Dr. Douglas Peterson

Fellowship Trained, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

A native of Beverly, Massachusetts and graduate of Beverly High School. Dr Peterson returned to his hometown after a 15 year career in the military with the Army and Navy. He was deployed for 6 months in 2009 to Afghanistan with a forward surgical team providing orthopedic care to the Marines in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was also deployed to Indonesia on the US Navy Hospital Ship Mercy on a humanitarian mission there after the earthquake and tsunami in 2003. He did a sports medicine fellowship at Harvard/MGH in 2007-8 and was one of the team physicians for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution, and Harvard University.  He provides general orthopedic care with a strong emphasis on sports medicine.


  • Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
  • Medical: University of New England, Biddeford, ME


  • Internship: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Grandview Hospital and Medical Center, Dayton, OH
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship: Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital Sports and Shoulder Fellowship, Cambridge, MA

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Douglas Peterson, DO

Dr. Peterson specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs several orthopedic procedures including:

  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopedics