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Douglas Garland, PA-C

4.7 out of 5 (206 Ratings)


Hand Surgery & Upper Extremity / 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:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

    300 C Faunce Corner Road
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-2211

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Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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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.

  • I got a quick appointment. Surgery was scheduled and everything went smooth from there. Stitches were removed today on my way to recovery.

  • No wait time very clear instructions a quick visit and very pleasant

  • I was impressed with the efficiency of the service.

  • From start to finish, all the staff were great.

  • I called with elbow pain on Thursday and had an appointment the very next day. I arrived early and was taken in and seen quickly. Doug Garland was fantastic. He seemed genuinely interested in me and solving my pain. I REALLY appreciated that he actually felt my elbow to find where the pain actually was, made me press against his hand to check for strength, etc. All too often I have found health providers only talk. Doug was hands on. BRAVO!!

  • Great staff.

  • No complaints whatsoever. Staff was patient and very courteous

  • Listening and accommodating

  • Everyone was very professional, efficient and nice.

  • Very polite and professional

  • The Dr. was excellent!! I had fallen the other night, and he recommended leaving the stitches in my hand, in a little longer, so they wouldn't open up!! I felt like he was very concerned for me, and I feel he definitely made the right decision. He was great!!

  • He was professional and aware of why I was there. My only complaints is that the woman who gave me my wrist brace did not seem to know how it was supposed to be put on. Although I was given verbal instructions I was not given the check out paperwork with printed instructions that I am used to getting and would have been helpful to have until my next follow-up.

  • Very prompt in seeing me and was very thorough.

  • Follow up assessment - explained plan and follow up. Pleasant,friendly and never felt rushed

  • Professional staff

  • Timely pleasant

  • My visit was great. I felt like I was listened to and treated very well. All the staff were very polite and professional. My PA was amazing he made me feel comfortable and was patient with me. (I was nervous getting stitches out for first time) I will recommend this office

  • Everything right.

  • Dr Garland was very kind and imformative. Excellect experience.

  • Very informative, listened to my needs and concerns and solved them right away. Very informative and fluent. All staff and doctors were kind.

  • You help and getting me to get surgery when you needed it. Thanks and [Name] is always a very helpful person. The doctors are all great.

  • Survey's way too long.

  • The office made me feel very comfortable and they were very helpful Thanks

  • He was great very informative

  • Dr garland is a very good man God bless him

  • Doug was very direct and informative with his recommendations for a positive outcome concerning the treatment needed to prevent further issues with my elbow. He ordered an X-ray, and prescribed some oral steroids with PT to get me on the right path

  • Doug, the PA, was very informative and he was patient. I felt extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend him to see anyone and the office staff as well, very courteous and kind and caring. Everything was done in a timely matter and I do want to say that I did not have to wait long at all for my appointment. I think, I made an error on one of the questions. I did not have to wait long at all, so thank you and I wish them all the best.

  • dr. garland was very informative precise and thorough about my special needs seen I have diabetes he was very careful with everything wonderful wonderful Doctor

  • This is my first time visiting this office. Everybody was extremely pleasant from start to finish.

  • My experience was great. There is nothing they could do to improve it.

  • Very caring, kind and considerate

  • They're all very good

  • Very courteous, informative, and timely professional service.

  • Excellent professional service from the from the front desk, nursing assistant to the doctor.

  • Very punctual but social to ad comfort to the visit

  • I was very pleased with the care and attention I received throughout my whole visit.

  • Timely fashion day of appointment and steps for recovery moving forward

  • Douglas was highly competent, cordial and very efficient

  • Everyone was courteous and professional

  • Got me in asap and really appreciated

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
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