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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male

155 Crystal Beach Dr Ste 200
Destin, FL 32541
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Dr. Poelstra's Experience

Dr. Poelstra's Care Philosophy

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Decompression
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
  • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Scoliosis Surgery
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  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
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  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Femur Fracture
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
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  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
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Background Check for Dr. Poelstra

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Awards & Recognitions

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Distiguished Invited Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons, May 2012
  • Compassionate Physician Award, 2012
  • America's Top Orthopaedist, 2012
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2012
  • Compassionate Physician Award, 2011
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2011
  • Over 40 peer reviewed Journal Articles, 2000-2012
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, May 2012
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Education & Training

Medical School

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculty Of Medical Sciences
Graduated in 1997

Internship Hospital

University Of Virginia
Complete in 2000

Residency Hospital

University Of Virginia
Complete in 2005

Fellowship Hospital

Thomas Jefferson University and The Rothman Institute Combined Neurological-And Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship-Rated #1 In The Usa
Complete in 2006

Undergraduate Schools

Praedinius Gymnasium-Magnet School / Pre-Med
Graduated in 1991

Other Education

Royal University Of Groningen-Department Of Biomedical Engineering-Phd
Complete in 2000
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Languages Spoken by Dr. Poelstra & Staff

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Spanish
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