Dr. Edward Akelman, MD

Dr. Edward Akelman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(28)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Edward Akelman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Providence, RI and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2 Dudley St

Providence, RI 02905

Contact Information

(401) 457-1595

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Akelman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Akelman "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"
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 28 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

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)

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...more
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Dr. Akelman diagnosed my condition accurately and provided excellent care. I am now pain free thanks to his diagnostic and surgical skills.
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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.
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Compassionate, great listener, explained all details
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