Dr. Michael Dolphin, DO

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Dolphin
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

Orthopedic Specialists

3385 Dexter Ct Ste 300 Davenport, IA 52807

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(563) 344-9292

Dr. Michael Dolphin, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Davenport, IA. Dr. Dolphin has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Genesis Medical Center - East Rusholme Street and UnityPoint Health - Trinity Bettendorf. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dolphin to book an appointment.


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Dr. Dolphin is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - Trinity Bettendorf Bettendorf, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Dolphin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Dolphin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Dolphin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (563) 344-9292.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Dolphin typically treats 58% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Low Back Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Dolphin's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Dolphin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Dolphin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dolphin

4.6

Based on 79 ratings

5 Stars
88.60759493670886%
(70)
4 Stars
1.2658227848101267%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10.126582278481013%
(8)
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What went well
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  • Staff friendliness (64)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (64)
What could be improved
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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Dr. Dolphin performed surgery on me and the results are nothing short of amazing. I had three bone spurs and two ruptured disks (C5-6, C6-7) and my cervical fusion surgery was successful. His staff is also top rate. I had minimal pain (just a minor sore throat) for a few days and my recovery was quick and complete. I knew what to expect every step of the way due to the team's thoroughness. From Dr. Dolphin's explanation of what was required, to the daily follow-up with a nurse for the first week after surgery, and physical therapy at the ten-day mark, I was confident in the team (and my expectations and progress) every step of the way. I highly recommend Dr. Dolphin and Orthopaedic Specialists in Davenport, Iowa.
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
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Highly Recommend! – Jan 11, 2021
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I was really impressed with Dr Dolphin. He took the time to explain my condition and showed me the xrays as to what was wrong and my options to fix the 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
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Sean Sehmann – Jan 07, 2021
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Dr. Dolphin's staff was friendly and professional and put me at ease right away. The doctor explained in easy to understand terms what my condition entailed and the types of treatment options available. I am happy to recommend Dr. Dolphin to my family and friends.
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
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Johnsmom – Dec 18, 2020
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I have had numerous visits over the past 7 years with Dr Dolphin regarding back/leg pain. He has always given me what time I needed for the visit. Allows me to have input into my plan of care. Very personable. Reviews my X-rays and MRI's at a level I understand and and repeats as many times as I need him to. Makes referrals to pain management as needed.
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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Jackie Squire – Sep 18, 2020
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Dr Dolphin and his staff are amazing and courteous. I am 2 weeks post op and am now pain free. 100% better than where I was before surgery.
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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Aug 07, 2020
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He is the Best Doctor I have been to also his nurses are the Best.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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Jun 19, 2020
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Dr. Dolphin does a very good job of explaining the procedure that he will be performing. He is willing and able to answer any question that you might ask. It is important to him that you understand what will be happening to you.
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Jun 03, 2020
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He was very nice, and took the time to talk to me and I didn't have to wait for-ever to see him. And he also said he would call me with my results instead of me driving back there- I thought that was awesome:)
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Lisa Clark – May 28, 2020
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Tremendous personal attention..yet gets right to it..incredible guy!
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May 22, 2020
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I can always count on Dr. Dolphin explaining changes If any from my last appointment. He’s always forthcoming and doesn’t sugarcoat
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NANCY HEINISCH – May 21, 2020
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Dr. Dolphin and his entire staff are top notch. Very patient and listen to your concerns and issues during your visit.
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May 19, 2020
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Quick efficient and informed.
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May 15, 2020
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Dr Dolphin was really pleasant. I only saw him for a couple of minutes, but Kara (?) his PA was really good, relayed my story to him & he came in with our next direction.
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Bob Layman – May 13, 2020
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I had broken my back a month ago while in Florida and had a lot of difficulty in someone seeing me. We were on our way back to Illinois and I needed a doctor to follow up with my care. Dr. Dolphin's office took me on as a new patient immediately and was very thorough with my appt.
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May 12, 2020
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I already knew Dr Dolphin had an excellent reputation as a back surgeon, so in my mind there was not another option. He did not disappoint. Results were immediate in my case. The evening of surgery when they got me out of bed, I was astounded that the spasms in my hips that had plagued me for the last year were completely gone. I followed all instructions and my surgery results are 100 percent.
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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L Syfert in Bettendorf, IA – Jan 27, 2020
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Dr Dolphin performed lumbar surgery on me for lower back and leg pain. He and his nurses were very professional and knowledgeable. Post surgery, my symptoms are greatly reduced and I’m walking miles without pain, when before surgery, I couldn’t stand without pain.
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Dec 18, 2019
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The nerves in my lower back were pinched when I stood for over 5 minutes or walked for a block or two. Then my legs would become numb and eventually fail to support me. Dr. Dolphin did a laminectomy on my bottom 4 lumbar vertebrae and I felt relief after one week of recovery. After 6 weeks can stand and walk with no numbness.
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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William Carter – Oct 20, 2019
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I am sooo glad I had a recommendation for Dr Dolphin! He was very informative about the procedure I needed and explained so I understood the surgery and the expected outcome. It was very easy to ask him questions and get answers I needed. I would definitely recommend him for surgery!! My surgery turned out great, painfree now and very happy! THANKYOU DR Dolphin !
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May 24, 2019
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Had been suffering from back pain for several years and was referred to Dr. Dophin via co-worker recommendations. Was able to get an appointment as a new patient without delay. So thankful I finally went, as I needed surgery to repair a herniated disc. Had a microdisectomy surgery in the L4-L5 area. Walked out of the hospital after surgery in a little over 3 hours after checking in. I've continued to get stonger each day and have so much more stability. Dr. Dolphin is an an excellent surgeon! I would highly recommend him.
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May 16, 2019
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Dr Dolphin is nothing but a kind and caring dr.Just had back surgery on the 8 th of April, had a follow up today April 19 th, everything is looking good.He is a Dr who will listen to what you have to say .I would have him do surgery at anytime. His staff is as caring as he is.they are all kind and caring.God bless him and his staff.
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Biography

Dr. Michael Dolphin, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Davenport, IA. Dr. Dolphin has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

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What are Dr. Michael Dolphin, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Dolphin frequently treats Spine. See all practice areas where Dr. Dolphin specializes.

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Dr. Dolphin's office is located at 3385 Dexter Ct Ste 300, Davenport, IA 52807. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Orthopedic Specialists3385 Dexter Ct Ste 300 Davenport, IA 52807
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Genesis Medical Center - East Rusholme Street

Davenport, IA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

UnityPoint Health - Trinity Bettendorf

Bettendorf, IA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)