Dr. Peter Hurley, MD

Dr. Peter Hurley, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Peter Hurley, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Hickory, NC. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

214 18th St SE

Hickory, NC 28602

Contact Information

(828) 322-5172

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Wright State University / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hurley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hurley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hurley to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Hurley's 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 (13)
in Hickory, NC |
Very helpful and direct with the exam and the best way to solve the problem
Atlanta, GA |
dr hurley is a good doctor and he know what he is doing to help his patient get better and get back to normal life
Morganton, NC |
Dr. Hurley was very professional and informative. Listened to my questions and answered promptly. He gave me an injection in my shoulder for a damaged rotator cuff. I was pain free for several months. Just went back for a second injection and saw PA Troy Alley who was very kind and my only concern is the shot was not given in the same place but lower on shoulder. Did not experience as much pain, so we'll see how long this one lasts. Overall, I would highly recommend Dr. Hurley.
Conover, NC |
No nonsense; Thorough
in Lincolnton, NC |
My experience over the last 3 years has been very well with Dr. Hurley and his staff. I definetly will have him on my Christmas card list this year! I believe others may take his professional personality a bit wrong. He comes in states it like it is and tells the truth. So I would much prefer a doctor that is straight with me rather than the fluff to make my feelings feel good. Well experienced and I trust him greatly! Went above and beyond to give me extra suggestions in which I appreciate mu
Catawba, NC |
Very knowledgeable and I have heard that he is a good surgeon. That's why I have trusted him to do my surgery.
Chattanooga, TN |
Very personable and knowledgeable!
in Hickory, NC |
Dr. Peter Hurley was the most unprofessional doctor I have ever encountered. He was rude, arrogant and could not have cared less about my condition or why I was there to see him. I was recommended to OrthoCarolina with my worker's comp case, and could not have been more disappointed with the 'results', if you can even call them that. I have never left a professional doctor's office feeling so offended. He then left the room and never returned. A nurse had to come get me. Worst experience ever.
Dr. Hurley was very knowledgeable when it came to my surgery. He had explained what all I done to my knee and what his plans were to fix my during surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Follow up visits and my recovery went great. If I were to need surgery on my knee again this would be the first man I'd come to.
in Hickory, NC |
Interesting visit. I have seen the large majority of doctors there through the years but never him. The nurse and his PA did the heavy lifting, then Dr. Hurley swooped in, large and in charge, shouted at us, and left as quickly as he came. I don't think he will be on our Christmas card list. Yikes. Maybe that's what team trainers are like, but I prefer a more thoughtful approach.
Reading, PA |
This guy is an errogant jerk! He constantly felt the need to tell me, "you just need to be a parent" He's a jerk and I strongly suggest NO ONE come to see him. Unless you like being treated like you're ignorant trash that is beneath him, please do NOT see him. Want to feel like a human? Go see someone else!
I felt that he was not interested in hearing anything that I had to say to him or even in seeing me as a patient, and I felt that he relied too much on the PA's exam & explanation. I was extremely insulted by his tone/attitude toward me in the few brief minutes that he was in the room. He cut me off when I was trying to answer the few questions that he asked. He did make recommendations for treatment, but I left wondering how he could have had a real understanding of my issue.
in Lenoir, NC |
This guy is a complete jerk! I would not recommend him to anyone!!!
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Hurley has admitting privileges

Catawba Valley Medical Center
810 Fairgrove Church Rd
Hickory, NC 28602
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Frye Regional Medical Center
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
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