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Douglas Garland, PA-C

4.6 out of 5 (276 Ratings)


Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About Douglas Garland

Douglas Garland, PA-C, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA. He developed his expertise in the medical field when he completed a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He has nearly 30 years of experience as a physician assistant, specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Douglas’s personal philosophy of care is to treat all of his patients as he would wish to be treated. By paying close attention to his patients’ medical history and needs, he cares for them efficiently and effectively. Douglas makes sure to focus his care on the whole person with empathy and compassion.

Douglas’s commitment to community has always been evident. Before his time as a physician’s assistant, he served in the Peace Corps on an outer island in Fiji. He also volunteers annually at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a camp for children with major medical issues.

Outside of work, Douglas enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and ice hockey, sailing, fishing, and playing the guitar.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

300 C Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

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Patient Comments (40)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • All good.

  • The provider have to listen carefully all concern that the patient have.

  • No improvement needed.. outstanding staff.. no complaints at all..They all work very hard..

  • Douglas Garland was very professional, great listener and thorough.

  • Good

  • Everything was just perfect and very respectful. Everyone should be as good with there patients. Best treatment I have ever had. Thank u

  • Every thing was perfect. I was seen on time, met with the NP Douglas an the bandage came off he cleaned the area explained what exercises I should do and said if there were any problems or questions don't hesitate to call the office. It was a fantastic experience.

  • The physician assistant was very caring, answer all my questions and was very gentle when removing my stitches.

  • took the time to explain everything and were very nice

  • Very understanding explained in detailNot rushed

  • Both Dr. Garland and[Name] are both professional and friendly knew exactly what I needed. Did it without any question. I would recommend them to anyone. My experiences have been only good with both of these providers. Thank you.

  • Staff and providers are always nice. Appointments run on time.

  • My only complaint was that he did not seem to know anything about me. I don't think he looked at my chart even regarding what had been in done in the past in his own practice. I was going to list the things he was not aware of but the list is too long so let's just say he knew nothing about me.

  • Very professional, treated quickly once in exam room, friendly and helpful staff.

  • Timely appointment- provider took time to explain what to expect and what steps would happen in next visit. Medical assistants wrapped my broken wrist gently and were professional.

  • Timely care, good covering physician,

  • Everyone's very professional my office visit went very well

  • Friendly. Informative. Willing to help

  • Very professional and courteous. Explanation of procedure was easy to understand.

  • Dr. Bruegel is an exceptional doctor at this facility. I would strongly recommend her to anyone in need of her areas of expertise. The PA staff at this facility are cordial and caring.

  • Staff is great! Professional ,knowledgeable, and caring. It would have been helpful to have the MRI results readily available since that was the purpose of my visit.

  • After the cortisone shots, my blood pressure dropped, so I came back in and the doctor took good care of me till I felt better and was able to leave. Thumbs up!

  • I can't express enough on how everybody was very professional, caring of my needs, since the time I got there to the time I left, Dr Victoria bugle is awesome! I've never had a surgery where I've never felt any pain! everybody did a great job! thank you very much!

  • At my visit everyone at the office were very professional. I have been coming to this office for 5 years and would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.

  • Yes, Dr. (INAUDIBLE) office was very efficient and everything he did from the receptionist to the person brought me into the office. And then to the To who ever took care of me. You did a very nice job and very efficient, very knowledgeable and very happy with the situation. So thank you so much. Keep up the good work.

  • I have always been treated with professional courteousness whenever I have had a appointment along with friendly attitudes.

  • I like the way u r treated like a Human being regardless of your income….

  • There I feel like part of an assembly line; fast moving & no one really takes the time to talk or listen to the patient. There can be a long wait checking in and out as there's only one receptionist. Not an office I look forward to going to.

  • Concern

  • Dr came highly recommended but in 3 appointments I haven't seen him not since prior to surgery. It would be nice to have seen him one post-op

  • This provider was suggested to me and I am beyond happy with the care I have and am receiving.

  • Everything was very clear. I have no complaints, very grateful for your attentions, thanks for all. Sincerely, [Name] [Name]

  • I called on Friday Nov 22 2021 for an appt because I fell 2 days before. (Thursday was a holiday) The medical assistant called me back on the Friday to say I have an appointment with Douglas Garland the PA on Monday for an xray. I went to the appointment and no xray done, was told nobody was working in xray. Was told my wrist would be ok. [Name]

  • This was a post op visit for a dressing change (hand). PA Douglas was very nice and professional. I was seen in time.

  • The appointment was efficient and timely, and the provider was informative, helpful and conversational. He made me feel like a partner in my healthcare.

  • Doug Garland NP approached my problem without hesitation. I have full trust in his diagnosis and treatment program.

  • This visit with Dr. Garland was exceptionally pleasant, friendly, he was professional, timely, he explained everything, listen to my questions patient, patiently. Really, really pleased the visit.

  • Davidu00A0Garland was fantastic!!

  • Excellent care

  • [Name] Yes. I just wanted to say that everything was great. My experience there with Dr. Petruccio and Dr. Garland was excellent. The front desk was great, and the whole experience was really, really comforting as much as it be able to possibly couldn't be. I was definitely, definitely relieved and satisfied with everything that was done. I'm actually improving my help with my finger, and I would recommend anybody family and friends to go there. Absolutely would thank you so, so much. Thank you. Thank you for everything that you do.

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