Dr. Terry L. Whipple, MD

Dr. Terry L. Whipple, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 71 years old

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I first met Dr. Whipple in the 1990's when my Mother was a patient of his (did wonders for her). M first appointment with Dr. Whipple was in 2013 and again, he did wonders for me!! Highest level of knowledge I've ever had the pleasure to experience in a medical professional. His kindness and concern is outstanding and comforting. Without going into details further, I will just say that Dr. Whipple is someone I would trust making decisions about my daily health in any situation. Wonderful Doctor.
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Dr. Whipple's Care Philosophy

Patient's priorities guide treatment options. Non-surgical orthopaedic care is usually effective.

Dr. Whipple's 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
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Pinnacle Award--Radiofrequency Designs, 2006, 2007
    • 1st Place, John Joyce Research Award-- Arthroscopic Surgery, 1981
    • Americas Top Orthopaedists--Consumer Research Council, 2008
    • AOA--Medical Honor Society, 1979
    • MVP Award--Video Journal of Orthopaedics, 1995
    • Terry L. Whipple Prize--Established for Annual Award by European Wrist Arthroscopy Society, 2008
    • Compassionate Care Award, 2010
    • 14 US Patents for surgical instruments and implant inventions, 1981--1998
    • Best Doctors in America, 1994
    • No Barriers Award, 2000
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  • Media & Publications
    • 4 Orthopaedic Textbooks
    • 35 invited chapters in Medical Textbooks
    • 65 Scientific Journal articles

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    No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Back Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Contusion
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Industrial Injury
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor University Med Center

    Completed in 1972

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor University Med Center

    Completed in 1973

    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Diet Counseling
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • X-Ray