Dr. Kenneth J. Easterling, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 54

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Dr. Easterling's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Palmetto General Hospital
2001 West 68th Street
Hialeah, FL 33016

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida
Orthopedic Specialist of South Florida
7100 W 20th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33016
Orthopedic Spec South Florida
Orthopedic Spec South Florida
14601 SW 29th St Ste 302
Miramar, FL 33027
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    Dr. Easterling's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Metacarpals and Carpals
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injections
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
    2
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
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    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    Background Check for Dr. Easterling

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Florida.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    1 Board Action

    • Wrong-site surgery  (4/5/2010)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Dr. Kenneth Jay Easterling; License # ME72198; Case # 2007-25704

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician previously on 06-22-2009 entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Florida Board of Medicine.

      Action Taken-Obligations Satisfied

    • State: Florida
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Yale University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1988

    Internship Hospital

    Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Complete in 1989

    Residency Hospital

    Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Complete in 1993

    Fellowship Hospital

    The Indiana Hand Center
    Complete in 1994

    Undergraduate Schools

    Haverford College
    Graduated in 1983
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Easterling & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Easterling's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Easterling

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Easterling to family and friends

    8 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Easterling's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 7 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Easterling
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    8 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    8 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida
    Orthopedic Specialist of South Florida
    7100 W 20th Ave
    Hialeah, FL 33016
    (305) 822-0401 (Office)
    (305) 824-1748 (Fax)
    • Parking: Protected & unprotected parking provided at standard rates. Valet parking is also provided.
    B
    Orthopedic Spec South Florida
    14601 SW 29th St Ste 302
    Miramar, FL 33027
    (305) 822-0401 (Office)
    C
    Orthopedic Spec South Florida
    7100 W 20th Ave Ste 101
    Hialeah, FL 33016
    (305) 822-0401 (Office)
    • Parking: Protected & unprotected parking provided at standard rates. Valet parking is also provided.
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Easterling
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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