Dr. Douglas Hartzler, MD

Dr. Douglas Hartzler, MD

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63 y/o
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Dr. Douglas Hartzler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Arizona Orthopedic Associates

3033 N 44th St Ste 100

Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Concentra

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Top Care Areas

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

Elbow Bursitis
normal
more than 87% of peers
Knee Disorders
normal
more than 83% of peers
Osteoarthritis
normal
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Hartzler's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hartzler "A Message from Douglas Hartzler, M.D. My initial exposure to medicine was the result of my dad being a family doctor in a small Minnesota town. Entering college, I pursued being a doctor or wildlife manager and medicine won out. While in medical school, my technical skills directed me to a surgical specialty. I worked with an orthopedic surgeon who drove my choice of specialty. I came to Phoenix for my residency with the intent of returning to Minnesota to practice medicine, but met my future wife while I was here. She did clinical research at St Joseph's Hospital as a nurse and later completed law school prior to our marriage. We stayed in Phoenix and raised our 5 children. I think that orthopedic injuries affect people's lives more than many other medical problems. I like addressing these problems and am fascinated by patient's life stories and how they relate to their orthopedic problems. I embrace the challenges of being an orthopedic surgeon and the responsibility it brings. My philosophy can be summarized as "Loyalty above all except for Honor." My loyalty as physician is to my patients and family."

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

91  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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50  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Maricopa Integrated Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hartzler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Hartzler is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Hartzler's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartzler to family and friends
27 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Hartzler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Awesome doctor, he did a total knee replacement 2 years ago. He got me up and running on all cylinders!! Thanks Doc!!!
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I accompanied my husband today on his visit to Dr. Hartzler and was completely impressed with the entire experience. This practice is phenomenal!! From the moment we entered the office we were treated with respect by a staff that is courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. Most importantly, Dr....more
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Dr. Hartzler performed total knee replacement and also hip replacement for me one year apart. Both were needed and successful. He also follows with me regarding pain the the other knee, and I have been treated by him for injuries to my shoulder. He is very thorough, easy to talk with, and works...more
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Dr. Hartzler has given me two new hips, six years apart. I cannot say enough kind words about him. He has great bedside manners and replaced my hips with a minimum downtime. He is truly an expert and I would highly recommend him.
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Where do I begin?? Historically, being an avid exercise enthusiast. At the age of 50, started to experience knee problems. 20 years later, again historically, "The Man", Dr. Hartzler, has performed 5 scopes, one full knee replacement at the age of 50, then a parial replacement on the other knee...more
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