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Specialties & Research
Dr. David Tearse, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.
- He has special expertise in 3 areas:
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Education & Awards
Dr. Tearse graduated from University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Dr. Tearse has 11 hospital affiliations:
- St. Luke's Hospital
- Mercy Medical Center
Accepted Insurance Plans
Dr. Tearse accepts these health insurances in at least one office:
- Cigna - 3 plans
- Iowa Medicaid - 1 plan
- Aetna - 1 plan
- United Healthcare - 12 plans
- Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield - 6 plans
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois - 1 plan
- Humana - 1 plan
- Great-West Healthcare - 1 plan