Dr. Richard Ackerson, MD

Dr. Richard Ackerson, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
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Dr. Richard Ackerson, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Grand Junction, CO. He has been practicing for 9 years. Read his story

627 25 1/2 Rd

Grand Junction, CO 81505

Contact Information

(970) 242-3535

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity

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Top Care Areas

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Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
more than 88% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
normal
more than 78% of peers
Hand Conditions
normal
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Ackerson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ackerson "Dr. Ackerson's surgical practice focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of all conditions of the hand and forearm, including arthritis, traumatic injuries, sports and overuse-related conditions. As a fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand surgeon, he specializes in treating disorders of a complex array of structures including the skin, nerves, vessels, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and bones. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ackerson "The foundation of my approach to medicine involves a collaborative effort between myself and my patients, helping each patient assume an active role in their treatment. Rather than a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all mentality, my philosophy emphasizes the importance of treating the individual. This entails careful consideration of the details that make each patient - and their medical problems - unique. Once the problem is diagnosed, we then develop a treatment plan. Through a coordinated effort involving the doctor, patient, and hand therapist, we implement the patient-specific treatment plan and strive to achieve the best outcomes possible."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Ackerson does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.

Education

  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University Of Colorado Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • UCLA Hand & Microvascular Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ackerson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ackerson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ackerson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ackerson to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Ackerson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    POOR
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
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Dr. Ackerson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ackerson has admitting privileges

St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
2635 N 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Community Hospital
2351 G Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
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Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center
300 W Ottley Ave
Fruita, CO 81521
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