Dr. John D. Patterson, MD

Dr. John D. Patterson, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 48 years old

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As a physician, my aim is to partner with the patient to provide them the best care possible. I strive to present as clear an explanation of their condition as possible and of all treatment options. I will summarize and present the most up-to-date information garnered from years of training at the best institutions as well as by attending yearly national meetings and CME courses, constant review of peer-review literature and communication with colleagues at academic centers around the world.Read more

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in Bear, DE |
He is outstanding! I trust him completely with my upcoming surgery, and trusted him to do what was right for me and for the future of my hand movement. I have and will continue to refer him to anyone that asks about hand surgery. His PA Tom was equally invested in my recovery as was Beth is scheduler and Rose his assistant. GREAT TEAM!
in Delaware |
The doctor was very impersonable and rude. He yelled at me in front of his staff and other patients while I was in severe pain. He told me if they cut off my right hand, what would i do, but use my left?, as opposed to offering a solution. He was very rude. I advised him what the other doctor said about me, and he said, I dont care what the other doctor said, I am a specialist. He almost brought me to tears in his office. He lacked empathy and people skills.
Wilmington, DE |
Very friendly and explained problem and options thoroughly. Surprisingly pleasant experience considering at a doctor appointment.
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Dr. Patterson's Care Philosophy

As a physician, my aim is to partner with the patient to provide them the best care possible. I strive to present as clear an explanation of their condition as possible and of all treatment options. I will summarize and present the most up-to-date information garnered from years of training at the best institutions as well as by attending yearly national meetings and CME courses, constant review of peer-review literature and communication with colleagues at academic centers around the world.

Dr. Patterson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Delaware not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Surgical Services

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Med Ctr

    Completed in 2000

    HARVARD COMBINED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Hand Fellowship

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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