rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Sep-2020

The following review I am about to write will not even come close enough to the high level of: praise, respect, admiration, and gratefulness in which I have for Dr. Douglas Halsted. This man is truly one of a kind! I believe that his talent, skills and competency in being such an amazing surgeon is just the tip of the iceberg. He is an artist. He is a miracle-worker. He is kind, caring and compassionate not only as a doctor, but as a human being. He demonstrates every positive quality a patient would want a doctor to possess. When I first came to him a year ago, my hand had been crushed at work. It was almost completely destroyed from the inside. After multiple surgeries and physical therapy, I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to his talent and genius in surgical hand trauma; my hand’s functionality has gotten to a point where I never thought I would be at. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a top-notch surgeon. I can not thank him enough!
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Sep-2020

Dr. Halsted is knowlegable, committed and professional. He listens carefully and takes the time to answer any and all questions.. I trusted him completely to repair my finger that had healed improperly. I would certainly recommend Dr. Halsted.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Aug-2020

Dr. Halsted is a knowledgeable , straightforward doctor. He listened to my concerns and we planned together a course of action.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jul-2020

No bedside manners. I had an infection in my hand following surgery. My surgeon wasn't in, so I saw Dr Halsted. The pain in my hand was excruciating, and without a warning or without freezing the infection, I was he used sharp tweezers and just ripped the skin. I thought I was going to pass out
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jun-2020

He explained my xrays with his concerns and my options with his reccomendations very clearly and I felt I was able to make an informed decision based on all of that. He was respectful and I was very comfortable and I would recommend Dr Halsted as a hand specialist. Their entire staff was great
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jun-2020

I have only seen dr. Halstead once. He seems very direct, decisive, and sincere. I'll be seeing him again for a follow-up soon.
Evelin C.

Evelin C.

Apr-2020

I had a great experience with Dr. Halsted and his staff. I had a ski accident at the beginning of 2020 on a Saturday, I was already after surgery on Tuesday. Dr. Halsted performed elbow surgery on my right arm. He was very nice and caring, the surgery went well, his staff was amazing. I had several follow-up appointments, all of them went smooth and Dr. Halsted explained everything in detail. I would highly recommend Dr. Halsted, he is an exceptional surgeon and great with patients.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Mar-2020

Very short wait, provided clear, and through information about my broken arm, pleasant manner. Very satisfied.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Mar-2020

Dr Halsted spent very little time with me but his PA and Orthopedic Tech were excellent! So the 5 star rating is for the support staff.
Karen Flanders

Karen Flanders

Feb-2020

I think Dr. Halsted is a very caring, empathetic and very competent hand surgeon. I've had three trigger finger surgeries done by Dr. Halsted. The outcome and experience for all three were excellent. His NP, Heather and his assistant, Alexis were wonderful, very supportive and caring. The office staff were very professional and helpful. I would recommend Dr. Halsted, Heather, Alexis and all of his office staff to anyone seeking orthopedic care.
Healthgrades User

Healthgrades User

Feb-2020

After having experienced several breaks in my wrist area, I was referred to Dr Halsted by another physician in his practice and was also given his name by several others that he was a fantastic hand surgeon. I couldn't be more pleased. Dr. Halsted personally called me to set up an appointment to see him the following day. Surgery was scheduled the day after. He was very upfront about the surgery and answered all my questions thoroughly. After the surgery he took the time to speak with my husband and explained the surgery, how it went and the next steps. Every followup appointment was excellent and gave me hope that a full recovery was possible. His physician assistant, Heather, was extremely knowledgeable and fantastic to work with as well. Dr. Halsted is to the point and gives the facts which I completely appreciated. He and Heather, along with OT, have helped to give me a full recovery. I would highly recommend him to anyone with hand/wrist issues.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Feb-2020

Dr. Halstead. Did a great job on my trigger thumb surgery about a decade ago and I need surgery again now for an old finger injury that healed crooked. I’m glad Dr. Halstead will be performing it. It’s always a pleasure to meet with him.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jan-2020

Dr Halsted has years of experience and very knowledgeable. Dr Halsted and his assistant made me Feel confident and comfortable. I am very happy to have Dr Halsted in my corner. 👍
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jan-2020

Dr Halsted repaired my fractured elbow. The surgery team and Dr Halsted’s staff were excellent in every aspect. Dr Halsted had to repair my elbow with a plate and screws. I am still in the recovery period, so far it is going well. I highly recommend Dr. Halsted, he is an excellent surgeon.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jan-2020

I had a great experience, unfortunately I think I may need further help my thumb has not really improved as much as I had hoped.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jan-2020

Dr Halsted quickly diagnosed and treated my problem and answered all my questions and concerns. Since treatment I have had no problems.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Dec-2019

Very straight forward and to the point which I loved. Gave us our options but told us what would give the best outcome for the situation. Allowed ample time to ask questions and gave realistic answers without sugar coating anything. Follow ups have been informative with all questions answered. His PA has been fabulous as well. Would not hesitate to use again for any hand issue.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Dec-2019

