Dr. Joshua Carothers, MD

Dr. Joshua Carothers, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Joshua Carothers, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.Read his story

201 Cedar St SE Ste 6600

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 724-4300

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Carothers' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carothers "Dr. Joshua Carothers is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon whose practice focuses on total knee and hip replacements at the acclaimed New Mexico Center for Joint Replacement Surgery, one of the Centers of Excellence at New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Carothers hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL , where he was the captain of the Men's Swimming Team. He received academic and athletic awards throughout his college years, including graduating with honors in Environmental Science. Dr. Carothers went on to receive his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2002, where he graduated first in his class. He completed a five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in 2007 and an adult reconstruction fellowship with Colorado Joint Replacement in Denver in 2008. He is an outdoor enthusiast and especially enjoys skiing, golfing and camping. He and his family are delighted to be calling Albuquerque home."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carothers "Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our community by offering the highest-level orthopaedic care in New Mexico.  We recognize that every patient has a unique situation for which we provide exceptional care and treatment that is as individualized as they are.

We believe that the best orthopaedic care is obtained through the relationship and collaboration of patients, physicians, and staff."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

82  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head, Familial Form
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Injuries


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37  Procedures


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Colorado Joint Replacement
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carothers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carothers' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carothers to family and friends
49 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

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  • 1

Dr. Carothers' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

I felt comfortable with Dr. Carothers at the first appointment. He spent the time necessary to answer my questions about hip replacement, why he felt the posterior procedure was preferable to anterior procedure and offered to set up an appointment with a surgeon that did perform the anterior...more
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I went to Dr. Carothers based on local recommendations as well as other Health Grade reviews. The experience surpassed even the high grades already in the system
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I had a total knee replacement on 10/13/18 by Dr Carothers and the results are excellent! Pre op was excellent from start and just staying in the hospital for 24 hours was great. The pain was managed great, around a 3 out of 10. The arthritis in the knee is gone and at 4 weeks my bend of the knee...more
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have been seeing Dr. Carothers for the past 5 or 6 years for cortizone shots in my left knee. In Sept., 2017 he replaced the knee and I more than satisfied with the surgery. Dr. Carothers is a caring and professional surgeon.
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I had a total knee joint replacement on 8/24/2017 with Dr. Carothers as the surgeon. The entire process from making the initial consultation to the actual surgery and the followup visits were very smooth and with no problems. The surgery itself was excellent and produced professional and positive...more
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James, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. We're glad to hear we delivered such a great experience. If there's anything further we can do for you, we are happy to help!

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