Dr. W Wickler, DO

Dr. W Wickler, DO

Orthopedic Arthroscopy  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. W Wickler, DO is an orthopedic arthroscopy specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic arthroscopy, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 195

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 264-2044

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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more than 50% of peers
Glenoid Labrum Tear
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more than 44% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
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more than 27% of peers

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Dr. Wickler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wickler "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."
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Specialties

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

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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)
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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

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

  • Indiana Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Taylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wickler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wickler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wickler to family and friends
5.0
based on 20 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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  • 3
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Dr. Wickler's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Anchorage, AK
Dr. Wickler, who is a very skilled orthopedic surgeon, does not jump to surgery as the first step. He's apt to recommend physical therapy, and, in case of some back pain I saw him for, a chiropractor (who successfully treated the pain). But when surgery is the best solution, he's the best (knee...more
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in Anchorage, AK
I'm certainly glad a friend recommended to get a second opinion when I was scheduled to get my shoulder replaced and recommended Dr. Wickler. He listened, looked over my MRI and after the exam said he could repair the damage I had been living with for years. It was a big procedure, the recovery...more
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in Anchorage, AK
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...more
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