Dr. Ronald Childs, MD
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Dr. Ronald Childs, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Dr. Ronald Childs, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fairfax, VA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Childs is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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    Dr. Childs' Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Childs to family and friends
    4.3
    based on 26 total surveys (3 with reviews)
    Dr. Childs' Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (3)
    Vienna, VA |
    I had a 3 level spinal fusion in 2015. I was referred to Dr. Childs from my former Dr who retired. I was experiencing a new leg pain so he ordered an MRI. He looked at the MRI and could not see the problem and prescribed a nerve block Rx. A friend referred me to a Dr at GeoTown Hosp. When I met with the Dr he said an MRI cannot diagnose the problem as the metal in my spine creates shadowing and I needed a CT Scan. The CT Scan showed I had loosening of 2 of 6 screws and needed surgery.
    in Sterling, VA |
    Dr. Childs is wonderful, caring and a very knowledgeable surgeon. He was recommended by a friend, now me and 2 sisters have used him for spinal fusion. I think he is the best in his field. Highly recommend him. Marilyn Keaton
    in Woodbridge, VA |
    I have had lumbar surgery with Dr. Childs and find him knowledgable, caring and very experienced. He has a wonderful, confident manner. I have referred others to him.
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    Dr. Childs' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  Sanctions found
    •  Board actions found

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      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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      Sanctions

      Dr. Childs has received 2 sanctions

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      • Disciplinary action in another state (4/20/2015)
      • Action Taken: Reprimand
      • Summary: Dr. Ronald Clayton Childs; License # MD025907E; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has his license disciplined by the proper licensing authority of another state. ACTION TAKEN: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine issued the physician a public reprimand.
      • State: Pennsylvania
      • Disciplinary action in another state (6/24/2013)
      • Action Taken: Reprimand
      • Summary: Childs, Ronald Clayton MD: License # 036084788: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been disciplined by the State of Virginia: ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s Illinois license and may renew effective upon payment of fees, filing of forms and completion of continuing education.
      • State: Illinois
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      Board Actions

      Dr. Childs has 2 board actions

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      • Wrong-site surgery (7/5/2013)
      • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: Virginia
      • Wrong-site surgery (2/13/2013)
      • Action Taken: Education
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: Virginia
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Sprain
    • 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 Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • 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
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      Howard University College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      Howard University Hospital

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      Howard University Hospital

      Completed in 1985

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Disc Replacement
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate