Dr. Gordon Iiams, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Iiams
Accepting new patients

SMOC - Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

501 DISCOVERY DR Chesapeake, VA 23320

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(757) 547-5145

Dr. Gordon Iiams, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chesapeake, VA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Iiams has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Sentara Obici Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Iiams to book an appointment.


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(757) 547-5145

Dr. Iiams accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers HMO
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Optima Health
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iiams treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Iiams treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

De Quervain's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iiams treats De Quervain's Disease more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Iiams treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iiams treats Hand Conditions more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Iiams treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iiams treats Elbow Injuries more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Iiams treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Elbow Bursitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iiams treats Elbow Bursitis more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Iiams treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iiams treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 40% of their peers

Dr. Iiams treats this condition more than 40% of their peers

Check Dr. Iiams' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Iiams' conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Iiams' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Iiams

2.5

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
59.25925925925926%
(16)
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Iiams, his staff, and their new facility. First, Dr. Iiams has always been very good about listening to my concerns before evaluating me and then clearly explaining to me his assessment. He then thoroughly lays out what needs to be done (or not done if "rest" is the key!). He doesn't waste time but he also doesn't jump to conclusions. Second, his staff is sharp, informative and respectful. And, third, their new facility is state of the art - love it!
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Salli in Chesapeake, VA – Aug 19, 2017
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Dr. Iiams took a really traumatic elbow break and put it back together perfectly. He said it was one of the toughest surgeries he has performed, but I'm glad he did it. My elbow is nearly back to 100 percent within six weeks. Really happy with his surgery.
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Jordan P. in Norfolk – Oct 06, 2016
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Office wait times are ridiculous, One hour minimum. Last app. I had was for 830 in the morning with the thought being how far behind can you get that early? Answer I was seen @ 935. When he does see you he seems rushed and in a hurry because he knows he is running behind. Go figure. I will not be going back.
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About Me

"Hand surgery is a 3-way combination of specialty skills: orthopaedics, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery. Cosmetics as well as function are critical aspects of hand surgery." Dr. Gordon Iiams, MD

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1992
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Us Naval Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Internship Hospital
1982
Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
Medical School
1974
Oregon State University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

SMOC - Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Chesapeake, VA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Sentara Obici Hospital

Suffolk, VA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)