Dr. Garland K. Gudger, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 68

6262 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31909
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Dr. Gudger's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital
4401 River Chase Dr
Phenix City, AL 36867
Northside Medical Center
100 Frist Ct
Columbus, GA 31909

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Hughston Clinic
Hughston Clinic - Main Campus
6262 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31909
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117 Oakland Pkwy
Leesburg, GA 31763
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    Dr. Gudger's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Fracture Care
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bursitis
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
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    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Gudger

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
    • 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.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Order of Merit, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, 1990
    • Honoree, LaGrange College Athletic Hall of Fame, 2006

    Media & Publications

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1973

    Internship Hospital

    Greenville Hospital System

    Residency Hospital

    Greenville Hospital System
    Shriners Hospital, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

    Undergraduate Schools

    LaGrange College
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Gudger & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Gudger's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

    • Northside Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.2
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    4.2 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gudger to family and friends

    4.2 out of 5

    10 responses

    Dr. Gudger's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.6 out of 5

    10 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.5 out of 5

    10 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.3 out of 5

    10 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    9 responses

    Experience with Dr. Gudger

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.2 out of 5

    10 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.3 out of 5

    10 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.2 out of 5

    10 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.2 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    Hughston Clinic
    Hughston Clinic - Main Campus
    6262 Veterans Pkwy
    Columbus, GA 31909
    (706) 324-6661 (Office)
    (706) 494-3120 (Fax)
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    Hughston Clinic
    Hughston Clinic - Albany
    117 Oakland Pkwy
    Leesburg, GA 31763
    (229) 483-0055 (Office)
    (229) 483-0601 (Fax)
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    Hughston Clinic
    Hughston Clinic - Dothan
    512 N Shady Ln
    Dothan, AL 36303
    (334) 699-5747 (Office)
    (334) 699-5875 (Fax)
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