Dr. Douglas Lucas, DO

Dr. Douglas Lucas, DO

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Douglas Lucas, DO is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery doctor who practices in Durango, CO. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 8 years. Read his story

1 Mercado St Ste 202

Durango, CO 81301

Contact Information

(970) 764-9400

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Lucas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lucas "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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  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hernia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Bunion Surgery
  • 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, Closed
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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 Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Edward Via Virginia Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lucas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lucas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lucas to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Lucas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Durango |
Dr. Lucas is a magician! He put my 17 year old son back together who shattered both of his ankles after a 30 foot fall. Not only is he an amazing surgeon but his care and compassion with my son and our entire family gave us comfort and hope. We are so lucky to have him in Durango, Colorado.
in Pagosa Springs, CO |
Dr. Lucas is a great surgeon! In less than 6 weeks after Cheilectomy surgery for osteoarthritis of the big toe and a Cartiva implant I am able to do daily 6-8 mile walks.. I'm also back in the saddle on my bike. The current pain is minimal and recovery was relatively quick. I couldn't be more pleased with such a terrific doctor who took the time to answer any and all of my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Lucas to anyone looking for relief from osteoarthritis toe pain.
in Durango, CO |
I highly recommend Dr. Lucas. I ruptured my Achilles skiing. After the initial injury a DVT settled in place which delayed diagnosis (and I was stubborn) for almost 4 months. By then, a significant amount of atrophy had set in. Dr. Lucas was very straight up and we set on a plan to get me back on my feet, literally. I am pleased to report that not only were his surgical efforts successful but with PT and training I recently completed my first full Ironman competition at age 64. Thanks Dr. Lucas.
in Durango, CO |
I suffered a trauma accident close to 14 years ago leaving me with neurological damage. I have seen multiple orthopedic surgeons over the years to correct various issues. I accepted a lingering injury, as two surgeries had already been attempted which proved to be unsuccessful. I wasn't just referred to see Dr. Lucas by multiple doctors, but encouraged to do so. I wish I'd had the surgery sooner. Not only are daily activities easier, but also I can mountain bike and hike again pain free.
in Durango, CO |
I went to Dr. Lucas with a painful and disabling foot problem. He took the time to explain my condition and to make sure I understood all of the options and possible outcomes. He did not jump straight into surgical correction, but explored other less invasive ways to help me. Ultimately I did end up needing surgery and Dr. Lucas did a fabulous job. I highly recommend this talented surgeon and I am very pleased with the outcome and the care I received from Dr. Lucas and his staff.
in Pagosa Springs, CO |
Dr. Lucas is an exemplary Ortho Surgeon. He not only made me feel like I was important to him and not just a "number" but he made me feel like I was getting the BEST care available when other doctors wouldn't even touch my case. My case was very complicated and he took the time to get outside opinions and share them with me. In the end, I am healed and back on my feet and I have it all to thank Dr. Lucas. I would recommend him to any one of my friends or family. He is excellent at what he does.
in Durango, CO |
Dr Lucas came highly recommended by my primary care provider and close friend, & I am forever grateful for the fabulous connection. I had a long overdue need to address a bunion & bunionette. He not only made time in his incredibly full schedule to fit me in, but also talked through options, and clearly explained his recommended course of action. He & his staff are remarkably knowledgeable, kind, & reassuring from the first visit through the entire process. Post-surgery results were stunning!
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Dr. Lucas accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Mercy Regional Medical Center
1010 Three Springs Blvd
Durango, CO 81301
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