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Dr. Brent Wiersema, DO

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Wiersema

Great Lakes Orthopedic Center

4045 W Royal Dr Traverse City, MI 49684

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Dr. Brent Wiersema, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Traverse City, MI and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Wiersema accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
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Priority Health
Priority PPO
Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Wiersema's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wiersema treats Hip Fracture more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Wiersema treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wiersema treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Wiersema treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
Bursitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wiersema treats Bursitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Wiersema treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

Dr. Wiersema's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Infections
  • 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
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • 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 Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Wiersema's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wiersema

4.1

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Brent Wiersema, DO
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A fall caused a twisted fracture in right leg, Dr. W. Put rod from knee to hip & after rehab for 90 days, am able to walk pain free! Both knee & hip were replacements from 14. Yrs. & almost 2 yrs...he did a fantastic job! Am most grateful! ?? MRB, Kingsley, Mi
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he did both my hip replacements & also knee arthroscopy ; all 100% excellent outcomes I'm still active & work out 3X/week , but now I swim laps at YMCA instead of running or treadmill for cardio Dr. Brent is right ; best way to minimize osteoarthritis (which I've go lots of it) is by " maintaining-strength-across-the-joint" over full-range-of-motion ; I do that with CYBEX , 3X/week too at YMCA
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Dr wiersema done a wonderful job on reconstruction of my ankle,wich will make it possible for me to walk on it again,he's the reason i still have a foot,very professional and a pleasant person
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Dr. Wiersema was key to me walking again. I had a major bike accident where I shattered my pelvis, broke my collar bone, had 4 broken ribs & a brain bleed, I was a challenge for any experienced doctor. After several months of rehab (land therapy & pool therapy) and nearly 100 PT sessions, I am walking again and soon my goal is to bike ride again. It would not be happening without Dr. Wiersma's expertise.
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Biography

Dr. Brent Wiersema, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Traverse City, MI and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Henry Ford Medical Center-Warren
Residency Hospital
2000
Henry Ford Medical Center-Warren
Internship Hospital
1999
Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1995
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
2000
1999
1995

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)