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Dr. Greg Watchmaker, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Watchmaker

Milwaukee Hand Center SC

1535 W Market St Mequon, WI 53092

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Dr. Greg Watchmaker, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Mequon, WI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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. .
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Great doctor. Listens to what you have to say and your concerns.
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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.
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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.
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Carpal tunnel surgery went superbly as did my recovery. Great surgeon and team.
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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.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are focused just on hand and upper extremity problems. Dr. Watchmaker is board certified and fellowship trained. Our philosophy is to educate patients on their treatment options and plan the proper treatment together. Our office is 'high-tech' yet...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic 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
1989
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
1995
1990
1989

Awards

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

Media & Publications

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

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(262) 241-9224

Dr. Watchmaker accepts the following insurance:

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Open Access Plus
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Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
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PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Watchmaker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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De Quervain's Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watchmaker treats De Quervain's Disease more than 100% of his peers

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

Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watchmaker performs Carpal Tunnel Release more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watchmaker performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
Neuroplasty
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watchmaker performs Neuroplasty more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watchmaker performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watchmaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

94% Patient experience rating, 25% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)