Dr. W. Choate, MD

Dr. W. Choate, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 40

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(504) 826-8027

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Dr. W. Choate, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Bernard Parish Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Choate to book an appointment.

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Ochsner Sports Medicine Inst

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(504) 826-8027
Ochsner Medical Center - Elmwood1221 S Clearview Pkwy Bldg B New Orleans, LA 70121
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Choate's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Choate

5.0

Based on 113 ratings

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (109)
  • Explained conditions well (108)
  • Listened & answered questions (108)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Choate did a very good job repairing my rotator cuff. After 4 months, I am back on the tennis court! His team and the physical therapy team at Ochsner Sports Medicine were fantastic!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jeannine – Jan 02, 2021
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Dr. Choate and his team were very good with my care. He did a great job fixing my wrist and upper arm after my accident. The follow up visits were very good as well as he and his team let me know how I was progressing, answered all of my questions and put me at ease. He and his team are an exceptional asset to the Ochsner Medical Staff and the Elmwood Orthopedic Center. I would recommend him highly to anyone who needed help with an arm or wrist injury.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Thomas A. Metz – Dec 10, 2020
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Dr. Choate provided me with the best and most comprehensive care for my broken leg and ankle. He and his team quickly and accurately diagnosed the need for surgery and took action to schedule it. He followed up our in person appointment with a pre-surgery phone call. In addition, he ensured I had access to the right tools (knee scooter, physical therapy and post surgery checks) to get back on my feet in record time. Special thanks to Dr Choate and his team for their excellent medical care and high EQ.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shawna – Nov 25, 2020
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Best care, best practices. Dr Choate‘s skill and professionalism changed my life! I was very concerned but he quickly did the appropriate diagnostic tests, I got a definitive diagnosis and my recovery began. Function has been restored and I feel like I visited the fountain of youth. Thank you Dr Choate-my new hero!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Angelag83 – Oct 03, 2020
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Doctor Choate, Thank you so very much for taking care of my mother and being so skilled at what you do. Your kindness, sincere caring, and concern make everything so much better. Your team are rockstars.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ehsan M. – Sep 30, 2020
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I have had two very positive rotator-cuff surgeries under the expertise and guidance of Dr. Choate. I was 60 years old when I had my first ever surgery and I was very anxious about the entire process. Dr. Choate was GREAT in calming me down and giving me confidence in the ENTIRE process! Dr. Choate artfully articulated, in layman's terms, what my condition was, how the surgery will go, and the importance of actively participating in physical therapy! Dr. Choate made himself available to me throughout the entire process which was instrumental towards me reaching my personal goals! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Choate to do rotator-cuff surgery for anyone who may need this done to improve mobility and strength! He is a GREAT doctor who is an EXPERT in his field! Dr. Choate has a special gift from a surgical perspective in addition to having EXCELLENT communication skills that eases the patient's concerns about surgery (both before and after). You can't go wrong entrusting him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tom-e H. – Aug 27, 2020
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Dr. Choate has been my ortho doc for over 5 years & I HIGHLY recommend him! My first encounter with him, he fixed a problematic knee issue I had. More serious was our second meeting when he emergently repaired a severely torn bicep. Without dispute, my successful recovery was due to his surgical abilities & his staff's guidance through my rehab (Mona Kambur, OT). It's easy to highlight his professionalism, knowledge & exceptional abilities which I think just come naturally for him; however, I'd like to commend him on the little things because for me, these complete the big picture. He always enters the room with a smile & a calming disposition which put me at ease. He conversed with me as a person, not just another patient, & always remembered some personal detail to chat about. I was way too ambitious to get back to my job & working out nevertheless he listened patiently, explained to me the surgery, my recovery & expertly guided me along the path I needed to take. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 25, 2020
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An exceptional doctor. Skilled and personable. Would definitely recommend to anyone. He was able to accomplish what 2 others could not. I am very Blessed and fortunate to have had him as my surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 23, 2020
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Excellent Doctor and explained everything to my understanding. His Staff was great and made me feel very comfortable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laurence Amberson – Aug 22, 2020
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Dr. Choate is an amazing, kind, and caring physician. The staff is very professional. I was very blessed that he was able to do my complete shoulder replacement from a fall and I am on the road to recovery. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Holifield – Aug 20, 2020
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Dr. Choate reconstructed my ACL and repaired the meniscus on my right knee. I am very pleased with the result, I have regained stability in my right leg. He has a great bedside manner. He patiently took the time to listen to my questions and answered them In language I could understand. I also appreciated the time he spent with me for follow up appointments.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 19, 2020
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Dr. Choate repaired my left shoulder after a massive rotator cuff tear. I was fortunate to have him as my surgeon! His skill as a surgeon has allowed me to regain full range of motion of shoulder so that I can continue to enjoy a very active life. He was attentive and professional throughout the surgical experience and my post-op visits. Highly recommend!!!
What went well
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Dorothy Cain-Sales – Jul 24, 2020
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Dr.Choate is an exceptional Doctar! Very informative, attentive and professional...Highly recommended!
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Jul 22, 2020
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Dr. Choate replaced my ACL and repaired my meniscus. I have minimal scaring and maximum mobility! He is passionate about his work and gives 100% at appointments. He listened, was thorough, and had a plan of care to restore stability to my knee. He definitely won my trust and recommendation!
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Antoinette Linker – May 23, 2020
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Excellent
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Tony Smith – May 20, 2020
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I’m very pleased with my knee replacement surgery and would recommend Dr. Choate to everyone.
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Diane Duhe – May 07, 2020
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Dr. Choate and his staff are very Professional, understanding and prompt. Highly recommended.
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TD – May 06, 2020
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Very knowledgeable and caring. I could not have found a better doctor. I am so grateful and blessed to have been treated Dr. Choate.
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Debbie Landry-May – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr. Choate performed a reverse shoulder replacement for me last October. He was quite candid about my surgical needs and thoroughly reviewed my options. I went with the replacement surgery and he was was great in the pre-op phase through my recovery with physical therapy. I would highly recommend Dr. Choate for an orthopedic procedure. Great attitude, performance and support.
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Jerome – Mar 06, 2020
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Dr. Choate is an outstanding physician. Not only is he an amazing physician at the top of his craft, his bed side maker is like no other. Dr Choate is always accessible and he care about doing his very best to restore his patients back to normal. Dr Choate takes on very difficult cases that other doctors may shy away from. I will never hesitate to place my health in his hands. Dr. Choate has performed two very complicated surgeries on me and both were a great success. You will not be disappointed if you choose Dr. Choate as your surgeon.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Dr. Choate's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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Dr. Choate accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna PPO
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Choate is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute. He is board certified by...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas - Greenville, SC (Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction)
Fellowship Hospital
Ochsner Clinic Foundation - New Orleans, LA (Orthopedic Surgery)
Residency Hospital
Ochsner Clinic Foundation - New Orleans, LA
Internship Hospital
University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Memphis, TN
Medical School
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Awards

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How can I make an appointment with Dr. W. Choate, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (504) 826-8027, and for other questions, call (504) 736-4800.

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What are Dr. W. Choate, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Choate frequently treats Joint Pain, Meniscus Surgery, and Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Choate treats.

Where is Dr. W. Choate, MD's office located?

Dr. Choate's office is located at 1221 S Clearview Pkwy Bldg B, New Orleans, LA 70121. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Choate is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Bernard Parish Hospital

Chalmette, LA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019)