Dr. Paul Duwelius, MD

Dr. Paul Duwelius, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paul Duwelius, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

11782 SW Barnes Rd Ste 300

Portland, OR 97225

Contact Information

(503) 214-5200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Univ Of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Chicago Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Duwelius has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Duwelius' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Duwelius to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Duwelius' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Portland, OR |
Dr Duwelius fit me in to his overly packed schedule in a timely manner. He listened to my concerns and educated me about the knee. He quickly scheduled an MRI for further info on my left knee. He x-rayed my right knee and right hip due to pain in both. He took time to figure out what is going on with all of the joints. He replaced my left hip in 2011. He listens, he cares and he makes it happen. I appreciate his efforts to fix my discomforts.
Portland, OR |
Dr. Duwelius was awesome with my hip problem and surgery. Listened to me. I wanted to avoid surgery as long as practical, so he did other things like physical therapy and an injection first. That was great because it allowed me to put off the surgery, and to schedule the surgery when I could arrange for support at home. He was always available via phone, either himself or through his PA or MA. Excellent surgery experience and great follow-up care. The guy is so positive and friendly.
Molalla, OR |
My hip replacement surgery experience with Dr. Duwelius was excellent and I would highly recommend that you consider him for yours. My mobility had deteriorated to almost nothing and my pain was almost unbearable. Dr. Duwelius recognized the urgency of my situation and immediately created a time slot in 3 weeks to have surgery. The personal interaction was fun and light, which I appreciated, but you will note immediately that this doctor is highly knowledgeable and knows his profession.
in Salem, OR |
I had two hip replacements done by Dr. Duwelius and, as I told him, I'm only sorry that I don't have any more hips to replace. The entire procedure was positive, from my first visit to his office through to the check ups I now do every 5 years. Both surgeries were a breeze, I was up walking within a couple hours of waking in the recovery room, and I was out of the hospital the next day. Pain was negligible; I was completely off pain meds. within 2-3 days.
Post surgical care is negligent. When my surgical outcome failed, Dr. Duwelius chooses not to address the root cause even after 4.5 years. He runs from the issue.
Canby, OR |
Excellent experience with two total knee replacements. Good clinic good team
New York, NY |
After being followed by Duwelius for over 2 years for eventual Hip Replacement, they dropped me after I developed Breast Cancer. Duwelius offers no surgery aftercare services at all. My Hip is in very bad shape from my need to put Cancer treatment first this last year, but when I and several of my Dr's expressed concerns about this clinic's slash and dash methods, when I still need higher level supports from the consequences of recent Breast cancer surgery, Duwelius dropped me as a patient.
in Portland, OR |
I had bilaterial hip replacement in 2013 and had absolutely no issues or complications. Dr. Duwelius is excellent.
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Dr. Duwelius accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Hospitals where Dr. Duwelius has admitting privileges

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
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OHSU Hospital- Marquam Hill
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239
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