Douglas E. Lucas, DO, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the foot and ankle. He is trained in general orthopedics and advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques used in treating many common foot and ankle problems. His other areas of expertise include limb deformity correction, joint and cartilage preservation, and total ankle replacement. Additional clinical interests include trauma, sports injuries, and pediatric disorders. Dr. Lucas focuses on providing outstanding patient care to the Four Corners region and performs outcome based research to help shape the field of foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Lucas earned his medical degree from the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia and received his general orthopedic training from Ohio University in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Stanford University, known as a referral center for complex foot and ankle problems. As a result, Dr. Lucas performed over four hundred procedures including limb deformity correction, Charcot reconstruction and total ankle replacement during his year there. He also worked with both Stanford varsity and professional athletes in the bay area. Dr. Lucas is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and currently holds a seat on the society's research committee helping to encourage meaningful research. He also participates in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, among others.During training, Dr. Lucas developed a passion for outcomes based clinical research. He has been published in peer reviewed scientific journals including Foot and Ankle International, The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and Foot and Ankle Specialist. He has written book chapters for several orthopedic texts on topics such as plantar plate injury, peroneal tendon injury and hallux rigidus. He also won numerous research awards and prizes for his work and has presented at both local and national meetings. Dr. Lucas moved to Durango with his wife Ashley Lucas, PhD, RD, and their two children. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy nearly all activities that the area has to offer. He is particularly interested in mountain and road cycling, hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. He and his wife look forward to settling into the community and raising their children in this wonderful environment.
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Dr. Lucas' Experience
Dr. Lucas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Lucas' Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Hammer Toe Repair
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Pediatric Surgical Procedures
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Utah
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
Edward Via Virginia Coll Of Osteo Med
Medical School | Graduated 2009
Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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