Dr. Carl Talmo, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Talmo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Douglas A Patch MD PC

125 Parker Hill Ave Ste 580 Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

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(617) 754-5474

Dr. Carl Talmo, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Roxbury Crossing, MA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Talmo to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Talmo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talmo treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Talmo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talmo treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Talmo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talmo treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Talmo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Talmo's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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(617) 754-5474

Dr. Talmo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Talmo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Talmo

4.3

Based on 67 ratings

5 Stars
82.08955223880596%
(55)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
16.417910447761194%
(11)
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (55)
  • Staff friendliness (55)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (54)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (11)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (10)
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Stay away from this doctor. Had surgery and due to Covid he cancelled my first post op visit. Had it rescheduled in 8 weeks. The office then cancelled my second visit I called his office because I was having extreme pain and was told by his rude office staff that he got the messages. When I finally went over their heads and spoke to the doctor he told me that he hadn’t gotten any messages. I had a total hip replacement and find it odd that after surgery I had knee pain. After a Telehealth visit he told me to follow up in 1 year. That’s a joke! I would never go back to him again
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 19, 2021
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Dr. Talmo performed a revision of a 20 year old knee replacement that had become extremely painful & debilitating in recent months. I also have a old replacement in the other knee, both done elsewhere. I was overwhelmingly pleased with my pre-op discussion, review of X-rays, attention and care the day of surgery and my follow up. All my questions were answered clearly and directly. I am a seasoned trauma nurse ( 44 years in nursing) so I ask specifics with a critical eye and like direct answers and options. I had a plan to wait another 2 months and he was direct in that the damage was so severe at this time, waiting would only cause more damage. He was respective of my work schedule and my need to plan time away from work and we decided on a date that worked for both of us. I have since referred 3 people to his office and will continue to do so. Dr. Talmo's demeanor - " bedside manner" is friendly and caring. I cannot say enough good things.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynne Shaw – Nov 16, 2020
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Dr. Talmo performed a total hip replacement for me. Five weeks later I have almost complete mobility (and the last stiffnesses are rapidly improving), no pain, and with no restrictions on movement. I also very much appreciated the care taken by his office and New England Baptist Hospital, both as to the procedure, and for their diligence concerning COVID-19.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mitchel Ahern – Sep 08, 2020
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Dr. Talmo replaced my left knee in August, 2019 at NEBH. The process, from my initial visit to my one-year follow-up, has been exceptional. After the surgery I was out of the hospital in one day and received at-home nurse and PT visits arranged by Dr. Talmo’s office. I was walking independently in three weeks and playing golf in six weeks. Now, a year later, I never even think about the knee when doing tasks I could not do for the last five years. Friends recommended Dr. Talmo to me and I deeply appreciate their guidance.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul Jackson – Aug 22, 2020
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Dr.Talmo has replaced both my knees as well as hip. All went extremely well. Although recovery time varied was able to return to highly satifactory functioning level without assistance within 2-3 months.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah – Aug 15, 2020
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I had a total hip replacement on 6/24/20. Six weeks later I am almost back to most activities and friends are amazed at my recovery when they see me. I have no doubt that I am doing so well because of the expertise Dr Talmo brings. My experience with him, his staff and New England Baptist Hospital could not have been better. Dr Talmo even checked in on me after I was home. Dr Talmo gave me my life back and for that I have extreme gratitude. Definite 5 stars
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michele S – Aug 05, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr Talmo who gave me a knee replacement in my left leg on December 30. The recovery has been fast, especially considering that I am 73 years old. I was riding an indoor exercise bike after about three weeks, and had regained full flexibility (with effort) after about six weeks. Now at ten weeks, I am back on my outdoor bicycle, beginning with rides of about four miles. Dr Talmo's skill at minimizing trauma to the soft tissues while inserting the artificial joint surely has been a factor in my rapid healing.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 10, 2020
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Fabulous - had a TNR 3 years ago and highly recommend Dr. Talmo and NE Baptist. It was a wonderful experience from the Staff, Nurses, OR nurses and staff. I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Susan – Feb 14, 2020
