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Dr. Michelle Ritter, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Female · Age 61

Dr. Ritter

Center For Hand Surgery

385 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71106

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Dr. Michelle Ritter, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Bowman Gray School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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She is a excellent doctor. She stopped the pain in my hands completely.
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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
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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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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

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(318) 686-9986

Dr. Ritter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
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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Dr. Ritter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritter treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Ritter treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Trigger Finger
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritter treats Trigger Finger more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Ritter treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritter treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Ritter treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Ritter's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release

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Center For Hand Surgery

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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