Dr. Greg Watchmaker, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. Watchmaker
Accepting new patients

Milwaukee Hand Center SC

2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 825 Milwaukee, WI 53215

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(262) 241-9224

Dr. Greg Watchmaker, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee and Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watchmaker to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Orthopaedic Hospital Of Wisconsin Glendale, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Watchmaker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Dr. Watchmaker treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watchmaker treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Trigger Finger
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watchmaker treats Trigger Finger more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watchmaker treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watchmaker treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watchmaker treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Watchmaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Watchmaker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Catastrophic Blue Priority-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Watchmaker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watchmaker

4.8

Based on 93 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Watchmaker is without a doubt the best doctor I have ever been to. While visiting my daughter, I fell and injured my right wrist/hand. He knew I was in a lot of pain and his smile, gentle approach, patience and understanding of my pain and injury was greatly appreciated. He gave me a brace and Celebrex to help me survive the rest of my stay in WI. When I got home, I had a letter in the mail from him recapping my diagnosis and his findings. I had to be seen here by a local hand specialist and he was thrilled to receive the doctors recap and acknowledged how appreciative he was that doctor Watchmaker took the time to do this He was spot on with his diagnosis too. WI you are blessed to have such an amazing doctor available when you need him. Thank you Dr Watchmaker and thank you to your kind, efficient staff. What a TEAM!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cindy Rocks – Oct 14, 2021
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Dr Watchmaker is so personable and intelligent in his interaction with me that I actually enjoy my visits. The staff that he has put in place is welcoming and efficient and may you feel at ease. This is a great place to receive care, best health experience I have ever had and I have always had good care. Do not hesitate to trust these people.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pops Sherman – Feb 17, 2021
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Dr. Watchmaker and his whole office system is wonderful. He’s extremely knowledgeable. Everything is so efficient, but also very caring. He has a very organized system for education, as well as interventions for paid relief. Highly recommend him and his office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Patty – Dec 31, 2020
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He performed surgery on my wrist and it made it worse. Would not recommend him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 29, 2020
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Dr. Watchmaker is an excellent doctor. From the beginning to the end of my care, I give Dr. Watchmaker my very top rating of a 10. His staff is very attentive and caring, which is a big plus to the 10 rating!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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NBA – Jan 12, 2020
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In 2011, Dr. Watchmaker treated my trigger finger with a cortisone shot. Sept. 2019, I just went back -- for same issue. Eight years between occurrences seems spectacular to me. He also noted that I was using a left-handed splint for a right-hand tremor! No wonder the thumb complained. On the spot, he gave me a proper one -- much more comfortable! Wish every doctor were as friendly, competent, and responsive as Dr. Watchmaker.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diane Forman – Sep 28, 2019
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My experience with Dr Watchmaker and the staff at the Mequon clinic is one that you would hope for and expect at a physician’s office. The services I received have not disappointed. Dr Watchmaker answers questions thoughtfully and in a way you can understand. And he provides exceptional care. I’m greatful that he and Lou Ann appreciate my somewhat weird sense of humor.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Liz J in Wauwatosa , WI – Jan 10, 2019
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A very friendly and thorough diagnosis and explanation of my wrist problem. Dr. Watchmaker gave me several treatment alternatives and I finally (after 50 years) understand my condition and am satisfied with my treatment choice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phil in Whitefish Bay, WI – Nov 15, 2018
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Dr. Watchmaker did an excellent job of educating me about my medical situation. He was concerned about my level of pain and quality of life, and provided me all the possible options that I could consider. He wants his patients to be comfortable and part of the decision process in providing the best possible care. After surgery, the therapy that I received was top notch. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend the Milwaukee Hand Center to any one with a hand, wrist or lower arm issue
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 20, 2018
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I had trigger thumb surgery and I'm going to have the other one done soon. I just can't get over everyone's kindness and caring ways before and after the surgery. Dr. Watchmaker is the BEST Dr. and is just so awesome!! I would never go to another DR, as long as he is covered under my insurance I will be his patient whenever I need something done. Thanks so much Dr. Watchmaker. You were all over my Facebook page and all positive remarks. .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roberta Pratt in Sussex, WI – Aug 29, 2018
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Great doctor. Listens to what you have to say and your concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard Willms in Waterford Wis – Mar 07, 2018
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I had a significantly bad finger break. Dr. Watchmaker did a phenomenal job explaining my options and educating me throughout the process.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 26, 2018
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I experienced a very enjoyable experience in being treated by Dr. Watchmaker and his staff. I found Dr. Watchmaker to be very skilled and caring in treating my Dupuytren's Contracture. Additionally, his entire staff provided the same level of excellent care in dealing with any questions or issues that arose throughout my office visits.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 23, 2017
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Carpal tunnel surgery went superbly as did my recovery. Great surgeon and team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Beth H. in Milwaukee, WI – Oct 25, 2016
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We called the office requesting an appointment for a second opinion. We were called several weeks later and told the doctor did not want to get involved with our situation. Obviously the office staff got the wrong information needless to say precious time has been lost we must start all over now.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mike G in Racine – Aug 23, 2016
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Very personable and caring physician! Knowledgable and intuitive. Very positive experience! I highly recommend Dr. Watchmaker!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff R in Cedar Grove, WI – Dec 25, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Greg Watchmaker, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Columbia...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

1996
UPen - Allegheny
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Washington University - Barnes Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Washington University - Barnes Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Kaplan Award, 1989

Media & Publications

  • "Advances in Peripheral Nerve Surgery, 1997
  • Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, McGraw-Hill (1996) "Nerve Injury and Repair, 1996
  • Management of Peripheral Nerve Problems, 1997
  • Considerations in Pediatric Hand Surgery, 1997
  • Milwaukee Magazine Top Docs, 2008
  • Avoidance of transection of the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve in carpal tunnel release, 1996
  • Intraneural topography of the ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel facilitates anterior transposition, 1994
  • Management of Peripheral Nerve Problems, W.B. Saunders (1997) "Clinical Applications of Nerve Topography" by Greg Watchmaker and ME Jabaley,
  • Orthopaedic Surgery: The Essentials, Thieme (1999) "Management of Acute Nerve Injuries" by Greg Watchmaker,
  • Additional publication list at www.themilwaukeehandcenter.com,
  • Acute Vascular Injury Associated with Fracture of the Distal Radius, 2008

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What are Dr. Greg Watchmaker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Watchmaker frequently treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, and Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Watchmaker treats.

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Dr. Watchmaker's office is located at 2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 825, Milwaukee, WI 53215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Milwaukee Hand Center SC

Milwaukee Hand Ctr2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 825 Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Watchmaker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee

Mequon, WI

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Orthopaedic Hospital Of Wisconsin

Glendale, WI

92% Patient Experience Rating, 23% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)