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Dr. Paul Guidera, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 62

Dr. Guidera

Advanced Hand & Wrist Specialists

690 N Cofco Center Ct Ste 190 Phoenix, AZ 85008

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Dr. Paul Guidera, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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Dr Guidera and his staff are really great. They help to get you through the insurance quagmire. They are truly committed to the well being of their patients.
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I saw Dr. Guidera on 6/25/19 and he was a perfect gentlemen. I had an issue with my pinky finger and he knew right away what was wrong but took an X-ray anyway. He gave me a choice of surgery or a splint for 8 weeks. I chose the spline, he said good choice and I felt very comfortable. He told me if I have any issues to call the clinic or come in and he would check on it. He was very nice and knew what he was talking about. The office staff was very professional and friendly which I feel is very important. I only had one problem with Dr. Guidera and that was, I asked him if he wanted to buy a car at the new Arrowhead BMW dealership where I work and he said no twice. lol he has a good sense of humor. I would recommend him and the clinic to my family and friends. 5 Stars
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Excellent care from consult to surgery and recovery. The staff at both offices are professional & friendly. Dr. Guidera & PA-C Nicole went above and beyond to ensure confidence about the surgery, answering every question and taking great care in the placement of the incision so as not to mess up my tattoo!
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Thank you for helping me! I cannot say enough good things on how grateful I am for your attentiveness and finding the issue to get me on the road to recovery.
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I went to Dr Guidera for a torn tendon in my elbow. After a year and a half of physical therapy with no relief, he told me that I should “use your other arm and get over it” I couldn’t believe it!!! He was completely uncaring and unwilling to help me. I went to another doctor who corrected the problem with surgery and I am now able to use both of my arms without pain. I would NOT recommend him to anyone!!
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Dr. Guidera saw me, and I could tell from my description of my problem with my index finger that he had a good idea of the issue. After an in office x-ray, he returned and asked to see my thumb as well, and I assured him that it was an old cycling injury but was glad he was so thorough. The office staff was very kind and took the time to explain what they were doing along the way. Thank you for the excellent care during my visit!
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Physician and staff are very helpful with everything. I would recomend him to anyone.
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I had a horrible experience at Core institute with my wrist. My office manager told me about Dr Guidera who she said was the best wrist specialist in Arizona. I made an appointment with his PA because I wanted in right away. But while I was seeing the PA, Dr Guidera came in the room and in just a few minutes had the problem figured out...something the Core doctors hadn't been able to do in 2 months of visits and expensive tests. Dr G was patient, interested and very caring FIVE STARS!!
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John the PA cared for me from my first appointment all the way thru Post Surgery for my Carpal Tunnel. He truly was genuinely caring and extremely knowledgeable in all areas concerning my wrist and ongoing pain. The front office girls were diligent and always friendly, especially Sophia who always made sure to follow up with me if I ever left a message. Overall experience Superb!! Thanks again John for your utmost and ongoing care, truly appreciated!! Nikki Tucker
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our focus is you and you alone and we are accountable to you.

We don't answer to CEOs, CFOs, insurance company medical directors or biased "peer-review" doctors. We are an independent practice and don't hide behind the barriers typical of large doctor groups or hospital-employed doctors.

We practice in an accountable and transparent manner. 

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

1995
Connecticut Combined Hand Svcs-University Connecticut
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Rochester
Residency Hospital
1992
Union Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Washington Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
University of Massachusetts
Undergraduate School
Loyola University
Undergraduate School
1995
1994
1992
1986
1985
1980

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(602) 812-7520

Dr. Guidera accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
Navigate POS
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Guidera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Dr. Guidera treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Guidera treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Hand Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guidera treats Hand Conditions more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Guidera treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

Trigger Finger
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guidera treats Trigger Finger more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Guidera treats this condition more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Guidera's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Locations

Advanced Hand & Wrist Specialists

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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 - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Advanced Hand & Wrist Specialists

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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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