Dr. Donald Hales, MD

Dr. Donald Hales, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(17)
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Dr. Donald Hales, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Flagstaff, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

1485 N Turquoise Dr

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Contact Information

(928) 774-7757

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Hales performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hales "Founded in 1972, Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is the region?s largest comprehensive orthopaedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation practice, with 14 fellowship-trained physicians caring for patients in Flagstaff, Sedona, Page and Prescott Valley. Our approach to care is about helping active people keep their quality of life, and building relationships with our patients, their families and the communities we serve. All of our physicians are board certified and experts in their specialty field."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis

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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • UCLA Medical Center-Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of California, Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hales has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hales' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hales to family and friends
4.3
based on 17 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Hales' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I work as a Highway Patrolman for the state of AZ. On 08-09-18 was struck head on by a DUI driver. My back pain was so severe due to pinched nerves, I could not walk straight. Dr Hales was an answer to our prayers. He told me the surgery was not to relieve pain, but to relieve the pinched nerves. ...more
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I have never felt more safe with any other doctor. Please if you need surgery, see him first. I had very successful surgery on my L3,4,and 5. I have no pain after suffering for years.
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