Dr. Walter McClelland Jr, MD

Dr. Walter McClelland Jr, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Walter McClelland Jr, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Emory University in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.

2001 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 705

Atlanta, GA 30309

Contact Information

(404) 355-0743

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
more than 88% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
more than 87% of peers

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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

72  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


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31  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Emory University School Of Medicine-Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Curtis National Hand Center (Baltimore, Maryland)-Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • L'Archet 2 Hospital (Nice, France)-Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McClelland Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McClelland Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McClelland Jr to family and friends
59 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (59)

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Dr. McClelland Jr'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 (15)

Dr McClelland was amazing. Had to have surgery due to an injury and had time constraints due to my schedule. He was accommodating and honest. Definitely a straight shooter with great bedside manner. Could not recommend him enough.
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Carpal Tunnel surgery. Fantastic doctor!! Would definitely recommend !
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First went to a different doc for shoulder pain. He prescribed medicine, no help. Tried a shot, no help. Had an MRI, and he wanted to operate. Went to Dr. McClelland for 2nd opinion. He said he thought at age 78, I might do better with a conservative approach. He studied my MRI, gave me an...more
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I would recommend Dr. McClellan to anyone. I met with him for a second opinion for a possible infected joint in my finger. He diagnosed the issue, was aggressive it treatment and resolved the problem. There was never a "let's wait and see" approach. I appreciate that almost more than having the...more
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Dr. McClelland performed two surgeries on my left hand at the same time. My recovery has been textbook and the scars are very minimal. Dr. McClelland is a very caring and personable surgeon. My experience has been great, and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing hand surgery.
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