Dr. Joel Wells, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 37

Dr. Wells
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UT Southwestern

3030 WATERVIEW PKWY Richardson, TX 75080

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Dr. Joel Wells, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Richardson, TX. Dr. Wells has more experience with Hip & Pelvic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wells to book an appointment.

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  • Explained conditions well (6)
  • Listened & answered questions (6)
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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After a fall with broken femur, two surgeries elsewhere with hip displacements afterward and physical therapies, I found Dr. Wells. He may have saved my life with a hip replacement that solved my complicated issues! After an entire year of surgeries, rehab stays and physical therapy, he knew the answer where others failed. thank heavens we asked for that SECOND OPINION! Thank you, Dr Joel Wells!
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I’m speechless how wonderful he is ! He is definitely the best around along with his entire staff.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Wonderful doctor !I’m coming all the way from Detroit just to see him for PAO surgery.
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Dr Wells saved my life! Wonderful bedside manner, extremely dedicated & well informed. He is the best hip replacement dr I’ve dealt with, not a better ortho dr in Texas!
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Dr. Joel Wells, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Richardson, TX. Dr. Wells has more experience with Hip & Pelvic Surgery than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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What are Dr. Joel Wells, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wells frequently treats Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Wells specializes.

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Dr. Wells' office is located at 3030 WATERVIEW PKWY, Richardson, TX 75080. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wells

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wells treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wells treats other conditions, please contact the office at (972) 669-7070.

Hip & Pelvic Surgery

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip & Pelvic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Wells is experienced in the area of Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Sprain
Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
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Dr. Wells' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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(972) 669-7070

Dr. Wells accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Locations

UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern Medical Center Richardson/Plaon3030 WATERVIEW PKWY Richardson, TX 75080
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Wells is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital

Dallas, TX

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

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