Dr. Michael Axe, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 68

Dr. Axe
Accepting new patients

Joseph J Straight

4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 225 Newark, DE 19713

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(302) 738-4600

Dr. Michael Axe, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Newark, DE. He is affiliated with Christiana Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Axe to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
  • Good Patient Care
    Patients said they had exceptional care at this hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Axe's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Axe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Axe

4.3

Based on 52 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(39)
4 Stars
5.769230769230769%
(3)
3 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
(1)
2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(2)
1 Star
13.461538461538462%
(7)
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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
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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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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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Dr. Axe is a highly knowledgeable and skilled 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
No results
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Kenneth W. – Jun 21, 2017
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Dr. Axe was incredibly attentive to the physical needs for me as a student athlete. Even with a difficult injury, Dr. Axe has made a plan for my injury and recovery that will allow me to compete in High School and at the collegiate level. His knowledge and expertise has been exceptional.
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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About Me

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

  • Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Research
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Christiana Care Health Servs Inc
Residency Hospital
Thos Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Michael Axe, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Michael Axe, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Axe frequently treats Musculoskeletal Function Test, Shoulder Arthroscopy, and ACL Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Axe treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Axe, MD's office located?

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

What languages does Dr. Michael Axe, MD speak?

Dr. Axe speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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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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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

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)