Dr. Samuel S Wellman MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Samuel Wellman is an orthopedic surgeon in Durham, North Carolina. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Duke University Hospital and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Wellman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 131 doctors at Duke University Hospital and one of 34 at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Elbow Surgery, Hand Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Duke University Hospital
Ranked #12 in Orthopedics

Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Duke University Hospital
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2002 - 2007

New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, 2007 - 2008

Duke University School of Medicine
Class of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Impact of perioperative allogeneic and autologous blood transfusion on acute wound infection following total knee and total hip arthroplasty.
Newman, E. T.,Watters, T. S.,Lewis, J. S.,Jennings, J. M.,Wellman, S. S.,Attarian, D. E.,Grant, S. A.,Green, C. L.,Vail, T. P.,Bolognesi, M. P.

Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty among medicare beneficiaries, 2000 to 2009.
Bolognesi, M. P.,Greiner, M. A.,Attarian, D. E.,Watters, T. S.,Wellman, S. S.,Curtis, L. H.,Berend, K. R.,Setoguchi, S.

Simultaneous vs Staged Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 2000-2009.
Bolognesi, M. P.,Watters, T. S.,Attarian, D. E.,Wellman, S. S.,Setoguchi, S.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group HMO/Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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