Dr. Carl Wierks, MD

Dr. Carl Wierks, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
(32)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Carl Wierks, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.Read his story

1000 E Paris Ave SE Ste 215

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact Information

(616) 949-8945

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • 26 More

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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more than 76% of peers
Joint Pain
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more than 60% of peers
Knee Disorders
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more than 58% of peers

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Dr. Wierks' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wierks "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"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wierks "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. 

www.wmortho.net"

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Wierks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wierks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wierks to family and friends
4.0
based on 32 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Wierks' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Grand Rapids, MI |
I would highly recommend Dr. Wierks. My labral tear surgery was very successful and I am able to resume all of the activities that I love to do. I went from constant pain (I couldn't even sit for an hour) to not even thinking about my hip!
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Detroit, MI |
What was suppose to be one surgery turned into six. Thanks for crippling debt, a surgery you afterwards admitted was never initially necessary and severe surgical complications. Dr Wierks is only here for the money. He cares little for his patients well-being.
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Grand Rapids, MI |
Almost lost my life due to this doctor. 1 Star is too many.
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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.
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wierks accepts 35 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • 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
    Medicaid
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HAP Insurance
    Preferred PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Messa
    Messa - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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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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