Dr. Douglas Roger, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Roger
Accepting new patients

Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neuroscience

1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste W201 Palm Springs, CA 92262

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(760) 416-4511

Dr. Douglas Roger, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Palm Springs, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Desert Regional Medical Center and Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Roger to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center Rancho Mirage, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Roger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Roger treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger treats Joint Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Roger treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger treats Knee Sprain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Roger treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Roger's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Roger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole HealthPrimeCare California OAMC
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Roger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Roger

3.1

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
46.875%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.25%
(2)
2 Stars
6.25%
(2)
1 Star
40.625%
(13)
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No problems w Dr Rogers. did great shoulder surgery few years ago. Dave Hill was always polite and thorough w questions and answers.. I don’t understand negative reviews. They are a busy office and that’s a good thing. Nurses and Receptionist are all friendly.
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sandy – Jun 03, 2021
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Doctor Douglas and his PA D. Hill have no compassion, are rude and don't explain much of the patient's problem. Ie Dr. Douglas refused my surgery flat out without and discussions. D. Hill laughed at my hand X-rays and said I have terrible arthritis and that there isn't anything he or I can do about it. That was the bottom line
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Gabriele Isbert – Apr 02, 2021
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I was sent all the way from Palm Springs to downtown Los Angeles for an MRI. Was told I was in the wrong place. Finally had MRI in palm desert. Was told once Dr Roger had a chance to look at the MRI the office would contact me for a follow up appointment. It’s been over a month and still no call for follow up. Office says “he’s just really busy and they are sure I’ll get a call soon”
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Roger has performed knee replacements on both of my knees and he has replaced my left hip. The results are overwhelmingly great - I have had no negative results Or any pain at all. He is a great surgeon - he deals with the problems and he has a fantastic staff including Physician Asst David Hill. I would encourage anyone facing knee or hip replacement to seriously consider Dr Roger and his staff. Yes he is very busy and minimizes his time with patients but he maximizes the excellent results that you will experience if he operates on you! I believe he is one of the absolute best orthopedic surgeons in the Coachella valley and his experience and results speak for themselves. He’s done 3 major surgeries on me and I have not had an ounce pain. A great man indeed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Buzz Colton – Mar 06, 2020
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I have a broken pinky, was referred to this doctor by my primary. Went to my appt. The wait was longer then needed to be. He never discussed my xray. Spent limited time with me. Told someone from the doorway of the examination room to tell a guy to bring a brace, then told me to wear for 2 weeks. He never told me anything about how long healing would take. That took so long that I peaked my head out and told them I had another doctor appt. Guy finally came with a ridiculously large and awkward brace for my pinky.
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Nov 15, 2019
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He’s thorough, thoughtful, compassionate, caring and masterful surgeon. He repaired my trimalleoar ankle fracture.
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Mar 20, 2019
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Currently in the middle of treatment and a lawsuit stemming from a car accident in LA... Had to switch my Dr to one out here since I moved to PS. My attorney hooked me up with this Dr. And it was absolutely horrible. First I get a call at 8pm from one of their staff members asking me questions that weren't relevant to my healthcare needs. Including asking about my lawsuit, asking how old the other driver was... Time of day of the accident. How clear the weather was. If police statements were
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Palm springs , CA – Nov 01, 2018
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I have complete trust in Dr. Roger. If I could have him do my second knee surgery I would. He is a very sound doctor and kind person. He is intelligent and very trustworthy. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very busy and in high demand and there is great reason for that. He is a gifted surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Camarillo, CA – Jun 09, 2017
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I had what was described as a "sprained" ankle. I had the MRI and X-Ray done that he ordered to provide him information for his diagnosis. After 3 appointments were cancelled at the last minute, because he was supposedly the only Ortho surgeon in Palm Springs, he said that it may or may not heal and that was it! A year later I am still suffering with it. He should have at least referred me to a different physician! A total waste of time out of my life!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Valerie in Yucca Valley, CA – May 24, 2017
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I was very sceptical about the procedure,but the surgery went very smoothly,maybe 45 min.and my recovery time was awesome I went home the next day, though painful,but that was 2013 now i am ready for my right knee to be replaced by him and only him.thank you Dr.Rodgers.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Beverly pitts in Hemet, CA – May 19, 2017
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Unkind and condescending
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Apr 20, 2017
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I spent over 10 years going to this office, waiting hundreds of hours without getting any help whatsoever with any of my injuries. I had another injury in January and my insurance wanted me to go to him as my only option and I refused.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Kitty in Indio, CA – Nov 17, 2016
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Dr. Roger was completely affable, diagnosed and explained what my problem was, explained what were and what weren't my treatment options, and treated me on the spot. Couldn't have been more pleased with my experience. I recommend Dr. Roger without reservation. The staff at ICON were friendly, professional, and performed their jobs well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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David in Palm Springs – Sep 20, 2016
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Amazing surgeon! I had a hip replacement and was walking around the hospital 3 hours after surgery without any assistance! His surgical approach is to cut minimal tissue and muscle. He is teaching doctors from around the world his unique surgical method. I didn't even need physical therapy! Also, very little pain. Fabulous!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Palm Desert, CA – Aug 03, 2016
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Dr Rogers scheduled my surgery for March 9th, 2016 at 6:15pm. I've needed this for six years. I have a 16lb service animal, who I was told in pre-op, could be with me. Dr. Roger's office called the night before and changed the time to 5:15am, and told me the dog could not be there. I showed up early., without my dog. The time changed to 10:30am. The head of the nursing staff said I could run home to see my dog and let him out. The next thing I know, Dr. Roge's office cancelled my surgery. Idiot!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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Gordon Scott King in Palm Springs, CA – Mar 10, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

When I first learned to do hip replacement surgery twenty-five years ago, patients were routinely in the hospital for two weeks or more. The patients had...Read more

Biography

Dr. Douglas J. Roger, orthopedic surgeon at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California, is a pioneer of Direct Superior Approach minimally...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Pacific Union College
Undergraduate School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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What are Dr. Douglas Roger, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Roger frequently treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Joint Pain, and Knee Sprain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Roger treats.

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Dr. Roger's office is located at 1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste W201, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neuroscience

Total Orthopedics of Palm Springs1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste W201 Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Roger is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Eisenhower Medical Center

Rancho Mirage, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital

Indio, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average