Dr. Stephen Refsland, MD

Dr. Stephen Refsland, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Stephen Refsland, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from DREXEL UNIV COLL OF MED in 2010 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

201 Cedar St SE Ste 6600

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 724-4300

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Limb Pain
more than 4% of peers

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Dr. Refsland's bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Refsland "Dr. Refsland was drawn to orthopedics, like so many, to help people. He wants to support his patients in their injuries and disabilities, so they may get back to what they enjoy most. To him, the hand is the most important part of the body. It is what makes us uniquely human. Even though we have two hands and ten fingers, any diminished function in just one finger is noticed immediately. The use of both hands is vital in everyday activities that we all take for granted. He enjoys the complexities of the arm anatomy and function and strives to apply this passion and knowledge to help his patients.

Medicine has its own language. Dr. Refsland empathizes with the patient who is trying to understand a topic that takes years to master while they are injured. As your physician he will help you to understand your diagnosis and provide you with the most accurate information regarding your treatment. By working together we can succeed in enhancing the quality of your life."


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2  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Refsland does not have any board certifications listed.

25  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

16  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New York University / College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Refsland has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Refsland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Refsland's Reviews

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Dr. Refsland's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I was looking for an orthopedic doctor to look at my left hand. Ive had chronic carpal tunnel and pushed off seeing a specialist. I saw Dr. Refsland and was instantly put at ease. I hate doctors and hospitals so comfort level with a person with a white coat on was key for me. He explained...more
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