Dr. Christopher Chuinard, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Chuinard
Accepting new patients

Great Lakes Orthopedic Center

4045 W Royal Dr Traverse City, MI 49684

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(231) 935-0900

Dr. Christopher Chuinard, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Traverse City, MI and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chuinard has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with Munson Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chuinard to book an appointment.


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Dr. Chuinard accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chuinard treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Chuinard treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chuinard treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Chuinard treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chuinard performs Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Chuinard performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Chuinard's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle 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 Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Chuinard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chuinard

4.2

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
  • Office environment (8)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (5)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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Dr. Chuinard was very professional and helpful. He does use physician's assistants, but I appreciate that a professional that knows me can meet or answer questions at any time. He did a repair on my failed rotator cuff repair and also repaired my fractured humerus. He explained everything very well and I would recommend him to anyone with a shoulder issue.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jean Kirchner – Aug 28, 2020
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I was very disappointed in my visit today with Dr. CHUINARD in the Kalkaska Clinic. When my doctor referred me to their office it was for a cortisone injection for my tendonitis in my wrist when I called and scheduled the appointment I told them this exact thing tendonitis cortisone injection for my wrist when I got there today the doctor walks in the room the first thing he said to me was " wrists aren't really my specialty". I had tried ibuprofen which made my stomach sick and splinting for almost 3 months his suggestion was a milder form of ibuprofen and some topical gel to maybe calm it down and some physical therapy. His bedside manner was horrible. I will not recommend this office to anyone and I'm seeking treatment elsewhere.
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  • 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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Andrea H – Aug 07, 2019
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Dr Chuinard has done surgeries on myself and my relatives. He is very thorough, very professional and very compassionate. Will take great care of you. I have seen both sides of his surgeries... having been a patient and a recovery room nurse.. highly recommend him.
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Judy Seaver – Feb 19, 2019
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Terrible!. You get nurse practitioner. They misdiagnosed. Turned out my mother needed surgery, it was a cracked elbow and not a bruise . Nurse called out for the family of "a 80 year old woman. Then prescribed Oxycoton, herion, which had horrible side effects, called to get a change, no call back. Then the antibiotic had a bad effect, called to get advice, they did not call back. You get a recording impossible to get a live person. Avoid this DR and Great Lakes Ortho!
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Lisa D in Traverse City, MI – Jul 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Chuinard, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Traverse City, MI and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chuinard has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

1999
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Great Lakes Orthopedic Center

Great Lakes Orthopedic Center4045 W Royal Dr Traverse City, MI 49684
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Munson Medical Center

Traverse City, MI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)