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About Dr. Alan W Christensen
Dr. Alan W Christensen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Orlando, FL, with another office in Orlando, FL. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Christensen is affiliated with Orlando Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital Waterman. He speaks English.
Dr. Alan W Christensen has the following 2 specialties
- Surgery of the Hand
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Alan W Christensen has the following 6 expertise
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery
- Elbow Nerve Compression Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes)
- Orthopedic Procedures
- Hand Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
Dr. Alan W Christensen is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I am very grateful to Dr. Christensen for the surgical repair he did to my very broken, mangled arm, which happened in a car accident. The operation was complicated and my recovery long, but I have full use of that arm and hand thanks to this surgery, and to Dr. Christensen's skill as an orthopedic surgeon.
I have been a patient of Dr. Christensen for over 10 years. He has performed surgery on my hands for carpel tunnel, trigger finger and tendons and my shoulder for a ripped rotar cuff with great success. He has very good bedside manner and keeps you informed of everything that is going on before, during and after surgery. I would not hesitate to use him again or to recommend him to someone else.
Don't go to him!!! I have not been able to sleep for a week and knew I had Carpal Tunnel that was diagnosed by Duek Spine. I went to him to schedule surgery and he takes xrays and tells me my bones are fine! Yes, I know(wasting insurance money and giving me unnecessary radiation with no protection). Then I ask if there is anything I can do for temporary pain relief(thinking Cortisone shots) This rude Doctor stated sternly "WE DO NOT PRESCRIBE NARCOTICS!" I didn't even ask for any! Idiot! Steer Clear!
Horrible, horrible bedside manner. And Dr Christensen even admits it! He is rude and condescending and is proud of it. I went back to his office over and over thinking I HAD to go to this office. The final straw came and I went to a competitor. SOOOO much better. Do yourself a favor and do not go here. The staff knows how rude he is, and he even admitted to me that he has a poor bedside manner. After my blood pressure was rising with each visit (and I am young and healthy with good blood pressure) I went to a competitor. The experience was night and day. Please learn from my misfortune. You do not have to be abused by this man. There are many alternatives in the Orlando area. I had a very successful surgery elsewhere without having to take this man's verbal abuse. And beside his poor bedside manner, my new doctor told me that his opinion was that I would no longer have use of a finger if I would have stayed with Dr Christensen. He did not have me in physical therapy and my new doctor thought that to be a very poor decision. I have full use of my finger thanks to my new doctor being proactive and prescribing physical therapy before surgery. I guess Dr Know It All (Dr Christensen) really doesnt know it all!
Dr. Christensen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences F Edward Hebert School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1981
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Dr. Alan W Christensen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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