Dr. Donald Lewis, MD

Dr. Donald Lewis, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Donald Lewis, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

(925) 939-8585

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 94% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Lewis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lewis "Dr. Lewis began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2000 after earning his medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. His internship and residency at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York prepared him for two successive fellowships – one in hand and elbow surgery and another in shoulder surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine. Dr. Lewis joined MOS after completing his fellowships. Committed and focused, he has published numerous articles and given many lectures on related topics including carpal tunnel syndrome and injuries in athletes. Voted 'Top Doctor' by Castle Connolly. Dr. Lewis treats both simple and complex hand and elbow disorders, which often involve sports related issues. He has expertise in wrist arthroscopy and minimally invasive hand surgery. Common hand and elbow problems Dr. Lewis can treat are carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral nerve disorders/injuries, fractures and ligament injuries, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, tendonitis and tendon ruptures, thumb basal joint and hand osteoarthritis, tumors/masses/ganglions, tennis and golfer's elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis). He also has expertise in treatment of complex peripheral nerve injuries, tendon transfers, rheumatoid hand reconstruction, post-traumatic hand reconstruction, and microsurgery. Dr. Lewis thrives on overcoming the challenges faced in orthopedic medicine. His attention to detail rivals only his dedication to helping patients return to their favorite sports and activities. Meticulous skill, combined with a polite and professional bedside manner, ensures his patients receive the best orthopedic treatment available. In addition to being an avid triathlete, fly fisherman and expert skier, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lewis "Since I completed separate fellowships in Hand/Microsurgery and Sports Medicine, I work closely with my Physician assistant Joe Torres to coordinate care in the office and assist me in surgery. I believe in using minimally invasive techniques for treatment of carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, thumb basal joint arthritis, trigger fingers, and Dupuytren's contracture of the hand.

My background in Sports Medicine allows me to participate in the care of athletes all the way from local high schools to collegiate and professional levels, with early return to activity as the goal. Returning people back to their favorite sport or activity is something I'm very proud of.

Interacting with my patients and being able to use a mix of science, art, and skill to make dramatic improvements in their lives is what I like most about being an orthopedist."

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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
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24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Board Certified Hand Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 2003
  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctors', 2016
  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctors', 2015
  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctors', 2013
  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctors', 2014
Media & Publications

Dr. Lewis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Lewis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lewis to family and friends
20 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lewis' 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

Patient Comments (1)

Poor result based apparently on initial poor diagnosis.
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