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Dr. Peter Townsend, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Townsend

Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists

1096 Old Churchmans Rd Newark, DE 19713

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Dr. Peter Townsend, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Newark, DE and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and hand and upper extremity surgery.


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(302) 655-9494

Dr. Townsend accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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Dr. Townsend's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ganglion Cyst
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Townsend treats Ganglion Cyst more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Townsend treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Townsend treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Townsend treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Townsend treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Townsend treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Townsend's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • 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
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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 Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Quick Bio Dr. Peter F. Townsend has practiced in Wilmington, Delaware, since 1990. Serving the community where he was born and raised, Dr. Townsend is a hand, forearm and elbow surgeon (upper extremity surgeon) with the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialis...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1990
Cv Starr Hand Surgery Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1990
St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1985
Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1979
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School
1990
1990
1989
1985
1984
1979

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Townsend

4.3

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(4)

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Dr.Townsend is one of the best hand and arm specialist I've ever had the pleasure to see. He fixed my arm 14 years ago and didn't a wonderful job and I was able to return to a job I love. Thank you Dr.Townsend and staff wonderful experience and I'd always come back to you if I ever needed too.
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Very knowledgeable. Straightforward explanations of your condition & explains your condition with words that the patient can understand. Very matter of fact person.
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This doctor and staff will be your best friends until they get your surgery scheduled and they make the big bucks. Then trying to get in with post-operative concerns is impossible. You will get a nurse practitioner who won't be able to answer any questions, or you will wait hours (yes, hours) to see Dr. Townsend who will be rushed and unhelpful. It is like buying a car at this place, once you are 'out of warranty', they don't care about you. Now starting with a new hand specialist
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Dr. Townsend operated on my wrist and repaired the carpal tunnel. He did a great job and I feel so much better now! Spent time talking with me about the procedure and answering my questions.
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I have broken many fingers and two broken wrists that Dr. Townsend has fixed. His surgery has allowed me to continue playing sports. He is great, super friendly.
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He was a very warm and caring doctor. He fixed my carpal tunnel 100%. I have no more pain!
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