Dr. Craig Beard, MD

Dr. Craig Beard, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 64

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Craig Beard, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Franklin, KY. Dr. Beard has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tristar Greenview Regional Hospital and T.J. Samson Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Beard to book an appointment.

Locations

Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates

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Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates405 S L Rogers Wells Blvd Glasgow, KY 42141
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Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates165 Natchez Trace Ave Bowling Green, KY 42103
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Beard is affiliated with Tristar Greenview Regional Hospital Bowling Green, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Beard has been my orthopedic doctor for 25 years. He has done meniscus repair surgery on my right knee. In 2014 he replaced both my knees. Everything went excellent and I see him every 2 years for a recheck. He explains everything in terms I can understand and never pushes me to make a decision. He gives me the facts, my options and then it’s my decision. He is kind and has a great personality. I trust him and highly recommend him.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Beard

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Beard treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Beard treats other conditions, please contact the office at (270) 586-0286.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Beard is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Replacement
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
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Dr. Beard's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Beard accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna POS
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Open Choice PPO
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY HMO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Blue Card PPO
Network C
Network P
Network S
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Network PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid of Kentucky
One Health
One Health POS
One Health PPO
Tricare
Prime
UnitedHealthCare
MAMSI Optimum Choice HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe that the patient and I engage in a partnership to solve and treat the patient's problem.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Kentucky
Residency Hospital
University Of Kentucky
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Craig Beard, MD?

Call (270) 288-6208 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Craig Beard, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Beard has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Craig Beard, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Craig Beard, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Beard's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Craig Beard, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Craig Beard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Beard frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Beard specializes.

Where is Dr. Craig Beard, MD's office located?

Dr. Beard's office is located at 1100 Brookhaven Rd, Franklin, KY 42134. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Beard is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tristar Greenview Regional Hospital

Bowling Green, KY

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

T.J. Samson Community Hospital

Glasgow, KY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

The Medical Center at Franklin

Franklin, KY

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

The Medical Center At Bowling Green

Bowling Green, KY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

The Medical Center At Scottsville

Scottsville, KY

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average