Dr. David Clymer, MD

Dr. David Clymer, MD

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Dr. David Clymer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

APEX Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

10777 Nall Ave Ste 300

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • Comp Choice
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Clymer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Clymer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clymer "Dr. Clymer is a self-described "conservative surgeon" who emphasizes non-surgical care whenever possible and stresses thorough patient education and fully informed patient involvement in all treatment decisions. His special interests include total joint arthroplasty, spine, sports medicine and general orthopaedics, including upper and lower extremity problems. He is equally comfortable with pediatric and adult patients. He has been selected as one of the top doctors in Kansas City by his peers in three of the past four years Outside the office, Dr. Clymer is a fitness and exercise enthusiast who particularly enjoys snow skiing and water skiing as well as other outdoor activities. He enjoys spending family time with Melanie, his wife of over 35 years, his grown and married children and his new grandson. He enjoys casual travel especially to Colorado, the Lake or to New York to visit his son and daughter in law. Dr. Clymer and his wife remain quite active in their church and look to their faith as the central pillar in their lives together."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clymer "Professionally, Dr Clymer is a self-described "conservative surgeon" who emphasizes non-surgical care whenever possible and stresses thorough patient education and fully informed patient involvement in all treatment decisions."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

196  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Kansas University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clymer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clymer's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clymer to family and friends
25 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Clymer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

October 25, 2003 he saved my left leg. The middle 8 inches of my Tibia was completely shattered along with a compound fracture of my Fibia. He smartly waited 4 days or so to make sure I had no infections BEFORE inserting a Titanium Rod. To this day I can take my shoes off and flip them upside...more
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Dr Clymer did a operation on my lower back to alleviate leg pain caused by a herniated disk. It worked like a charm. Minimal down time after surgery and immediate relief. Would highly recommend.
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Wonderfully professional and bedside manner is exceptional!
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Dr. Clymer is wonderful to work with. He did the surgery to clean up my torn right meniscus; and we follow up every so often with aspiration and cortisone to keep the knee in good working order. He is conservative on jumping into surgery (perfect), and practical, thoughtful and straightforward on...more
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Very informed. Willing to listen. Offered suggestions for a solution for my condition.
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