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Dr. Donald Lewis, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Lewis

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. Donald Lewis, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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3.5

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The employee that checked me in was not friendly nor did she realize that I had given her my Medicare Supplement Insurance card and forgot to give her my Medicare card. Dr Lewis came in the examining room, stated his name and advised me rudely and abruptly that he was not aware that AARP offered insurance. I had scheduled the appointment to discuss the progression of Dupuytrens in both my hands and to determine if options other than surgery were available per my research. He never examined my hands and rudely told me that surgery was not done unless the hand could not be placed flat on a surface. He showed no interest or compassion that I barely have the use of both my hands. When I returned home, I called his office to provide my Medicare number. My reaction is that he is only interested in patients that he immediately can insure that he will receive payment. Maybe his staff needs to be trained to understand and scrutinize insurance cards at check in.
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I highly recommend Dr. Lewis and his team if you need hand surgery. I recently had surgery on my hand and had an excellent result. As a physician, my hands are quite valuable for my livelihood. Prior to seeing Dr. Lewis, I spoke with a few different hand surgeons and they had great respect for their colleague and stated that he is an excellent surgeon. From the pre-op through the surgery, I had an flawless experience.
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Poor result based apparently on initial poor diagnosis.
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About Me

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 tre...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctors', 2016
  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctors', 2015
  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctors', 2013
  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctors', 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lewis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lewis treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lewis treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lewis treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lewis treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lewis treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Lewis treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Lewis' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Foot Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Surgery

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