Dr. Edward Akelman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(27)
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Dr. Edward Akelman, MD
I truly enjoy caring for patients and teaching young physicians and surgeons how to become better doctors Teacher of the Year 3 times Brown Lifespan Orthopedics Chairman and Professor Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Lifespan Health System Department of Orthopedics Past President American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Providence Office

2 Dudley St

Providence, RI 02905

Contact Information

(401) 457-1595

Dr. Edward Akelman, MD

Dr. Edward Akelman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Akelman's Experience

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Dr. Akelman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
27

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
21

Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Rhode Island.

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

  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Yale New Haven Hosp-Yale U Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Roosevelt-St Lukes Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akelman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akelman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akelman to family and friends
4.3
based on 27 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Akelman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Charlestown R.I. |
Absolutely the best , I can not be more pleased. DR. AKELMAN removed rheumatoid nodules on six of my fingers during four operations. I never really had any pain and very minimal swelling , after the first operation I never bothered to fill the prescription for pain medication. The entire staff was just as professional and courteous as DR. AKELMAN himself. Every operation was as smooth and organized as the first , I was in & out in no time at all. My sincere gratitude to the doctor and his staff.
Barrington, RI |
Dr. Akelman diagnosed my condition accurately and provided excellent care. I am now pain free thanks to his diagnostic and surgical skills.
in Providence, RI |
Dr Akelman is a great listener and the best Dr. I would certainly recommend him to my friends. He takes the time with his patients and shows so much compassion.
|
The best
in Westerly, RI |
Compassionate, great listener, explained all details
in Bristol, RI |
Dr. Akelman has such a nice way about him, he is very knowledgable and told me everything I needed to know about the surgery on my office visit. The office was busy but I did not have to wait long at all! Everyone that I dealt with was very nice, kind and helpful. When I left the office that day, I just knew I had come to the right Doctor. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Akelman. The day of the surgery, it went very smoothly, again every one was so kind. Dr. Akelman did a great job. Healed
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Dr. Akelman accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Akelman has admitting privileges

Miriam Hospital
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