Dale V. Hoekstra, MD

 

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Dr. Hoekstra was the Medical Director for Carrie Tingley Hospital and spent much of his time as a teacher to medical students and residents focusing on pediatric orthopaedics.

Dr. Hoekstra specialized in Pediatric Orthopaedics. His Pediatric Orthopaedic training was in Ontario, Canada at the Hospital for Sick Children. He was board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been a practicing medical doctor for 38 years.

Dr. Hoekstra graduated from the USAF academy. He then received his specialty orthopaedic training in Ontario, Canada at the Hospital for Sick Children. He served as an orthopaedic surgeon until 1980. He then returned to his hometown, Detroit Mi to serve as the Director of the Spinal Deformities Clinic at the Henry Ford Hospital. After eight years in this capacity, he entered private practice and was the managing partner of Rochester Hills Orthopaedics. He also served as the chairman of the division of Orthopaedics at Crittenton Hospital for 10 years. Dr. Hoekstra then relocated to the Albuquerque area in 2007.

Dr. Hoekstra was an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Scoliosis Research Society.

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Dr. Hoekstra operated on my hip 40 years ago when I was 15. It was at Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi, Miss. He revised and re-fused my congenitally dislocated hip. Throughout the years, the many orthopedic doctors and other healthcare providers I have seen have been impressed with how good my fusion was and how well I did with it. I have always wanted to let Dr. Hoekstra know how much I appreciated his good work. I am sorry to be too late. However, I would like his family to know of my gratitude.
LaVonne Martin