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Preston A Waldrop, MD

Preston A Waldrop, MD

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Preston Waldrop, MD, FAAOS, has been in private practice in the Roanoke Valley for more than 25 years. He grew up in Salem, Virginia, and returned with his family in 1991 to live and practice orthopedics.

Dr. Waldrop’s medical training began at the University of Virginia, followed by orthopedic training at Emory University in Atlanta. To further his knowledge in orthopedics, Dr. Waldrop participated in a fellowship in shoulder/sports medicine at the University of Miami. Dr. Waldrop also maintains the honor of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Waldrop chose to focus his practice on orthopedics because it gives him the ability to treat all ages and life stages. In addition, orthopedics allows him to treat a specific problem and usually make a significant improvement in a patient’s life, which is very gratifying. Dr. Waldrop’s major interests in orthopedics include treatment of the shoulder and knee with surgeries varying from arthroscopy to joint replacement.

Dr. Waldrop has been a perennial fixture on the Roanoker magazine Top Docs list for more than a decade. He is consistently voted as one of the area’s top orthopedic surgeons and general orthopedists by a survey of his peers and nursing staff, receiving awards in 2006, 2008, and every year from 2011 onward. Not to be outdone by his clinical excellence, the Roanoke Valley community has also honored Dr. Waldrop every year since 2012 (the first year of the survey) with Our Health magazine’s “Best Bedside Manner” award for orthopedic care, noting physicians with whom patients tremendously value their overall experience.

Outside of the office, Dr. Waldrop enjoys spending time with his wife and three grown children. He is an avid golfer and he also enjoys snow skiing and sailing.


Blue Cross

Regence Group (Bs-Wa, Bs-Id, Bcbs-Ut, Bcbs-Or)



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United Healthcare - AARP - Medicare Complete