He is very smart and great at his job. He has a very shy like personality. When he walks in it’s right to business and out he goes. Would love to chat a little bit or see him smile a little bit more...but absolutely a great doctor,. Keep up the great work Dr. Halsted
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Dec-2019

He actually gave me my life back my ability to work with my hands again so much gratitude felt for Dr. Doug he’s the best😊👍👍
Christine Lunn

Christine Lunn

Nov-2019

I had major surgery for a broken elbow which happened while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Halsted and his team took care of me immediately upon my return. The surgery went off with absolutely no problems and I could not have been happier. I would recommend Dr. Halsted very highly and would go to him in the future with no hesitation.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Nov-2019

Competent, experienced, friendly, intelligent, understands and prefers the naturopathic way over surgery and drugs.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Oct-2019

Dr. Halsted identified my problem immediately and then quickly and with great precision permanently corrected it.
robert place

robert place

Aug-2019

Dr Halstead has done multiple surgeries on me they have all turned out better than I could of thought they would he is very good at his craft he explains every thing that is going to happen and he is very patient oriented and friendly as is the entire staff have taken my wife and kids to this practice and always happy with results
Bruce P

Bruce P

Aug-2019

If you are having your hand operated by any other doctor, you are having the wrong doctor do so! Dr. Halsted has operated on both of my hands for trapezial arthroplasty. Both hands are back to 100% use. Both operations had little or no pain, and recovery was shortened due to the expert work he and his staff did on me. If I have to have any other surgery on my hands, I hope that Dr. Halsted is still practicing.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jun-2019

Love Dr. Halsted I have been with his practice since the very early 1980's. What a great Man, my Mom Nancy Loved him and saw him all the time before she passed. Thank you Dr. Halsted for all your great work!
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jun-2019

I told his nurse that I couldn't do the surgery in July can we do in November. They never returned my call...... With a answer
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Jun-2019

Very capable and knowledgeable. Talks slowly so you can absorb everything he has to say. Uses common sense. Solved my problem with no difficulty.
Healthgrades User

Healthgrades User

May-2019

Dr. Halsted performed carpal tunnel release surgery. I was quite pleased with my experience starting with the consultation through the standard second follow-up appointment. I find Dr. Halsted to be an excellent surgeon and gentleman. He explained the problem, gave me the opportunity to ask questions, which he answered thoroughly. He did so again at the hospital and during the follow-up. I fully know what to expect through the remainder of the recovery process. Dr. Halsted and his entire staff are first rate. I highly recommend them. I have willingly scheduled surgery for the other hand, and would encourage any beloved family member needing hand surgery to seek a consultation from Dr. Halsted.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

May-2019

Dr. Halstead has performed a few trigger finger surgeries, as well as a thumb bone and large cell tumor removal and 2 carpal tunnel surgeries for me over the past 15 years—all w/ excellent results!
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

May-2019

My surgery was carried out by a staff of truly friendly and professional people that seemed genuinely interested in the success of the outcome! I praised the doctor for his staff. The doc did a great job!
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

May-2019

I highly recommend Dr. Halsted. He did a fabulous job repairing my broken wrist and thoroughly described my options and the procedure.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

May-2019

Dr. Halsted has done both of my carpel tunnels, R thumb, R middle and ring trigger fingers and have more coming on my L hand. I am Very Satisfied with him and his PA, Heather Parry and the entire staff. Thank You All!
Healthgrades User

Healthgrades User

May-2019

Dr.Halsted performed hand surgery on my left hand. Dr.Halsted was very professional,a good listener and is a excellent and caring surgeon.The staff was very organized and everything went smoothly. Dr.Halsted and staff are exceptional in every way.The team makes it so the patient only has to concentrate on healing.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Mar-2019

Dr. Halsted is all business but very capable and I felt very much at ease with him and his staff. I would recommend Dr. Halsted to anyone with great confidence that they will be happy with his services !!
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Feb-2019

This is my Third hand surgery with Dr Halstead! My surgeries have always been successful! I will need more in the future and will be having him do my surgery!
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Feb-2019

Very professional and at the same time very comfortable.. must give a very special nod to the 3 lovely women who entertained my grandson and reassured me. Thank you!
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Feb-2019

Great bedside manner, very attentive.Dr Halsted took his time explaining what was happening and how to fix the problem.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Nov-2018

Dr. Halsted was pleasant, informative ,and offered several options for treatment. I felt comfortable with his approach and will follow up with him when needed.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Oct-2018

Dr. Halstead is a very bright, kind, and caring MD. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring orthopedic treatment for the hand!!
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Oct-2018

For years I've heard nothing but wonderful success stories about Dr. Halsted. Then I was in the position where I needed major surgery on my wrist and I must say, he did an excellent job.
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Sep-2018

Couldn’t have found a better doctor for my condition, Professional and explained everything as he worked
rater8 Verified Patient

rater8 Verified Patient

Sep-2018

Dr. Halsted walks on water-he goes above and beyond. There is no wait; he is caring, trustworthy, professional and knowledgeable. In a profession where trust is at issue, this person is truly living up to the Hippocratic oath. Thanks, doc.x0
Kit Jenkins

Kit Jenkins

Apr-2018

Dr. Hallstead’s reputation precedes him. When I told a colleague that he was going to do my surgery, she said “oh you’re very fortunate, he is absolutely best in class. “ My experience every step of the way since incurring a very bad break of my arm only confirmed her appraisal. The surgery itself went perfectly. The healing has been lengthy, and I am an impatient patient, but he knew exactly how to guide me through the post-surgery process to the point where I’ve had an excellent recovery.
Heidi D.

