Dr. Carl Wierks, MD

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Age 39
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Dr. Carl Wierks, MD
Dr. Wierks specializes in the treatment of hip, knee and shoulder pain in active people. His interest in hip preservation techniques, including hip arthroscopy, has set him apart as a "destination" provider in western Michigan. Dr. Wierks is a physician to the U.S. Snowboard teams, and is an avid snowboarder himself. He has also provided sideline coverage to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team and local high school and college sports teams. www.wmortho.net

1000 E Paris Ave SE Ste 215

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact Information

(616) 949-8945

Dr. Carl Wierks, MD

Dr. Carl Wierks, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 21 More

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Care Philosophy

My goal is to get patients back to doing what they love most, so they can "enjoy every movement". I love it when patients are involved in their own health care decisions and recovery. 

It can be difficult to navigate the complex healthcare environment as a patient. I believe it is important for patients to be aware of the specialty, and subspecialty, interests and abilities of their treating physician, so they receive the highest quality of care possible. 


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Dr. Wierks' Experience

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


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • Wheaton College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Johns Hopkims
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Wierks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wierks to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Wierks' 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 (5)
in Ada, MI |
Dr. Wierks got me into surgery within 2 weeks of seeing him and onto my recovery so I could be back 2 months earlier than what I was expecting. I can not thank him enough!! You can tell he truly cares about his patients and their goals.
Dallas, TX |
Dr. Wierks was very arrogant and rude towards me. He ignored my concerns and questions concerning the procedure that I needed to have. Pretty much I was told that if I was a smoker (which I am not), he refuses to perform surgery on me. When I had mentioned pain and the lack of mobility, nothing was prescribed except physical therapy...which I had told him I had been doing and it doesn't help. Due to his lack of compassion and his arrogance and rudeness, I am going else where.
in Michigan |
Dr. Wierks gave me my pain free life back! I am forever grateful. His staff was above and beyond kind and caring.
in Zeeland, MI |
I would not recommend Dr Weirks. He recommended surgery for a labral tear in my left hip. I was, at the time, able to run up to 6 miles before I would feel pain in my hip. PT seemed to go well developed to where I should have been able to start running again but ended up in severe pain. Long story short less than a year after surgery I was told I have severe arthritis in that hip. Now I can't walk without limping from the pain. Disappointed doesn't come close to how I feel.
in Portage, MI |
Professional and informative. It was easy to been seen in his office and the options were discussed with careful planning. The surgery was quick and recovery has been right in line with what was discussed. My post op pain was minimal and I look forward to being back to normal soon.
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Dr. Wierks accepts 35 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network
    Group Employees PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
    Preferred PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Messa
    Messa - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Wierks has admitting privileges

Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital
1840 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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