Dr. Alison Kinsler, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemaleAge 41

Dr. Kinsler
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St. Luke's Clinic - Sun Valley Sports Medicine

100 Hospital Dr Ste 205 Ketchum, ID 83340

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(208) 726-5027

Dr. Alison Kinsler, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Ketchum, ID and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med medical school in 2006. She is affiliated with St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kinsler to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kinsler

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kinsler treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kinsler treats other conditions, please contact the office at (208) 726-5027.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Kinsler typically treats 50% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Shoulder Disorders
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Rotator Cuff Surgery
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Dr. Kinsler's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Kinsler accepts the following insurance:

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Altius Health Plans
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I give her a 0! She has NEVER Taken responsibility for a knee replacement she did in 2016! She not only made it to short, by cutting my bone not once but 3X,which means my knee would never bend EVER! She kept telling me I wouldn't bend it due to the pain! She also broke my tibia bone which was twisted and out of align, my patella was torn off and not attached, the 2 metal parts put in my knee were both different sizes and both wrong sizes! I have rods going into my thigh and into my tibia! I had to go to Surgeons 3 hours away to have them try to not just repair but save my leg! I have been through HELL, and it is not over yet! Now I need more surgery on my knee/leg and I have to have all my teeth replaced! We have had to pay for ALL of it, she has never called to see how I am and neither has St. Lukes Hospital! They have all stood up for her, telling me that they do not care what a surgeon in their hospital does to you! Please read my review continued below!
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Sherri Jefferson – Feb 05, 2020
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She did not follow Bunion Surgery procedure. She never cut and released the tendon, therefore the toe went right back to where it was before the surgery. I had a serious infection, M.R.S.A. She was in total denial saying that I had no infection and would not give anti-biotics, only pain killers. The wound dehised- opened wide 3 -1/2" x 1- 1/2"x 1/2" deep. She wouldn't send me to another Dr. Just talked about Amputation. I went thru 3 Surgeries in Utah to fuse bones together and save my foot.
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KETCHUM, ID – Dec 22, 2018
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Alison is the bomb. She did a total knee replacement on me in September 2016. The knee has exceeded my expectations. Thank you Alison!
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Tamra in Twin Falls, ID – Nov 04, 2016
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I experienced a significant Tibial Plateau Fracture of the left knee on New Years day just before lunch. Due to the fact I had not eaten that day and had a quiet NYE the night before I was in surgery at 4 pm that day. Dr Kinsler fully explained the extent of my injury and what was required to fix it. I am not local so my continued care is not with her so my new doctor handling my case stated that Dr Kinsler did a great job of the two plates and fourteen screws that had to be put in my leg.
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Jim H. in San Diego, CA – Mar 10, 2016
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Excellent patient experience. Great office staff. Dr. Kinsler was courteous and professional in her diagnosis and care plan. On the day of surgery she was thoughtful and professional. I'm up and walking without crutches in 24 hours!
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Brent Jussel in Twin Falls, ID – Feb 28, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Kinsler earned her bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her orthopedic...Read more


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications


Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School


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St. Luke's Clinic - Sun Valley Sports Medicine

St. Luke's Clinic - Sun Valley Sports Medicine100 Hospital Dr Ste 205 Ketchum, ID 83340

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St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center

Ketchum, ID

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average