Heidi D.

Dec-2017

I highly recommend Dr. Halsted. He is an outstanding skilled surgeon who made it possible for me to recover the use of my hand and to live a more complete life without chronic pain. I commend him for his compassionate care, professional medical skills. Thanks to Dr. Halsted's outstanding skills in "fixing" my osteoarthritis situation, I can get back to normal pain free daily activities.
Virginia Kotkowski

Virginia Kotkowski

Nov-2017

Did a great job operating on my wrist for a bone spur. I was concerned about being able to xcountry skiing this coming January. Before he did my surgery he assured me I would be fine. Had my surgery September 19, 2017. Having therapy and doing fine. He’s a good doctor. Virginia Kotkowski Peabody, MA
susan kittredge

susan kittredge

Aug-2017

dr halsted was very smpathetic to my pain. he explained the procedure so i understood what to expect. i liked him alot . he did a great job and i am very happy. the only thing i would like to see him change would be taking out stitches alot more gently . that hurt alot.
jeff diab

jeff diab

Mar-2017

I had both my wrists done ,a month apart, surgeries were like clockwork, fast procedure , minimal pain, and incisions look great, first hand heeled nicely, and I have full confidence the other will be fine as well. great staff as well, friendly and informative. many thanks, Jeff Diab
Healthgrades User

Healthgrades User

Feb-2017

The only reason i was a bit low on the ease of scheduling was not because of Dr. Halsted or his staff, but rather, my PCP, being so slow to coordinate this referral which is required by my insurer.
Alex M.

Alex M.

Jan-2017

From the front desk to the P.A. To Dr. Halsted I could not be happier. I would recommend him to my friends and family.
Healthgrades User

Healthgrades User

Jan-2017

Dr. Halsted has a blend of incredible clinical knowledge with terrific patient engagement. His medical approach is professional while remaining empathetic to patient concerns. His foremost interest is in providing excellent patient care.
Healthgrades User

Healthgrades User

Dec-2016

He explained the procedure thoroughly, and did the operation (carpal tunnel) without a hitch. I saw him for two follow-ups, each time he spent time with me answering every question, and explaining each aspect of my recovery (which was a full recovery, with no complications). He is professional in every respect, as is each and every member of his staff whom I met. Besides being an excellent surgeon, he is an excellent communicator, and a very good listener.
Jen McM

Jen McM

Dec-2016

Dr. Halsted did a brilliant job on my dominant hand, carpal tunnel surgery. I knew what to expect, and will book the procedure here, for my left hand. Always on time!!! Great experience with all levels of staff.
Lori Ru

Lori Ru

Dec-2016

Dr. Halsted performed carpal tunnel surgery on both of my wrists about 10 years ago. I am going back to the Practice for a knee injury and saw this option, hence the long wait for the review. I highly recommend Dr. Halstead. He did an outstanding job, the tiny scars can no longer be seen and recovery was a breeze. I regret that I had waited so long to have the surgery done.
Diane Vanasse Kahn

Diane Vanasse Kahn

Apr-2016

Dr. Halsted removed a tumor in my right hand. It was deep and larger than originally thought, There is no scar on my hand to indicate that I had surgery. His calm, confident and pleasant manner made the procedure and office visits comfortable for me. I went to him and scheduled major thumb surgery for him to do the procedure, but because of an adverse reaction to the anesthesia I was unable to have the surgery and called me the next morning to check on how I was doing.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Douglas O Halsted

Self-verified patient of Dr. Douglas O Halsted

Jun-2013

Dr. Halsted is indeed a man of few words. He gets to the point quickly and without a lot of drama. It's very assuring. Additionally, he is reluctant to hand out needless prescriptions or procedures. So cost is kept under control. He looked at my carpel tunnel and suggested "lifestyle change" before surgery. This added another five years in my profession as a builder and established a solid track record for Workers Comp when the day for surgery couldn't be put off any longer. The operation itself went seamlessly and the recovery was speedy. I would suggest Dr. Halsted unconditionally to anyone with orthopedic needs.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Douglas O Halsted

Self-verified patient of Dr. Douglas O Halsted

Nov-2010

I've had 2 hand surgeries with Dr. Halsted. One in the early 90's for carpal tunnel, and the other in 2008 for basal joint surgery. Both times he correctly diagnosed the issue, surgery went excellent and he was very thorough with explanations, and recovery prediction time was right on. I would highly recommend him!
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