Dr. W Wickler, DO

Orthopedic Arthroscopy  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
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Dr. W Wickler, DO
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.

1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 195

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 264-2044

Dr. W Wickler, DO

Dr. W Wickler, DO

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  • Aetna

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Dr. Wickler's Experience

Dr. Wickler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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)


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

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.


  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wickler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wickler to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Wickler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
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 repair). Short wait times, friendly staff, roomy waiting area with good selection of magazines, and his own in-office X-ray. I recommend him without reservation.
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 and rehab took some time but I'm glad to say my shoulder works great and it's the first time in years that I've been pain-free. Thank you Dr. Wickler and you gold star staff!! Your pain free patient.
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 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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Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
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