Dr. Douglas Roger, MD

Dr. Douglas Roger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Douglas Roger, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from GEORGETOWN UNIV SCH OF MED in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste W201

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact Information

(760) 416-4511

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hip Replacement
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Roger'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.

Dr. Roger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Roger "Dr. Douglas J. Roger, orthopedic surgeon at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California, is a pioneer of Direct Superior Approach minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, Dr. Roger is a nationally renowned industry leader in one of the most successful procedures that has renewed the lives of thousands over his peer-distinguished 30-year career. He leads a team of scientists and surgeons who are researching and developing less-invasive surgical techniques for minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. This team has submitted their research to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) as well as other leading academic groups."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Roger "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 a lot of pain and were on crutches for long periods of time and overall it took a long time to recover. I became interest in developing ways to help patients get better faster after hip replacement surgery. Twenty-five years of research has led to today's minimally invasive approach, the Direct Superior."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

67  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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32  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder 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
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Pacific Union College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • GEORGETOWN UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Roger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Roger's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Roger to family and friends
25 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Roger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Roger Says:
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Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of myself or the staff at Desert Regional Medical Center. If we failed to meet your needs please give us the opportunity to make it right. I appreciate and value your opinion of the care you received. 

Thank you, 

Douglas Roger, MD 

"

Patient Comments (8)

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...more
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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...more
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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.
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Unkind and condescending
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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.
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