Dr. Gary Peters, MD

Dr. Gary Peters, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Gary Peters, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

123 Summer St # 320

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 852-0600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Peters' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Peters "Although Dr. Gary Peters recently joined Reliant Medical Group, he has been practicing orthopedics in Worcester for almost three decades. "When I heard that Dr. Morgan and Dr. Balcom were coming to Worcester to head up the new orthopedic department here, I felt it was a really great opportunity. Reliant Medical Group is committed to having an orthopedic department that is second to none and I wanted to be a part of it," he explains. Dr. Peters sees a lot of patients that still want to remain active despite having knee and shoulder problems. "Surgical treatment for degenerative knees and shoulders has really progressed over the last 15-20 years. In the past, it was not unusual to tell people, especially older people, that they had to live with their condition. Now, we can help patients of all ages using everything from arthroscopic surgery to complete knee and shoulder replacements." Dr. Peters has a subspecialty interest in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery and enjoys helping athletes who have been injured return to the playing field. "I played sports in school myself so I know how important it is for a young athlete to return to playing the sport they love after an injury. Fortunately, we can treat most sports injuries quite successfully now." According to Dr. Peters, many patients that go to see him do not require surgery and can be treated non-operatively using physical therapy, exercise programs and other methods. "I think many people have the misconception that when they go to see an orthopedic surgeon they are going to need surgery. We actually have a lot of different ways to treat patients, surgery – of course – being one of them.""
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

59  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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29  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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 Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Mass Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Mass Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Peters has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Peters' Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peters to family and friends
9 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Peters' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Peters has done arthroscopic surgery on me and total knee replacements on both of my knees. He is a fantastic surgeon and a very caring person. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing knee surgery.
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Dr. Peters is an excellent surgeon. He's treated both of my knees successfully. Two family members were very satisfied with their knee replacements. He is very thorough, professional doctor.
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Dr Peters was friendly and pleasant to deal with but I felt that he diagnosed my injury prior to evaluating me. I did not trust his diagnosis or his approach, I scheduled a second opinion with another Doctor ,then scheduled surgery with the other doctor .. The surgery results were positive...more
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Dr Peters did my shoulder surgery in 2011. He removed a bone sper and bursitis when I lived in MA. I made a full recovery with no complications would definitely recommend him!
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