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David Kruger, MD

90.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 229 ratings

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Based on 229 ratings
5 stars (155)
4 stars (54)
3 stars (11)
2 stars (6)
1 star (3)
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About David Kruger:

Dr. David Kruger is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England. He is an attending physician at St. Francis Hospital, Medical Director of the Spine Institute of Connecticut, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Kruger received his doctorate in medicine at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed his postgraduate training at the Henry Ford Hospital and University of Michigan, Biomechanics, Trauma and Sports Medicine Laboratory. He completed his spinal surgery fellowship at the State University of New York, Health Science Center. Dr. Kruger is a specialist in spinal surgery.


Undergraduate: College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston, Illinois, 1979

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1983

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery Resident, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Michigan, 1989

Fellowship: Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellow, The University of Michigan, Biomechanics, Trauma and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1987
Spinal Surgery Fellow, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, State University of New York, Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, 1990

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Attending Staff, St. Francis Hospital Medical and Dental Staff in the Department of Orthopedics, Hartford, CT, 1990 – present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1990 – present


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Connecticut Orthopedic Society
Connecticut State Medical Society
Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford County Medical Association
North American Spine Society
St. Francis Physicians Health Organization
AOA Medical School Honor Society

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David Kruger, MD Reviews (166)

Treatment / Procedure

On time and very helpful and pleasant staff. Explained every aspect of procedures and therapy related. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. [Single best thing is...] Experience and ability to feel my pain.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Kruger explained everything thoroughly to me.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Our telemed visit went very well. Dr. Kruger went over all my tests and explained the problem areas and what can be done to help me. Very satisfied with the process.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Asked for next steps for treatment of my condition and received useful alternatives and guidance.

Shoulder Surgery

Doctor was clear on explaining upcoming surgery and answered all my questions. He put me at ease.

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

I would prefer to come in and see Dr. Kruger in person, however for my first virtual experience I was satisfied, considering the state of our country at this time.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Couldn't be more satisfied. Dr. Kruger and his team waste no time addressing my health and a proper healing plan for my recovery post-surgery.

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

Dr. Kruger and his staff have been fantastic throughout the entire process, including follow up calls after surgery from the PA's to see how I was doing. Dr. Kruger took the time during the video call to answer all my questions and was extremely personable.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Kruger was great helping me to understand my options and offering things I could do to help with my pain.

Spine Surgery

Complications from surgery limiting movement and healing.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I got in and out fast and the office was very clean.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I completed my visit via telehealth and found my physician to still be compassionate and sympathetic to my needs.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I did not wait long, all bases were covered and treatment plan advised.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Great staff. Dr. Kruger is awesome

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

Dr. Kruger was prompt and very thorough with the questions that he asked. He was also very frank, which is what I want from a medical professional.

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

Did a virtual visit due to the difficult times today, it was a follow-up with Dr. Kruger after surgery, all my questions were answered thoroughly and future instructions for my care were explained in detail, very satisfied.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Kruger is always honest about my condition no matter how hard the diagnosis is. He always is straight to the point and blunt. I highly respect him for his candor.

Lumbar Decompression

Attentive, clear, I can walk without pain.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I had been seeing his PA Jessica, for all previous visits. This time it was a telemedicine visit with Dr Kruger.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I am always highly satisfied with the Enfield staff and Dr. Kruegers professionalism.