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I had a total left knee replacement in December 2018. Thinking I had done my research and found a great doctor was short lived. The whole experience after the initial visit was a nightmare. Dr. Talmo had no communication with me after that initial visit. The pain was intense and never attended to at the hospital. After discharge I followed all the instructions that were given to me on paper, Today and everyday I regret my choice. My knee remains numb I can not kneel on it at all. It feels as if there is a wooden peg inside my knee holding the top and bottom together. I walk with a permanent limp and am in pain everyday. It is you choice who you decide to operate on you. I don't have it to do over again but would never ever recommend Dr. Talmo.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Vanessa E Ciesla – Jan 08, 2020
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Dr. Talmo performed my left knee TKA in 2011, and my right knee in 2019. My results have been exceptional. The care, concern and skill of Dr. Talmo and his staff is top flight. I highly recommend him and his team.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Andrew E Farrar – Dec 23, 2019
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Dr. Talmo replaced my right knee six years ago. I had a six year review today and was found to be in perfect shape. Dr. Talmo is an excellent surgeon who is very talented. Great doctor and a great guy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry – Oct 03, 2019
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No respect for patients time or condition or needs. Would not recommend him at all.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 27, 2019
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During my knee replacement surgery my foot was injured. Neither Dr Talmo or his assistant had any interest in my problem. They only care about knees and hips. If any problem pops up he doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about his patients, he is on to the next surgery
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Ileey in MA – Sep 01, 2019
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Worst appointment ever. Traveled 3.5 hrs for a 2nd opinion consult. Waited an hour to be seen. The PA spent 20 mins w/me, then told him important info. He spent 10 mins w/me. Dr. was very dismissive of symptoms. I tried to ask questions, but he cut me off and said "I really have to go." I saw him walk his patients out after each appt & shake hands. Not me, he just left and I had to find my own way out - maybe because I was not his patient? Saw many great reviews online; perhaps this was an off day for him?
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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major disappointment – Aug 13, 2019
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I had hip replacement surgery in Feb. I loved Dr. Talmo. He's a very kind and patient man. Most of all, he is an amazing surgeon. I'd recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 19, 2019
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Dr Talmo replaced one hip in 2016, the other in 2019. He is incredible! No range of motion restrictions, uses the most cutting-edge implants and modern techniques. His manner is kind and direct. He said"it is all brand new, do whatever you want for the next 50 years" In 2 months I forgot it ever happened! Went back to hiking and biking. It has been 3 weeks since my second hip, I can already walk without a cane or pain. Dr Talmo is a master surgeon, only God himself could be better!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Robert MacWright in Amherst, MA – Feb 27, 2019
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I am two days out from a right TKR with Dr. Talmo. I was able to go home day after surgery on crutches. Was bone on bone for 7 years and functioning reasonably well, and Dr. Talmo advised that I should wait a bit. Past year the pain and functioning got worse, and we agreed that it was time. He explained the process very well, stopped in for about 5 minutes to discuss the surgery, and stopped in on Saturday to check on me. Nurses, aides, PT and Ot all great. collsborative effort.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob pierce in Newton , MA – Aug 26, 2018
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Did both my hips and one knee (and eventually the other!). Excellent surgeon and a very kind and warm person. I have recommended him to three friends who have also found him the best of the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
9 people found this helpful
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baseball55 – Jul 06, 2018
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I had both hips replaced by Dr. Talmo. The whole process was designed to decrease infection and get the best results. The entire staff was very professional. Dr. Talmo is well-read and explains his decisions well.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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PL – May 21, 2018
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Dr Talmo did a total hip replacement on me . Absolutely thrilled with my surgery results. He is a brilliant surgeon and I highly recommend him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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KB – Jan 12, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Carl Talmo, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Roxbury Crossing, MA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Tufts Med Center
Residency Hospital
Tufts Med Center
Internship Hospital
2000
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Carl Talmo, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Carl Talmo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Talmo frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Talmo treats.

Where is Dr. Carl Talmo, MD's office located?

Dr. Talmo's office is located at 125 Parker Hill Ave Ste 580, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Douglas A Patch MD PC125 Parker Hill Ave Ste 580 Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
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Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Joseph Hospital

Nashua, NH

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average