Dr. Douglas Freels, MD

Dr. Douglas Freels, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Douglas Freels, MD is an adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Wilson, NC and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

1803 Forest Hills Rd W

Wilson, NC 27893

Contact Information

(252) 243-9629

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Freels' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Freels "Dr. Freels grew up in the East Tennessee area and graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and attended medical school at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. He then completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL, and at Bowman Gray / Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital Medical Center. He later completed a fellowship in Arthritis Surgery/Total Joint Replacement in at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Dr. Freels specializes in the treatment of hip, knee, and shoulder problems. His areas of surgical expertise include: Outpatient/same day discharge total joint replacement surgery Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery Direct anterior muscle sparing hip replacement surgery Partial knee replacements Shoulder replacement surgery Revision hip and knee replacements Knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, and wrist arthroscopy Rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery Fracture care Simple hand and upper extremity surgery Seeing and treating sports medicine patients FDA certified training in MACI cartilage restoration procedure"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Freels "My philosophy in treating patients is to treat them as if they were my own family. I try to listen and offer alternative non-surgical treatments. If they are in need of surgery, I offer the options and explain the expectations . Engagement of the patient in the decision-making and having the patient understand what the problem may be is important for the patient to have the best outcomes.

I try my best to restore the patient to their normal functional status so they can return to doing the things that they enjoy most doing without pain or loss of function."

6  Specialties

  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

44  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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39  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • University Of The South
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Bowman Grm/Nc Baptist
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Bowman Grm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Fl Ortho Instit Tampa Gen Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Freels has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Freels' Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Freels to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Freels' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Discussed my case in front of another patient with another doctor for fifteen minutes while he was supposed to be with her. Sent me for two tests that he had no clue what the results said. Could not remember which leg was bad. Two hour wait past apointment time. Only seems interested in cutting. I...more
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Surgery was scheduled for 1 p.m. my surgery was done at 7:30 that night what I was told would be done wasn't. My knee as bad today as it was when I first visit his office.
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