Dr. Alander's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alander treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alander treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alander treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Alander treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alander treats Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Alander treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Alander's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankle Fracture
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Anterior Horn Disease
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Bunion
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Femur Fracture
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Heel Spur
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Sprain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Disorders
Knee Surgery
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Myelopathy
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Sternum Fracture
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Torticollis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Dirk Alander, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1984 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine, trauma medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Trauma Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Southern Ill University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Grand Rapids Orth Surgery Program Meml Mc
Residency Hospital
1985
Butterworth Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1993
1990
1985
1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Alander's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alander

3.3

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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(5)

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In 1998 at North Kansas City, Saint Lukes Hspital, Dr Alander said it would be a 50% chance of being able to walk again, but I wasn't able to walk without alot of pain. Doing the surgery ment, being able to walk or in wheelchair without no pain, I chose to be positive and gave him a chance to help...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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