Dr. Troy Watkins, MD

Dr. Troy Watkins, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
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Dr. Troy Watkins, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Mississippi in 1974 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

8854 W Emerald St Ste 170

Boise, ID 83704

Contact Information

(208) 343-2555

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Watkins performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 92% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Watkins's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Watkins "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

41  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 Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
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31  Procedures

  • 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 and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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.

Education

  • University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Northwestern-University In Chicago
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Of Ut Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Duke University-Microsurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of Alabama-Hand Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watkins' Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watkins to family and friends
37 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Watkins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (4)

He tried to reset my finger in his office and my hand Has been swollen and a lot of pain when trying to bend 3 of my fingers and I also have wrist pain due to his numbing technique I would never recommend him and I suggest getting a second opinion don’t just go with the hospitals recommendations...more
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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...more
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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.
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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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