Dr. W L. Wickler, DO

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Dr. W L. Wickler, DO

Orthopedic Arthroscopy | Male

WICKLER LAURENCE W MD OFFICE 1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 195, Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
(907) 264-2044

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I went to Dr. Wickler for chronic knee pain that flares up. He was recommended by several health care people (MD, DO, RN, PT, Chiropractor). He also treated my wife and her mom & dad, all with good result. Wicker diagnosed me as probably having a torn meniscus. He offered to bypass the MRI and I accepted, so that saved a bunch of money. He performed the surgery, and I recovered well with minimal swelling. He has one of the best records in town for not re-injuring shoulders that he repairs.
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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

    Board Certifications

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Joint Pain
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

    Procedures Performed

    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Steroid Injection

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

      Graduated in 1976

    • Internship Hospital
      Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University

      Completed in 1977

    • Residency Hospital
      Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University

      Completed in 1981

    • Undergraduate School
      Indiana Univ

      Graduated in 1972

      Taylor University

      Graduated in 1968

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Orthopedic Arthroscopy
    • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    • Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Wickler says...

    The philosophy of Dr Wickler as well as the staff is "We take care of patients first and we operate on them only as a last resort". Specializing in shoulder and knee arthroscopy as well as other orthopedic procedures, our patients' health and well-being is of the utmost importance to us.  We count it a privilege that you would trust us with your care.