Dr. Bernard Hearon, MD

Dr. Bernard Hearon, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Bernard Hearon, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Wichita, KS and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

2778 N Webb Rd

Wichita, KS 67226

Contact Information

(316) 631-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 4 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Hearon

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hearon performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Hearon's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Hearon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hearon "Dr. Hearon's 35-year career as a physician and surgeon has been devoted to defining and solving musculoskeletal problems. He designed and conducted research to measure human response to impact acceleration conditions. His work helped to improve the screening and safety of the volunteer test subjects who participated in these studies. The test results were used to modify pilot restraint systems in order to decrease the possibility of musculoskeletal injury during crash situations. Dr. Hearon's orthopaedic training took place in San Antonio, Texas, where he was mentored by world-renowned shoulder specialist Charles Rockwood, Jr., M.D. and internationally recognized hand specialists David Green, M.D. and James Dobyns, M.D. As a fellow in upper extremity orthopaedics in Houston, Texas, Dr. Hearon was mentored by the highly respected surgeons of the Fondren Orthopaedic Group, including shoulder specialist Gary Gartsman, M.D. and hand specialists James Bennett, M.D., Craig Crouch, M.D. and Thomas Mehlhoff, M.D. Dr. Hearon attributes his orthopaedic expertise, in large part, to the training he has received from these and many other outstanding orthopaedic surgeons. Throughout his career, Dr. Hearon has himself been a mentor to many health care professionals including athletic trainers, physical therapists, physician assistants, medical students, family practice and orthopaedic surgery residents. He has held adjunct faculty teaching positions at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. He presently holds clinical teaching appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. At present, Dr. Hearon encounters over 3000 patients per year in his full-time, private practice with Advanced Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. Since 1994, Dr. Hearon has completed over 8000 upper extremity surgical cases. His reputation as a meticulous surgeon, a perfectionist in the operating room is well deserved and has led to his appointment as Quality Assurance Committee Chairman for the Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center."
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hearon "Dr. Hearon is committed to delivering the best possible orthopaedic care to his patients using nonoperative methods and the latest proven surgical techniques. As a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), his practice philosophy is consistent with the Principles of Medical Ethics and Professionalism advocated by the AAOS. The tenets of his practice philosophy are as follows: (1) Provide individualized, patient-centered care. (2) Educate and empower patients. Patients and family members are educated regarding diagnosis and treatment options. (3) Conservative treatment first. Elective surgical treatment for non-emergent orthopaedic problems is always the option of last resort. (4) Establish realistic expectations. Patients should thoroughly understand the expected results of treatment. (5) Optimize care delivery. Care is delivered in a compassionate manner, respecting the patient and patient privacy at all times."
Read Less

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

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

46  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain
Read Less

31  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kansas.

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 Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Keesler Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Baylor College Of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Rutgers Med Sch/UMDNJ
    Other Education | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Board Certified in General Orthopaedic Surgery by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc.,
  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc.,
  • Board Certified with Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc.,
Media & Publications

Dr. Hearon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Hearon does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Hearon and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Hearon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hearon to family and friends
16 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hearon'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 (7)

Dr Hearon performed surgery on my left shoulder after a significant tear which required 4 screws. The entire team was excellent in listening to my issues and helping with pain management along with doing everything possible to get me healed. I'm very stubborn and wanted to get back to work but they...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Dr. Hearon was very pleasant to work with but at the same time he was very frank about the extent of my shoulder problem. He also made it very clear that we were in this process together. His job was to repair my shoulder and mine job was to follow through with the physical therapy to ensure the...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Dr. and his staff very professional and on time. Office staff (Andrea) very friendly and easy to work with.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option1thumbs down icon option0
Flag this

Thank you Brent! We appreciate the feedback

Flag this
Even though it was work company, the staff were very friendly and seemed genuinely concerned with my well being! Andrea has always been courteous and professional with me as well as other patients when I have been around.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option1
Flag this

Thank you! We appreciate the feedback.

Flag this
i have dislocated and fractured both shoulders. i weight 290lbs. Dr. hearon says my weight is to great, and a to much of a risk with anistesia. in 2015 i weighted 398lbs, i had surgry just in august of 2016. his reason for myself being so over weight "ORBID (SEVERE) OBESITY DUE TO EXCESS CALORIES"...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option5
Flag this

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery