Call Us : 806-515-4263 (HAND)
Dr. Desirae McKee, MD is a board certified sub-specialty surgeon who focuses on hand and arm injuries. Dr.McKee spent the last decade as a faculty member of the Texas Tech Department of Orthopedics before moving to private practice in Lubbock, TX, in the fall of 2020. She remains clinical faculty with Texas Tech.
Our mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality care. We are dedicated to improving your health by treating chronic problems as well as acute injuries. Dr. Desirae McKee, MD is a board certified sub-specialist that focuses on hand and arm injuries. She treats all ages of patients from pediatric to geriatric and anyone in between. She has practiced in the Lubbock region for the past decade. Her special interests include nerve injuries and reconstruction, burn injuries and reconstruction as well as amputation care in both upper and lower extremities. Dr. McKee is one of only 2 physicians in the region that offers Targeted Muscular Reinnervation (TMR) to amputees to decrease phantom pain and nerve pain associated with the injury.
West Texas H.A.N.D. offers a broad array of services geared to address today’s most common hand conditions and injuries. We know there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all cure, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your diagnosis.
Our goal is to empower you with an understanding of your condition and identify options for you to choose in the treatment of your condition. Each patient receives individual care suited to their condition.
Hand and Finger Arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pinched nerve at the wrist)
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (pinched nerve at the elbow)
Distal radius and ulna fractures
Trigger Fingers (finger clicks and pops when moved)
Contractures of the Hands and arms stroke patients
Treatment of neuromas or phantom pain in patients with existing amputations
Animal bites or infections to the hands arms legs or trunk
Amputations of fingers, hands, arms, legs.
Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis of the fingers, hand, wrist, arm
Thumb arthritis-CMC basilar arthritis, splinting, injections, surgical solutions
Birth defects-pediatric congenital problems of the hand and arm
Boutonniere deformity or Swan neck deformity of the fingers
Boxer fracture or any other fractures of the hand wrist or fingers or forearm
Jammed or sprained fingers, hand, wrist, arm
Nerve injuries, muscle injuries and lacerations in upper or lower extremities
Wrist pain for any reason
Tendon injuries including flexor or extensor
Ganglion cyst of the wrist or any other location in the fingers, hand or arm
Frostbite injuries to hands or feet
Burn treatment, care, and reconstruction arms, legs, hands, trunk
Laser treatments to traumatic scars or burns in any part of the body (except for face)
Fingernail injuries or deformities or need for biopsy
Tumor and lipoma excision in the arms or legs or trunk.
Muscle or nerve biopsies
Excision of skin cancer anywhere in the body except for face head or neck. Flaps, dermal Treatments, and skin grafting with either split or full thickness graft are performed.
Reconstructive work on scars in any part of the body (except for face head or neck)
Vascular disease of the digits hand or arm
Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
Golfers Elbow (Medial epicondyltis)
Barbotage or surgical excision of recalcitrant warts on trunk, arms and legs
We accept and treat patients that were injured at their place of work. Please call today to see if we are able to treat your injury.
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We are currently open and accepting new patients. We accept most major insurances. Please call for an appointment and we will check your insurance for you.
No Insurance? No Problem! West Texas H.A.N.D. offers self pay options as well as payment plans. Please call for more information.
INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED- please call the office to check on your exact insurance plan as there are many different plans with different requirements.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicaid NM - Conduent
Medicaid TX - TMHP
Medicare - RR
Medicare TX -PECOS/Novitas
TRPN (Three Rivers)
Molina NM - Marketplace & MDCR
Amerigroup (Medicare/TX Medicaid/MMP)
Galaxy Health Network (MDCR, WC)
Humana (MDCR PPO, FFS, HMO, Commercial)
MultiPlan/Beechstreet/PHCS/TX , True Choice
Prime Health (PPO, MDCR, TX HCN WC)
Team Choice Advantage
First Care (SWBHP)
Sedgwick, Work comp
Careworks, Work comp
Insurances that we hope to be able to accept soon (not currently accepting)
Amerigroup - Imperial (Medicare) aka Great States Health Adm
First Health (Coventry Nat, WC)
Medicaid - LBK Indigent Care (LCMI/UMC), blue card
Medicaid NM - Western Sky Community Care
Presbyterian Health (MDCR & Centennial)
Providence Health (CovHealth Partners)
Superior (MDCD, Star, CHIP, MDCR EPO/HMO aka Ambetter
TeamChoice Core (Aetna)
Tricare West - HNFS (federal)
Triwest / VAPC3 (BCBSTX)
WC - Rockport
WC - CorVel Corp
WC - Majoris
WC - PSWCA
WC - TX Mutual (Texas Star, Workwell WC)
1. Do you wake up at night with numb hands and have to shake them back to life? This may be carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Lying flat and bending the wrists at night while you sleep can worsen your symptoms. This is a treatable condition. Please call West Texas H.A.N.D. at 806-515-4263 to make an appointment to be evaluated. We will help you navigate the insurance process and we can even help obtain a referral from your PCP if one is needed.
2. Did you cut your finger and now have a numb spot on the finger or are having difficulty moving the finger? You may have cut the tendon (rope that moves the finger) or the nerve (that gives feeling to the finger). If you have injured the tendon or the nerve to the finger Dr. McKee usually recommends operative repair to try and restore normal motion and improve feeling. These injuries are time dependent and get the best results if fixed in the first week after injury. If you have an injury that sounds similar to the above symptoms, please call West Texas H.A.N.D. at 806-515-4263 to make an appointment to be evaluated. We will help you navigate the insurance process and we can even help obtain a referral from you PCP if one is needed.
3. Worried about visiting a Doctors Office and being exposed to COVID-19? The staff at West Texas H.A.N.D. have received immunizations to protect against the virus. We clean each room and all equipment with sanitizer in between each patient. Our office is large and keeps patients from waiting near each other. We practice social distancing. All patients and visitors are required to wear a mask and temperatures are screened. No more filling out papers or waiting in your car. We will send new patient paperwork to you by email so you can fill it out in the safety and convenience of your own home. Each patient is allowed 1 visitor to help remember instructions and counseling from your Physician.
Each patient is seen by a Clinician with additional training in hand and upper extremity illness/injury. X-rays are available onsite. You will be educated about your diagnosis and given the available treatment options to see which one best meets your needs. Dr. Desirae McKee, MD and Mr. Juan Garcia, Advanced Practitioner are currently seeing patients at West Texas HAND.
We offer evaluation and treatment for acute injuries including broken bones, animal bites, and infections. Please see the list above for a more comprehensive list of conditions treated.
You can rely on us to treat all of your chronic care needs such hand arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger fingers, inflamed tendons, pinched nerves in the arms or legs, tennis elbow and many other conditions.
Please see the list above for a more comprehensive list of conditions treated.
Please send us a message, or call us for an appointment.
Fax documents to (806) 216-6890.
Phone: 806-515-4263 (HAND)
5613 114th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79424, United States
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm