Dr. Anthony Buoncristiani, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
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Age 49
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Dr. Anthony Buoncristiani, MD
Dr. Tony is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine and served five years of active duty in the United States Navy as a flight surgeon. He is the recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal and the prestigious Air Medal for participating in a humanitarian evacuation operation in Eritrea/Ethiopia. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington, and his sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. Christopher Harner. During his fellowship, Dr. Tony was the assistant team physician for the Division I Pittsburgh Panthers football team and the Pittsburgh Penguins professional hockey team.

100 Hospital Drive

Ketchum, ID 83340

Contact Information

(208) 622-3312

Dr. Anthony Buoncristiani, MD

Dr. Anthony Buoncristiani, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • PacificSource
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Each patient is unique, so our goal is to recruit you as a partner in your own care. Your enthusiastic participation in your treatment plan is a critical part of your recovery. Open communication, personal attention and shared decision-making provide the foundation for our relationship.
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Dr. Buoncristiani's Experience

Dr. Buoncristiani's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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.


  • University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Us Navy Flight Surg Sch
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Buoncristiani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buoncristiani to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Buoncristiani's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Ketchum, ID |
After two shoulder surgeries due to hockey injuries, I can fully recommend Dr. Tony. Not only did he get me back on the ice, but also allowed me to rock climb and mountain bike pain free!
in Ketchum, ID |
Doctor Buoncristiani has performed two different knee surgeries on me, along with a bicep tendon rupture surgery. Not only did he do an outstanding job with all three surgeries, but his pre and post care was absolutely fantastic. He gave me a very clear understanding of my injuries and the surgical process he would use to repair the areas and what i needed to do coming out of them. He also has an very professional and friendly office staff - first class surgeon all the way around!
in Sun Valley ID |
Dr Tony's conservative approach to treating damaged joints is most welcomed. He is excellent at providing accurate diagnoses without expensive tests and will suggest focused physical therapy before taking next steps. After a reasonable amount of time with a PT professional, an MRI was ordered that confirmed that shoulder surgery was necessary. I was pain-free 32 hours after the arthroscopic procedures and am well on my way to completing the 5+ months required for shoulder rehab.
in Hailey, ID |
He was brisk and made me cry. I kept wishing that he was/ eoukd listen to me. Not my cup of tea. M
in Hailey, ID |
Dr. Tony is an true asset to our community! He is MORE committed to his practice and his patients than ANYONE I have ever met! I have never seen a time when Tony has turned down an opportunity to help me or give "the right advice". He constantly takes/does follow up on his clients for updates. Tony repaired a full tear of my knee after many years of not having full use, and the next year I skied 80+ days on it! He also repaired my bicep, which is now stronger than the other! Tony is an A++
in Gooding, ID |
He is very good with the patients and treats you like his own family. He checks up on you ever day to see how you are doing. He follow up on therapy and changes if he needs too.
in Ketchum, ID |
Great office people. Very straight forward which I like. No sugar coating is what injuries need.
in Ketchum, ID |
Dr Buoncristiani is straight to the point.and knowledgeable. Exactly what I needed with my shoulder. I highly recommend him!
Twin Falls, ID |
Ya his bed side manner may not be the best with some people from what I have heard, but he was excellent with myself, my husband and most importantly with my son. He fit us into is very busy schedule and yes we had to wait over an hour to be seen, but was worth the wait. He was very efficient and took a lot of time figuring out the best treatment for my son and his rare condition. I would recommend him to all.
in Challis, ID |
Dr. Anthony M Buoncristiani, is probably the worst Dr I have ever met with, his bed side manor is horrible he is very arrogant rude and inconsiderate. I would not recommend him to anyone. He is not professional he is not caring and he doesn't care about his patients. I would never step back into his office again.
in Ketchum, ID |
Completely professional with tremendous bedside manner.
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