Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 59 years old

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Dr. Childs specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Fairfax, VA. He practices at 1 location.

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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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    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • 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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    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