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Alan Hinton, MD

Location Information
  • Primary Location
    Memorial Orthopaedic Specialists - Sale Road
    230 West Sale Rd.
    Lake Charles, LA 70605
  • Hours
    Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tue: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thu: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed

    Please call 337.477.5252 for more information.

Meet Alan Hinton, MD

Alan Hinton, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. A native of Lake Charles, Dr. Hinton has a degree in chemical engineering from McNeese State University. He went on to receive his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His post-graduate training includes a residency in orthopedic surgery from LSU in New Orleans and a fellowship in sports medicine from the University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Center.

Dr. Hinton also maintains a reputation for being a joint replacement expert for the shoulder, hip and knee, completing thousands of surgeries with an incredible success rate. A total joint replacement is a complex procedure that requires a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon. During the procedure the surgeon removes the diseased portions of the bone and shapes the healthy bone to accommodate the new artificial joint. The surgeon builds one component at a time, to create a highly realistic artificial joint that is customized to your needs. Dr. Hinton has traveled the United States perfecting his surgical technique and has become the highest volume total joint surgeon in Southwest Louisiana.

Dr. Hinton is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Calcasieu Parish Medical Society, Louisiana State Medical Society and Louisiana Orthopedic Association.

Specialties:

  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Complex revision joint replacement surgery

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Calcasieu Parish Medical Society
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Louisiana Orthopedic Association
Education
  • College
  • McNeese State University
    Lake Charles, LA
  • Medical School
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    New Orleans, LA
  • Residency
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    New Orleans, LA
  • Fellowship
  • University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Center
    Philadelphia, PA
Insurances Accepted:
  • Aetna Health Inc., 
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield, 
  • Cigna Health And Life Insurance Company, 
  • Hmo Louisiana, Inc., 
  • Humana, 
  • IMA, 
  • Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Company, 
  • Meritain Health, 
  • Office Of Group Benefits, 
  • Other, 
  • Self Insured, 
  • United Health Care, 
  • United Medical Resources, 
  • Vantage Health Plan, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a new patient. Can I fill out the paperwork before my appointment?
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I would like to access my medical records. How do I do that?
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Medical records can be accessed through the Follow My Health or the My MMG patient portals. You can request a copy of your medical records by calling 337.494.3149 or faxing a request to 337.494.3148. To learn more about accessing your records or to complete a Request for Information, click here.