Dr. Michelle Ritter, MD

Dr. Michelle Ritter, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michelle Ritter, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Shreveport, LA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Read her story

385 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop

Shreveport, LA 71106

Contact Information

(318) 686-9986

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


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Trigger Finger
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Ritter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ritter "Dr. Ritter graduated with degrees in Math and Philosophy, but decided to become a hand surgeon after a traumatic thumb injury during medical research. The hand surgeon restored her thumb's form and function. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina and did her 5-year Orhtopaedic Residency at LSU Hospital in Shreveport. Dr. Ritter returned to North Carolina for her Hand Fellowship and achieved the Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. (CAQSH) She has trained with world renown surgeons on the cutting edge of hand surgery. Dr. Ritter's goal is to return her patients to the best possible outcome for their problem or injury. After all, our hands are rarely idle so we need them to function at the highest level possible."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ritter "My practice philosophy revolves around the patient, not just their hand problem. I believe the more patients understand about their hand, and the more input they have into their treatment, the better the outcome."


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger


  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Bowman Gray School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Nc Baptist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Lsu Shreveport
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Wake Forest University School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ritter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ritter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ritter to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Ritter's 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 (7)
in Shreveport, LA |
Dr. Ritter and Staff are very well educated people. Answered all questions I needed and always nice and polite. Would recommend Dr. Ritter for sure.
in Texas |
The base of my thumb had been hurting for some time when I finally decided to get an appointment with Dr. Ritter. She quickly diagnosed my problem and clearly explained to me what was causing the pain. She gave me a shot in the base of the thumb, showed me an exercise to help with the thumb's flexibility, and showed me a thumb support which I purchased from the manufacturer. Dr. Ritter was professional, efficient, and extremely knowledgeable on what needed to be done to relieve the pain.
in Shreveport, LA |
I went in with a fractured wrist. She was the greatest. She took the time to listen and discuss any problems you had. No rushing. I would recommend her to all.
in Shreveport, LA |
Two years ago I fell and broke 2 fingers on my left hand. Being an emergency situation I was so grateful that she was able to work me in to her schedule. I have had not one regret. She is an excellent caring and knowledgeable doctor. She did my surgery and worked with me to get well. I highly recommend her to anyone.
Livingston, TX |
She is a excellent doctor. She stopped the pain in my hands completely.
in Haughton , LA |
She has operated on my hands three times. Each was great she is the best that's why I gave her 5 stars. Wouldn't think of going anywhere else
in Monahans, TX |
Dominant right hand disabled. Very disappointed in outcome of surgery and treatment. Should have done an MRI to see tendons. Should have referred me to a more qualified hand surgeon. Finger steady getting worse.
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Dr. Ritter accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ritter has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Health Shreveport - Bossier
1 Saint Mary Pl
Shreveport, LA 71101
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Willis-Knighton Medical Center
2600 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71103
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