Dr. Brian Chalkin, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
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Age 46
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Dr. Brian Chalkin, MD
Dr. Brian Chalkin, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Tulsa, OK. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Chalkin is affiliated with Bristow Medical Center, St. John Medical Center and Hillcrest Medical Center.

1809 E 13th St

Tulsa, OK 74104

Contact Information

(918) 582-6800

Dr. Brian Chalkin, MD

Dr. Brian Chalkin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chalkin "As an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery I'm focused on getting my patients back to a mobile pain free lifestyle. While I have a busy practice I'm dedicated to giving each patient individualized and compassionate care."


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

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

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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.


  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Penisula General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Oklahoma State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Curtis National Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Chalkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chalkin to family and friends
based on 95 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Chalkin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
Dr. Chalkin is an outstanding doctor. He did surgery on my son's hand and is treating me for my shoulder and hand. He has an awesome bedside manner. He is very thorough and explains everything in detail. I wouldn't let any hand surgeon touch me. Dr. Chalkin is my guy! .....Jennifer S.H.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr. Chalkin utilizes concurrent documentation while the patient is in the room, thus maintaining ethical standards of patient records. My only reservation was how rushed everyone appeared (it was the end of the day), and how quickly information was given to me the patient. I would have felt a little more comfortable had I felt I had the time to ask all the questions I needed to. Overall, Dr. Chalkin was very pleasant and professional, I would recommend him to anyone.
in Tulsa, OK |
Doctor Chalkin is good. He knows his stuff & does good work. However, he and the other doctors he works with try to cram way too many patients as into his day. He doesn't even try to listen to any of your concerns. This is obviously that they are way more concerned about money than the wellbeing of their patients. I'm not going to get into how ridiculous the staff is. In short, if you don't mind extremely long wait times and being treated like cattle, then go see Dr. Brian Chalkin.
in Tulsa, OK |
Dr. Chalkin is the only doctor I would recommend for hand or shoulder surgery to my friends and family. He is so considerate to his patients and well known for his expertise. Great results!!
Owasso, OK |
I have more than 500 characters. He is flat up amazing! Getting in isn't easy, but he saved me. I was a swimmer who tore my labrum. He insisted to wait on surgery, do PT first where most doctors will just put you under the knife immediately. We took several MRI's. I am a tough patient due to flexible joints so the regular MRI didn't see much of a tear. The one with dye did. He was very conservative. He also has incredible respect for his patients. Swimmers need to go to him!
in Tulsa, OK |
Avoid!! Chalkin was supposed to do a TOTAL shoulder replacement. He ignored damage to the glenoid (socket) and only replaced the ball joint. He put in TOO LARGE of a ball joint that rubbed on & destroyed the inside of my shoulder especially the glenoid. And because Chalkin used an obsolete model (even for the time period) we cannot put in a smaller ball joint (without doing a more difficult surgery involving removing the stem) because there are no replaceable parts for this model.
in Broken Arrow OK |
Dr. Chalkin is absolutely amazing, this doctor stayed after hours for us to come see him from a Broken Arrow emergency room!!!! Got him scheduled for surgery and repaired his tendons that could have other wise limited his range of motion forever. Having an efficient doc is one thing but getting the full package with great bedside manner and true compassion won this family over. Thank you Dr. Chalkin.
in Kansas, OK |
Dr. Chalkin is amazing Dr. He has helped my daughter so much. When she had surgery he has manners and he listens to you and take time for you. I give him 5 stars all the way.
in tulsa, ok |
He did carpal tunnel surgery and Clavicle surgery and did a great job on both.
in Tulsa, OK |
I am truly thankful that I landed in Dr. Chalkins care. He and his nurse are exactly what I would order in a time of needing surgery ( which to me feels like crisis ). From my experience, he is an outstanding surgeon. I had shoulder surgery, after carrying mail for 26 yrs. Post surgery has been unbelievable. I have had minimal pain, and feel pretty great! I highly rexcomend Dr. Chalkin! Plus, he is a really nice guy!
in Tulsa, OK |
I saw Dr. Chalkin multiple times over a period of a year or two. He misdiagnosed me and almost performed surgery. He left me waiting for 1-2 hours before each appointment and when I asked him where he had been (I got the first appointment of the morning) he said he was "eating breakfast." Rude and ignorant.
in Tulsa, OK |
I presented after being seen at urgent care facility with a broken finger. Due to the severity of the break I was referred immediatly to an orthopedic hospital in Jenks. It was at the urgency the attending physician that her primary concern was that I could lose my finger to lack of blood flow in which the tissue dies. I was then referred to Dr. Chaulkin. Upon appointing I was given a work in date which was understandable but confusing due to the urgency expressed by my previous care givers.
in Vinita, OK |
Professional and reputable.
Office staff is very polite. Lobby, bath and office area clean. Have been 3 times and waited around 30 min. Dr.has professional and pleasing bed side manner. The time he has to spend with you varies to the extreme. Satisfied 2 out of 3 times. Third time he was running late. Did not sit w me or do exam. Feel question and concerns were unheard. A wasted trip. Both times scripts were ordered they were not called to pharmacy. Will return 1 more time.
Jenks,OK |
Plan to wait for every appointment. They overbook all the time!! I had to wait over an hour each time I have been to an appointment with the exception of my 7am appointment.
Tulsa, OK |
Operation was unsuccessful because it was done improperly, my condition was only relieved for a short period of time. I had to wait often 6 weeks for a follow up to see what else could be done to help me. I did go to a doctor who took the proper amount of time to operate and help my condition. No, I would not refer this doctor to anyone.
in Tulsa, OK |
Great chair side manner. Dr. Chalkin and the staff made me feel at home and every need I had was met. Everyone was nice eager to help. That's for an awesome experience !!!!
in Tulsa, OK |
He fixed my trigger thumb 2 yrs ago and it still works well. I have pain from time to time mostly when I overdo but I can move it now. Before I was having pain all the way to my shoulder and thought I had carpal tunnel went to 2 different drs one a hand specialist and they told me it wasn't carpal tunnel probably my neck. My pcp sent me to Dr Chalkin and just listening to my symptoms he diagnosed me. He did an injection first that helped for several months.
Broken Arrow, Ok |
He'and his staff are efficient, kind, and honest. Within 5 minutes after x-rays and speaking with me, Dr Chalkin explained to me the problem with my wrist. He then treated my wrist. His office called later that day to see how I was doing. It appears simple, but no one else had been able to figure out what was wrong. Thank you! Dr Chalkin and staff.
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Dr. Chalkin accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
    Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chalkin has admitting privileges

Bristow Medical Center
700 W 7th Ave
Bristow, OK 74010
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Hillcrest Medical Center
1120 S Utica Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104
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St. John Medical Center
1923 S Utica Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104
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