Dr. Walter McClelland Jr, MD

Dr. Walter McClelland Jr, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Walter McClelland Jr, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

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

Board Certifications

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

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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  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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
based on 57 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. McClelland Jr's Performance
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  • 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 (13)
Tucker, GA |
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 injection (in the right place this time), and advised 10 physical therapy sessions. I am now pain-free and can't thank Dr. McC enough for his competence and kindness.
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 pain and issue resolved! His team is top flight. The surgical team was phenomenal. If you have an issue, especially with your hands, this is your first choice.
Smyrna, GA |
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.
in Atlanta, GA |
Great doctor hands down. Operated on my shoulder after a bad fall at work. Broke my glenoid which is a rare injury and he put me back together in no time. Great guy
in Cleveland, Ga |
He is a great doctor and person. His response to my injury was above my expectation. Eric and Dr. McClelland are a great team that show you they care about you.
in Marietta, GA |
Dr McClelland did endoscopic surgery to resolve carpal tunnel syndrome in my left hand and I could not be happier with the results. The procedure was remarkably pain free. Pain free to the extent that I all I had was minor discomfort for a few days after surgery. No pain meds of any kind required, just minor discomfort. I compare and contrast this with the "open" procedure by a different doctor on my right hand. It took several weeks for the surgical wound to stop hurting.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. McClelland and his staff, Eric & Cassie are fantastic. I had (what seemed to me, of course) a fairly severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. McClelland was spot-on with his initial diagnosis, but as he should have, confirmed his assessment with appropriate testing. Peachtree Ortho did their absolute best to get surgery scheduled quickly. The procedure was a breeze. Other than a wee bit of tenderness, there was little to no pain. Six weeks later: 100% better. Highly recommend.
in Atlanta, GA |
What began as a common injury turned into a complicated scenario after breaking my elbow last fall. After 2 failed attempts to repair the fracture I was referred to Dr. McClellan for a second opinion. Dr. McClellan was able to repair my elbow fracture using an innovative procedure which resulted in the normal, pain free, function of my right arm which I feared might not be a possibility. I am extremely grateful for his expertise and compassionate care. His entire staff is wonderful!
in Atlanta, GA |
I can't thank Dr. McClelland enough! I am a professional musician and had advanced arthritis in my left wrist. Dr. McClelland was extremely sensitive to my concerns, and my hopes to continue performing. After an extensive surgery and months of physical therapy with his great team, I'm pleased to say that I can play better than ever with absolutely no pain! I honestly didn't think that would be possible. I am very grateful to Dr. McClelland and his staff. Absolutely wonderful!
in Peachtree City, GA |
I had two opposing issues that needed to be corrected. Dr. McClelland clearly discussed the approach and the reasons why. I followed his directions to the letter, first having PT to correct the frozen shoulder and then scheduled the surgery to correct a rotator cuff tear and a bicep tendon issue. His surgical skills are second to none. The surgery corrected the tear and the PT after surgery strengthened the shoulder and I couldn't be happier with the results. This is a fine young surgeon.
in Fayetteville, GA |
Dr. Walter McClelland is beyond excellence! He deserves more than 5 star rankings. I had a shoulder replacement & he more than exceeded my expectations. I'm no longer suffering the previous excruciating pain & am more functional than I have ever been. I cannot provide enough great, positive feedback & my gratitude for him. I'm grateful to have found the right surgeon & I'm proof for a remarkable outcome. I'm more than fully confident in him & his meticulous expertise. He is a remarkable surgeon.
in Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092 |
Walter B, McCelland Jr., M.D. was an excellent surgery and bedside matters before, during surgery and after. I had Dupuytren,s disease on my left hand and after you can't tell I had any problems what so ever.
in Atlanta, GA |
Top notch in every way!
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Dr. McClelland Jr accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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