Dr. Michael Axe, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 69

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Michael Axe, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newark, DE and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1979. He is affiliated with Christiana Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Michael Axe, MD

Joseph J Straight

4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 225 Newark, DE 19713
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Axe

4.3

Based on 52 ratings

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Dr. Axe got to the point and explained what was wrong with my shoulder. He then referred me to his son who will be performing the surgery.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Dawn Lowe – Jul 08, 2021
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Very professional office. Dr. Axe and the staff answered all my questions and made me feel valued as a patient.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Steve A – Jun 29, 2021
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Always the consummate professional and absolute best experience.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Randy – Jun 29, 2021
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Dr. Axe is a wonderful Doctor, and communicates diagnosis extremely well. Best doctor I have ever seen.
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
What could be improved
No results
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TR Cannon – May 04, 2021
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On time and pleasant. Professional service
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John Mahoney – May 04, 2021
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Dr. Axe answered my questions and provided recommendations.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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May 04, 2021
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Excellent!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Donald B. – Apr 23, 2021
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Office staff was very organized and prompt. I was able to get my X-ray, right in the office, during my appointment. Dr. Axe knew what was wrong immediately. It ended up being a minor 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
What could be improved
No results
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Deanna – Apr 06, 2021
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Dr Axe is one of the best doctors around. He is friendly and likes to joke around to make you feel comfortable. He replaced my hip and did my meniscus tear. He explained everything that was going to happen from start to finish. If I could I would have him as my primary doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jodallas – Feb 05, 2021
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Dr Axe was very friendly knowing I was a little nervous. His bed side manners are above and beyond. I would recommend him to my family & friends. Thanks again for making me feel comfortable during my visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Colleen Sharp – Jan 27, 2021
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Was extremely pleased with Dr.Michael Axe.He explained my condition and adressed my concerns.The office staff was very courteous and competent.Would definitely recommend Dr Axe.
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Jan 12, 2021
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With Dr. Axe’s years of knowledge And experience, he pinpointed the issue precisely and determined the best course of treatment for the patient. Great experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Benson Lee – Nov 10, 2020
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Dr Axe has been my Dr now for 21 years and have always had great personal service from him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom – Oct 14, 2020
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Best sport medicine guy around. X-Ray, diagnosis, prognosis and initial treatment done in 30 mins. Thanks Dr. Axe!
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Oct 09, 2020
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Dr Axe was courteous but also got right to the point and figured out my injury. He’s fixed me up before when I thought I’d never be 100% again, so I’m pleased that he is still available to fix my other injuries.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 09, 2020
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Highly recommend! I had strong pain in my shoulder for months and after one visit with Dr. Axe my pain was gone and has not returned! Dr. Michael Axe not only took the time to learn and listen about my chronic shoulder pain, but explained what may have caused it and preventative measures to take in the future. I was very impressed and appreciative.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 08, 2020
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Dr. Axe took the time to explain my diagnosis and get me on the right course of treatment. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 07, 2020
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Could not have gone any better. Excellent care, excellent service, excellent explanations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 06, 2020
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He does not take the time to explain anything to you. He is not personable. In my last appointment, he was in the for 15 seconds and that is not an exaggeration. Did not ask me how my PT was going, if I felt better or anything. Gave me a shot and walked out.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jun 05, 2020
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Now I have no PAIN
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Bill Stephano – May 18, 2020
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Care Philosophy

Allowing a First State Orthopaedics surgeon to operate on you is the biggest honor you can give us. Patients need to be well informed of their musculoskeletal...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Harborview Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Medical Center Of Delaware
Residency Hospital
University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
Bucknell University
Undergraduate School
Christiana Care
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Michael Axe, MD treat?

Dr. Axe frequently treats the following conditions: Adhesive Capsulitis, Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture, and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Michael Axe, MD's office address?

Dr. Axe's office is located at 4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 225, Newark, DE 19713. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Michael Axe, MD fluent in?

Dr. Axe is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Michael Axe, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Michael Axe, MD is affiliated with Christiana Hospital.

Is Dr. Michael Axe, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Michael Axe, MD holds board certifications in Sports Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Michael Axe, MD have?

Dr. Axe has over 43 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Michael Axe, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.2/5 for Dr. Michael Axe, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Axe's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(302) 738-4600

Dr. Axe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerihealth
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred PPO
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
PA Insurance Services
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Practice

Joseph J Straight4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 225 Newark, DE 19713
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Ati Holdings LLC211 Executive Dr Ste 11 Newark, DE 19702
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First State Orthopaedics

First State Surgery Center1000 Twin C Ln Ste 200 Newark, DE 19713
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Dover737 S Queen St Ste 2 Dover, DE 19904
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Axe is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2023)