Ralph Bonner Garretson, MD Orthopedic Surgery

Ralph Bonner Garretson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Warrenton, VA 20186 (1 other location)
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About Ralph Bonner Garretson MD

Ralph Bonner Garretson, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Warrenton, VA, with another office in Gainesville, VA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery.

Ralph Garretson has received the following awards:


Dr. Ralph Bonner Garretson has 2 locations

Blue Ridge Orthopaedic And Spine Center 52 W Shirley Ave Warrenton, VA 20186
Blue Ridge Orthopaedic And Spine Center 14370 Lee hwy Ste 102 Gainesville, VA 20155


Dr. Ralph Bonner Garretson has the following specialty

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Ralph Bonner Garretson has the following 17 areas of expertise

  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
  • Surgery
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Medicine
  • Scoliosis
  • Knee Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Bone Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Laminectomy


3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition 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 (2017, 2015, 2013, 2012)

    Patients' Choice Award 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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2015)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.


26 Years Experience

Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center


Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1996

Dr. Ralph Bonner Garretson Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Southern Health PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • MD IPA/Optimum Choice HMO/Preferred POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Ralph Bonner Garretson

Dr. Garretson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in engineering, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Dartmouth College in 1987. He then received a scholarship from Stanford University where he earned his master of science in civil engineering in 1988. Dr. Garretson earned his M.D. at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1996. He completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Garretson, pursuing his special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, completed a one-year fellowship program in complex problems of the shoulder and elbow at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Garretson treats all shoulder and elbow problems, many arthroscopically, including rotator cuff tears, arthritis, trauma and instability. He presently holds privileges at Fauquier Hospital. Dr. Garretson joined the practice in 2002 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Garretson has published many research papers in the orthopaedic literature. He is the President-elect of the Fauquier Hospital Department of Surgery.

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