Dr. Greg Watchmaker, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Watchmaker
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Milwaukee Hand Center SC

1535 W Market St Mequon, WI 53092

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(262) 241-9224

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


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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

Hand Conditions
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Dr. Watchmaker treats Hand Conditions more than 100% of his peers

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

Trigger Finger
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Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Watchmaker treats this condition 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 or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 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
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Watchmaker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watchmaker

4.8

Based on 90 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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He performed surgery on my wrist and it made it worse. Would not recommend him.
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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!!!
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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mar 23, 2017
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Carpal tunnel surgery went superbly as did my recovery. Great surgeon and team.
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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.
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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!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Greg Watchmaker, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Mequon, WI. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Columbia St....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
  • >Considerations in Pediatric Hand Surgery, 1997
  • >Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, McGraw-Hill (1996) "Nerve Injury and Repair, 1996
  • >Management of Peripheral Nerve Problems, 1997
  • >Milwaukee Magazine Top Docs, 2008
  • >Management of Peripheral Nerve Problems, W.B. Saunders (1997) "Clinical Applications of Nerve Topography" by Greg Watchmaker and ME Jabaley,
  • >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,
  • >Additional publication list at www.themilwaukeehandcenter.com,
  • >Acute Vascular Injury Associated with Fracture of the Distal Radius, 2008
  • >Avoidance of transection of the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve in carpal tunnel release, 1996

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Locations

Milwaukee Hand Center SC

Milwaukee Hand Center SC1535 W Market St Mequon, WI 53092
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Milwaukee Hand Ctr2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 825 Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee

Mequon, WI

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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

Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha

Kenosha, WI

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Orthopaedic Hospital Of Wisconsin

Glendale, WI

92% Patient experience rating, 23% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
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