Dr. Desirae McKee, MD is a board certified sub-specialty surgeon who focuses on hand and arm injuries as well as burn. Dr.McKee spent 2009-2020 as a faculty member of the Texas Tech Department of Orthopedics She remains clinical faculty with Texas Tech and continues to help cover necessary burn and trauma services.
November 29, 2022
Dear West Texas H.A.N.D. Patients,
It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing the closure of my medical practice West Texas H.A.N.D.
Due to falling reimbursements and rising cost of business we are not able to financially sustain the practice.
It has been my privilege to care for the West Texas Community for the past 13 years at my prior practice as well as the last 2 years at West Texas H.A.N.D. I have greatly valued our relationships and it was a very difficult decision to decide to close the practice.
Our doors will close for good in the next 90 days. I recommend looking for another hand specialist as soon as possible as there may be a wait to be seen. Your insurance carrier may also know of Physicians which accept your medical insurance plan. I have also included a list of local Physicians specializing in hand surgery practices that you can check with for further care as well. For all of my patients with burns or other scars I have included a plastic surgeon experienced in burns as well. I will continue to be available for any urgent issues for the next 30 days in order to allow you sufficient time to find a new Physician.
Your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to another Doctor or released to you or another person you designate with your written permission. Please sign the authorization form and return to our office with the information for the Physician that you would like your records to be sent. Authorization forms are available from our office for the next 60 days. If you need your medical records after the practice closes its doors, please contact UMC Medical records to obtain a copy of your records at 806-775-9150. If you have signed up for the electronic patient portal, you may also access your records through the portal.
Physicians in Lubbock Texas that have hand surgery practices (in alphabetical order)
Dr.Deepak Bharadia- Texas Tech Reconstructive Plastic Surgery- 806-743-2373- for burn and scar patients
Dr.Bryan Bourland- Texas Tech Orthopedics Hand Center- 806-743-4600
Dr.Brendan MacKay- Texas Tech Orthopedics Hand Center- 806-743-4600
Dr.Patrick Molligan- Private Practice Hand Surgery- 806-795-7762
Dr.Garry Pollock- Private Practice Hand Surgery- 806-771-3030
For any patients that would like to continue seeing me or contact me in the future - I am helping to cover hand and arm trauma patients in an underserved area of Louisiana.
Rapides Hand Surgical Specialty Clinic
201 Fourth St. Ste 1D
Alexandria, LA 71301
I wish all of my patients the very best future health and I feel highly privileged and honored to have been allowed to help care for you over the past years.
Desirae McKee, MD
West Texas H.A.N.D.
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
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