Dr. Paul Goldhagen, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Goldhagen
Accepting new patients

Bone and Joint Specialists, PC

3368 Highway 280 Alexander City, AL 35010

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(256) 329-7100

Dr. Paul Goldhagen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Alexander City, AL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Florida medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Elmore Community Hospital and Russell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Goldhagen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Goldhagen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldhagen treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Goldhagen treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldhagen treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Goldhagen treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldhagen treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Goldhagen treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Goldhagen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Goldhagen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HealthKeepers Plus HMO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Security
Blue Care Security HMO
Blue Care Security PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue HMO
Blue Lincs
Blue Lincs HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Preferred PPO
Blue Solutions HMO
Blue Traditional
Blue Traditional HMO
Blue Traditional POS
Blue Traditional PPO
Caring Program for Children
Community Blue PPO
Federal Employee Program
Medicare Select HMO
Prudent Buyer
State Employees Program
Worker's Compensation WC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
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Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Goldhagen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Goldhagen

4.5

Based on 63 ratings

5 Stars
84.12698412698413%
(53)
4 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(3)
1 Star
9.523809523809524%
(6)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (58)
  • Office environment (58)
  • Staff friendliness (57)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
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Dr. Goldhagen performed two knee surgeries on me back in 2000. He replaced my Acl and reconstructed my cartilage. I can say he is a great doctor, very personable and listens to your concerns. He keeps it real about the injuries and tells it like it is. I will never forget the experience and here I am 20 years later, I’m still active, able to run like and exercise with my son. Thank you Dr. Goldhagen
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Ms. Walls – Mar 12, 2020
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I had the worst experience with him. I tore my meniscus to where I couldn't even walk. When I came in for my appt, he & his staff treated me poorly. He wouldn't listen to a word I said. He diagnosed me with a kneecap issue despite the fact my pain was in a different area than he was talking about. He gave me a brace that is useless that I was unaware was going to cost me a fortune. I knew something was off. Next appt with him he manhandled me & I had to beg for an MRI bc I knew he was wrong.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sylacauga, AL – Apr 17, 2018
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Dr Goldhagen has replaced both of my knees, the most recent entailed only 6 hours at the hospital and zero pain. Great staff as well. Highly recommended
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Alexander City, Al – Aug 12, 2017
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Without reservation, I recommend Dr. Goldhagen to family & friends: a concerned friend recommended him to me. I particularly appreciate that he explains fully the diagnosis, the possible treatments, & the results I can expect with each treatment. He listens to me as I question the different treatments & answers in "layman's terms" so I can actually understand his answer. My body alerts when it's time for my next appointment: I am always ready for my treatment which will alleviate my pain.
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Wayne Gilliand in Wetumpka, AL – Jul 12, 2017
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First visit I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knee and given an Rx, return in two weeks. Next visit, I told the Dr. the Rx didn't control the pain and I itched all over. Dr ordered an MRI and diagnosed a possible meniscus tear. Treatment would be physical therapy. For the cost of physical therapy vs MRI, why not just try therapy and see if that works. Better yet, if it was arthritis why not try a different pain med instead of $1,000's on the MRI. I resched an apt due to an emer & chrgd.
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Jeff C in Sylacauga, AL – Dec 27, 2016
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I had pain in three joints and his receptionist wanted to know which ONE I wanted to talk to him about that day. I drove an hour to get there, barely could scrape up the co-pay (I pay SO MUCH for health insurance, I can barely afford to go to the doctor). Six months later I still have shoulder pain, and don't have a car to go to another doctor. I would NEVER go to him again, he only wants your insurance money and co-pay. He doesn't fix you. DO NOT USE HIM if you want to heal!!!!
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Odessa, TX – Sep 19, 2016
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Emergency room said I had 2 broken bones in ankle/foot. Referred to dr goldhagen. Dr goldhagen said I had no broken bones just a sprained ankle took off my cast and referred me to physical therapy. After my ankle started swelling and hurting badly I went back to the er. The dr showed me on the X-ray the 2 broken bones, one being the talus bone. If I had not seemed medical attention and gone to physical therapy with a diagnosis of sprained ankle I wouldn't have walked correctly again.
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Elmore, Alabama – Aug 22, 2016
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Care Philosophy

At Bone and Joint Specialists, providing excellent orthopedic care is only part of what we do. A warm, friendly greeting when you come into the office;...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Catheterization M C Bklyn Queens Inc
Residency Hospital
Catheterization M C St John's Queens Hp
Residency Hospital
1990
University Of Florida
Medical School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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What are Dr. Paul Goldhagen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Goldhagen frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Goldhagen treats.

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Dr. Goldhagen's office is located at 3368 Highway 280, Alexander City, AL 35010. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Bone and Joint Specialists, PC

Bone and Joint Specialists, PC3368 Highway 280 Alexander City, AL 35010
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Bone and Joint Specialists, PC401 W 3rd St Sylacauga, AL 35150
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Bone and Joint Specialists, PC500 Hospital Dr Wetumpka, AL 36092
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Elmore Community Hospital

Wetumpka, AL

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Russell Medical Center

Alexander City, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average