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Craig A. Dopf, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

"Every day I am thankful I have the honor & privilege to be a spine surgeon. My patients’ best interest is my #1 priority. To see a patient go from agony to normalcy is one of the most satisfying & rewarding things I have the opportunity of experiencing. I am living the dream I have had since I was a child."

Primary Clinic: Meriter Deming Way

2275 Deming Way, Suite 220
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 417-8388

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Memorial Hospital of LaFayette County

800 Clay Street
Darlington, WI 53530
(608) 776-5748

Hospital Affiliations

Meriter Hospital

Education and Board Certification

1993, Fellowship, Tulane University School of Medicine
1993, Fellowship, Spine Surgery PSC
1992, Residency, Henry Ford Hospital
1988, Internship, Henry Ford Hospital
1987, Medical School, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Interests

Dr. Dopf works with patients of varying ages experiencing disabling pain and numbness or weakness in their neck, arm(s), back or leg(s). He treats the following spinal conditions: adult degenerative spine conditions, cervical thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, disk herniations, spinal stenosis, spinal fractures and spondylolisthesis.

Medical Philosophy

Dr. Dopf prides himself on not leaving an exam room until all of his patients’ questions are answered. He uses common language when explaining diagnosis and treatment options, and takes minimally invasive approaches to surgery whenever possible. He finds the best outcomes come from having a relationship of mutual respect with patients who are willing to do what is necessary to reduce their pain. Having experienced broken bones and back pain in the past, Dr. Dopf believes he has some ability to relate to his patients’ pain and problems. He also understands how important family support is for the healing process.

Personal Interests

During his free time, Dr. Dopf enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He enjoys a multitude of leisure activities including snow and water skiing, fishing, hunting, motorcycling, hiking, photography and attending concerts. For the last five years, he has also volunteered in Haiti performing surgeries with the Community Health Initiative-Haiti.

Meriter Medical Group Provider:  Yes