Dr. Douglas Dodson, DO

Dr. Douglas Dodson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Douglas Dodson, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Alamogordo, NM and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Western University of Health Science, California - D.O. in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

2301 Indian Wells Rd Ste A

Alamogordo, NM 88310

Contact Information

(575) 434-0639

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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Wrist Replacement
more than 58% of peers
Hip Pointer Injuries
more than 46% of peers
Hip Replacement
more than 38% of peers

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Dr. Dodson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dodson "Dr. Douglas R. Dodson is an Orthopedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Specialist, Podiatrist, Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Management Specialist serving the Las Cruces area for more than 20 years. He has been practicing since 1994. Dr. Dodson is experienced in Total Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery, Interventional Back Pain Management and Bunion/ Hammer Toe Surgery. He is a professional member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons - Fellow, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Osteopathic Association,International College of Surgeons, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, New Mexico Orthopedic Association, New Mexico Medical Society, New Mexico Osteopathic Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association, and United States Army Reserves (Former Member for 17 Years). Got a Fellowship trained in total joint replacement and Fellow of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons."
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

12  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bunion
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Heel Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Scapular Fracture

18  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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 Redlands, California - B.A. Psychology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Western University of Health Science, California - D.O.
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Orthopedic Surgery - Botsford General Hospital, Michigan State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Total Joint Replacement - Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dodson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dodson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dodson to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Dodson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I had my first hip replacement with in May 2017, and the second hip replaced In August 2017. I am very pleased with every aspect of the care that I received. Doctor Dodson paid impeccable attention to every aspect of my operation, from the purely cosmetic, (I have extensive tattoo work on both...more
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My acl replacement was top notch and his staff in Ruidoso is exceptional. My only complaint was he do a lot of detailed explaination after the surgery as to how it went and what to expect
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