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Douglas Garland, PA-C

4.6 out of 5 (285 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:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

    300 C Faunce Corner Road
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-2211

    Get Directions 41.65998099999999 -70.99087600000001

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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 (48)

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 staff were consummate professionals...courteous, empathetic and well trained. I know I received excellent care. The PA, Doug I believe was exceptional.

  • Extremely happy with Dr. Bruegel and her immediate staff.

  • Appointment was quick yet thorough.

  • Everything

  • I felt rushed and unwelcomed. Like I was taking up his time.

  • Very impressed with the entire visit today. Douglas was on time with my appt. His assistant and X-ray tech were both very professional and kind.

  • I went to my appointment feeling nervous today. I checked in and was called within 2 min which was great so I wouldn't stir in my thoughts and nerves.The PA, Doug was very kind and made sure to comfort my thoughts that were making me nervous. I was out of there in no time at all and very relieved with the outcome of the appointment. Thank you all

  • Over knowledge


  • It was very good he cared about want I asked he was very care

  • my experience really was top notch. I have no complaints about my office experience. my provider wanted to see again in two weeks and no appointments were available until the next week.but, otherwise, everything was truly excellent and I'm very grateful for that.

  • Had another positive visit at South Coast health in Dartmouth for post-op hand surgery from [Name]. Today I met with Douglas Garland who validated the recovery process emotions while being a wonderful dr as well examining my hand and forearm. All staff at [Name] office are exceptional.

  • Everything

  • Everyone was friendly it was a nice visit

  • Listen and explain all the questions about my visit today always recommended to family and friends southcoast health providers

  • Provider and staff demonstrates concern and caring . Excellent experience every visit.

  • Everyone was professional, courteous and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Lady at desk was great/ nice and explained everything.

  • See patients on time.

  • Even with construction going on , I didn't have to wait to long . They combined physical therapy and post - pre op offices . Clean facility, nice employees, love this place . Thank you all .

  • Hello. This is [Name] and my appointment was yesterday. The reception staff with excellent. even though they were busy, there were very kind and cheerful. The young lady who brought me in was named [Name] She was wonderful and she did my intake, I believe. And then the doctor was kind of personable... was a physicians assistant. But he was great answered. All my questions everybody in the practice is very nice. The office is clean. The facility looks great, parking was good even though there was a lot of lot of patients there that day, everything was wonderful and I would highly recommend it.

  • Everyone was very nice and professional, I was very satisfied. [Name]u00A0

  • My experience was wonderful. I actually had an appointment tomorrow but thought it was today. The employee at the front desk was so kind and polite. She worked me right in so I did not have to leave and come back tomorrow. I appreciate her efforts on my behalf as I have limited mobility due to recent traumatic injury resulting in 5 fractures in my back. I have really had only one unsatisfactory experience with SouthCoast. It was last week at spine center appointment. Unfortunately, you did not ask me to rate them. I have a lot to say.

  • This was the first time that I see this doctor. I was impress, the way here explain everything and even he took me to see my Xray,I was very happy with him. Thank you very much..

  • Good, communication. And Specific advice to me.

  • All good.

  • Was very pleased

  • I appreciate the fact that the other providers took into a fact that I am in the medical field and they explain things in the medical way that I understood and talk to me, like, I understood what they were talking about without having to dumb it down for me, Dr. [Name] was very professional and [Name] was just great. I appreciate everyone in the office and every visit that I've had, I've never had any problems and I appreciate it.

  • You were very quick to get a appointment

  • Well! I had an injury to my left hand (fractured metacarpal bone). The person who had attended me was the Dr,s assistant. I hv a few issues with the service, but in totality I'm satisfied...

  • 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.

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