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About Dr. David A Denning

Dr. David A Denning, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Huntington, WV. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology, Surgery and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Denning has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David A Denning is Great. Dr. David A Denning has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David A Denning is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Surgery

1600 Medical Center Dr Ste 2500
Huntington, WV 25701
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Dr. David A Denning has the following 3 specialties

  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David A Denning has the following 2 expertise

  • Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)

Board Certifications

Dr. David A Denning is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Fine doctor

I had one surgery with Dr. Denning 20 years ago, and it was a long one. The doctor stuck it out, as it was quite involved, and I'm alive 20 years later to talk about it. I just went to see him again, and he has suggested another surgery. I have no qualms about having him do the surgery; I definitely trust him. My family doctor told me he is the kind of doctor that never hesitates to tackle a tough case; I find that a very accurate portrayal. He is quiet, but gets to the point quickly. He won't play around with you, which gets high marks from me.

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Good Experience

I know a lot of people said he was awful and had terrible bedside manner but my husband just had hernia surgery this morning and he was nothing but nice, friendly and professional. he answered all our questions and put our fears at ease. He performed the surgery well and all went as planned. We really liked him.

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Great Doctor

Dr. Denning is a great surgeon. He is very matter of fact, which can sometimes be taken as rude, but he does not beat around the bush concerning your health care. He is the only surgeon I will ever go to again.

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One Star

He allowed a resident physician to perform my outpatient gall bladder surgery. My aorta was punctured and I nearly bled to death. They did not know my blood type in order to immediately give me blood. Dr. Denning claimed he did the surgery, when in reality the resident physician admitted and apologized for the accident. Several years later when my medical records were requested by another physician, the record of the surgery suspiciously could not be found.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • West Virginia University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Ohio State University Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David A Denning accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

University Surgery, 1600 Medical Center Dr Ste 2500, Huntington, WV


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