Dr. Douglas Roger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 55
  
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. Dr. Roger has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. 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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Dr. Roger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole HealthPrimeCare California OAMC
Benesys
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Select Plus HMO
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Basic PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Roger treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Hip Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger performs Hip Replacement more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Roger performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Roger treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of their peers

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

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Roger treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roger treats Knee Sprain more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Roger treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Roger's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • 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 Bursitis
  • 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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 Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

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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”
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Beverly pitts in Hemet, CA – May 19, 2017
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Unkind and condescending
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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Gordon Scott King in Palm Springs, CA – Mar 10, 2016
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About Me

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 r...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Pacific Union College
Undergraduate School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Roger offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

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  • Does Dr. Roger offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Roger have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Roger offer weekend visits?

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Memberships & Affiliations

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

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

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Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Eisenhower Medical Center

Rancho Mirage, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

JFK Memorial Hospital

Indio, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average