Dr. Troy B. Watkins, MD

Dr. Troy B. Watkins, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 70 years old

My goal in life is to make a difference, thus we treat not only the injury or the condition but the patient and his/her family. Staying abreast of current hand surgery knowledge is a crucial component of that goal. Remaining in independent practice provides the means for personalized and low cost care.Read more

Mountain States Hand Clinic
8854 W Emerald St Ste 170
Boise, ID 83704 Get Directions
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My goal in life is to make a difference, thus we treat not only the injury or the condition but the patient and his/her family. Staying abreast of current hand surgery knowledge is a crucial component of that goal. Remaining in independent practice provides the means for personalized and low cost care.Read more

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based on 36 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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Boise, ID |
Poor poor poor. Very poor communicator. I was anxious to stay outside of the hospital networks,but his care was so marginal at best, that I ended up going back to the hospital network, and after 5 visits with Dr. Watkins, no improvement, two visits with another hand specialist, and I could function after two weeks. Be careful. He will walk out on you if you question him! His staff is not much better in professionalism. Also, his office hours are terrible 9 am to 4:30 pm.
in Boise, ID |
Dr. Watkins knows what he is doing and is quite good at it. When one is dealing with nerves during an operation, it is good to know you have one of the best working on you. My wrist surgery was complicated and here i am today golfing 4 months later with no loss of yardage to my drives.
in Ontario, OR |
Does not take Oregon Medicaid, so people in Ontario, OR are screwed. He needs to start accepting oregon medicaid. He's losing a lot of patients by only accepting Idaho.
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Dr. Watkins' Care Philosophy

My goal in life is to make a difference, thus we treat not only the injury or the condition but the patient and his/her family. Staying abreast of current hand surgery knowledge is a crucial component of that goal. Remaining in independent practice provides the means for personalized and low cost care.

Dr. Watkins' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Tendon Injuries
  • Kienbock's Disease
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Nail Abnormality
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Systemic Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tumor
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Injuries

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Mississippi

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern-University In Chicago

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Medical Center

    Completed in 1976

    University Of Ut Medical Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University-Microsurgery

    Completed in 1980

    University Of Alabama-Hand Surgery

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Debridement
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Injection Therapy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail Surgery
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery