Dr. Samuel Abrams, MD

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Dr. Samuel Abrams, MD
Dr. Abrams earned his Bachelor of Engineering in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University. He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Abrams then elected to pursue further training in surgery of the hand and upper extremity from the prestigious Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis. On a personal note, Dr. Abrams enjoys playing basketball, mountain biking, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with his family. He has taken part in medical aid and surgical training trips to the Dominican Republic, Thailand, and Nicaragua.

Main Office

18 Medical Park Dr

Asheville, NC 28803

Contact Information

(828) 253-7521

Dr. Samuel Abrams, MD

Dr. Samuel Abrams, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As a surgeon working with my hands everyday, I recognize the importance of maintaining the function and dexterity of the hands and upper extremities for my patients. In order to tailor my treatment to the individual, I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. One of the most important things I need to know is how the unique problem affects the patient's life. We then develop a dialogue, through which the patients understand the diagnosis, their treatment options, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide their treatment decisions to attain their specific goals whether; it is to return to work, sport, or just the activities of daily living. Often these goals can be accomplished with non-operative interventions, but when surgery is needed I work to accommodate patients, keeping them informed about the surgical procedure and post-operative recovery.
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Dr. Abrams' Experience

Dr. Abrams' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Abrams does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Finger Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Nerve Decompression and Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • In Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Indiana Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Abrams has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Abrams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abrams' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abrams to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Abrams' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Arden, NC |
Dr. Abrams was great! He listened, understood and treated me very well! I highly recommend him!
in Weaverville, NC |
Dr. Abrams saw my 87-year-old mother when she fell and broke her wrist. He was very kind and professional and spent time explaining procedure and care to us. Although she is not a fan of medical doctors and only sees an ophthalmologist on a regular basis for her glaucoma, her experience with Dr. Abrams was definitely a good one. We would highly recommend him.
in Asheville, NC |
Very positive first experience with Dr Abrams and staff---Felt comfortable with his diagnosis, surgery, and follow up visits.
in Weaverville, NC |
I found Dr. Abrams to be very knowledgeable about my (broken wrist) condition, explaining options in a completely understandable way. All questions and concerns were answered professionally, and sympathetically.
Sylva, NC |
Dr. Abrams checked my ex-rays and explained fully what his recommendations were to fix my finger. All of my questions were answered, he drew pictures to explain and did not rush the exam. My surgery was successful, and, again, all procedures and questions were explained. I understood what he was saying and trusted his expertise. I highly recommend him for any hand/finger problems.
in Weaverville, NC |
The results of my rotator cuff surgery performed by Dr. Abrams four months ago were all I could have hoped for. I'm extremely pleased with the outcome. Additionally, his patient explanations pre-surgery were much appreciated. And, the kind and caring treatment during his follow-up appointments convinced me that I would gladly have him as my doctor for any problems that I might face in the future. I very highly recommend Dr. Abrams.
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Dr. Abrams accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna NAP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
    Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc.
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicare Advantage

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Hospitals where Dr. Abrams has admitting privileges

Mission Health
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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