Our 420 Saybrook Rd MRI location is temporarily closed. We have temporarily relocated to 430 Saybrook Road (Lower Level where Physical Therapy is located). Urgent Ortho care is now available on Saturdays at 211 South Main Street. Walk-ins welcome.

Alfred K. Hicks, DO

Specialties
Spine
Clinical Interests

Traumatic Spine Injuries, Neck, Back, and Spine Surgery, Herniated Disk Treatment, Spinal Deformities, Spine Injections

Located In

Middletown, Marlborough, Westbrook

About

Alfred Hicks, DO, specializes in all aspects of non-surgical and surgical care of the adult and pediatric spine. His scope of surgical practice includes minimally invasive procedures, surgery on the cervical and lumbar spine including artificial disc replacement, spinal deformity including scoliosis, traumatic injuries of the spine, tumor and infection. He treats patients with neck and back pain as well as pain radiating down their arms or legs. He is known for carefully listening to each patient to determine the best treatment plan, almost always starting with conservative methods which may include physical therapy, medications or injections.

Dr. Hicks received his medical degree from Midwestern University in the greater Chicago area and completed his residency in Orthopedic surgery at Peninsula Hospital, a member of the LIJ Health system on Long Island, New York. He then went on to complete a fellowship in spinal surgery at the renowned Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky. At the Leatherman Spine Institute fellows practice with both neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons gaining well-rounded surgical and non-surgical experience.

After fellowship, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. He was a staff Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In 2010-2011 he served a tour of duty in South Helmand province at Bastion Hospital where he performed over 450 surgeries on victims of improvised explosive devices, gunshots and a wide variety of other injuries.

Dr. Hicks likes being in his woodshop, skiing, and hiking. He and his wife, Jeanette, have four children who enjoy travel and live music together.

Aetna
  • Commercial Plans (Including APCN Plus, We do not accept regular APCN)
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of CT
  • Commercial and Exchange
  • Managed Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Plans Outside CT)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
CarePartners of Connecticut
  • Managed Medicare (HMO/PPO)
Cigna
  • Commercial, MetroNY, and LocalPlus
  • Cigna+Oscar, Cigna+MVP
ConnectiCare
  • Commercial and Exchange (Except “Value” Network)
  • Managed Medicare
Connecticut Medicaid
Connecticut State Workers’ Compensation
EmblemHealth
  • Emblem Commercial and Exchange (Except for Millennium and Enhanced Care Prime Networks)
  • Managed Medicare (VIP Prime, Bold, Reserve)
Medicare (Including Railroad Medicare)
Oxford
  • Liberty and Freedom Plans
TriCare
UHC/NYSHIP/NY Government Empire Plan
United Healthcare
  • All Commercial Plans (Except Indemnity and Compass)
  • Managed Medicare

Fellowship

Leatherman Spine Center
Spinal Surgery Fellowship

Medical School

Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

Peninsula Hospital (LIJ Health System)
Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Graduate School

Georgetown University
Master of Science, Human Physiology and Biophysics

Internship

Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Traditional Rotating Internship

College

SUNY at Albany
Bachelor of Arts

  • State of Connecticut License, 2015 – Present
  • State of Kentucky Medical License, 2006 – Present
  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Certificate Orthopedic Surgery 5/17 – 12/27

Memberships
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics

  • Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy, 1999 – 2013
  • Deployed Orthopedic Surgeon – Camp Bastion Hospital, South Helmand, Afghanistan, Aug 2010 – April 2011
  • Orthopedic Surgical Department Clerkship, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland, October 2002
  • Orthopedic Surgical Department Clerkship, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Virginia, June 2002
  • Graduate of Officer Indoctrination School “with Distinction”, Newport, RI, June 2000

  • Jacobs, N., Rourke, K., Rutherford, J., Hicks, A., Smith, S.R.C., Templeton, P., Adams, S.A., Jansen, J.O. “Lower limb injuries caused by improvised explosive devices: Proposed ‘Bastion classification’ and prospective validation.” Injury. 2012. May 19.
  • Rourke, K., Hicks, A., Templeton, P.A. “The Camp Bastion Experience of Traumatic Limb Amputation.” J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 94-B:(Supp XXXII) 29.
  • Pandya, A., Hicks, A., Coates, P., Jacobs, N., Hawker, J., “A Study of the Associated Incidence and Pattern of Upper Limb Trauma in Bilateral Lower Limb Amputations on Op Herrick – An Analysis of 221 Consecutive Cases.” J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 94-B:(Supp XXXII) 23.
  • Grand Rounds Series, Bastion Hospital, South Helmand, Afghanistan – Bastion Hospital Amputation Protocol, March 2011
  • Research Project/Presentation, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Lexington, KY – The Results of Neurology Consultation in Idiopathic Toe Walking – June 2006
  • Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University of Kentucky – Pediatric Spine Trauma, May 2006
  • Oleika Lecture Series, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Lexington, KY – Idiopathic Scoliosis, Congenital Tibial Pseudo Arthrosis, and Leg Length Discrepancy – April 2006
  • Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, North Shore Long Island Health System, NY – Orthopaedic Spine Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer, December 2005
  • Fay, M.J., Karathanasis, G.A., Leong, J.R., Hicks, A., Pherson, K. and Husain A. “Analysis of Cullin-5/VACM-1 mRNA expression in breast epithelial cells, breast cancer cell lines and both normal and tumor tissues.” Invitro Cellular and Developmental Biology. 2002. Vol. 38, p. 14-A.
  • Husain, A. Hicks, A. and Fay, M.J. “Expression of vasopressin-activated calcium mobilizing receptor (VACM-1/Cullin-5) mRNA in human breast epithelial cells and breast cancer cell lines.” The FASEB Journal, 2001. Vol. 15 (4), p. 123-124.
  • Research Assistant, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine – Explored Cullin-5/VACM-1 in cancerous breast cells versus normalbreast cells, 2000 – 2001
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