Dr. David Clymer, MD

Dr. David Clymer, MD

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Dr. David Clymer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Overland Park, KS. He has been practicing for 37 years. Read his story

APEX Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

10777 Nall Ave Ste 300

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Knee Disorders
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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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • 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 Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Belton Regional Medical Center

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Dr. Clymer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clymer to family and friends
3.5
based on 25 total reviews (6 with comments)
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)
in Lee's Summit, MO |
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 down and the tread wear on the bottom wears symmetrically from my left heal to the right heal. I walk without a limp! The length of my left leg and rotation of my foot is exactly the same as before!
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Peoria Heights, IL |
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.
Thank you for your review!
in Overland Park, KS |
Wonderfully professional and bedside manner is exceptional!
Thank you for your review!
in Blue Springs, MO |
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 the best options moving forward. I am SO glad I found him! I recommend him wholeheartedly, and will continue to see him into the future. His entire team is caring and wonderful.
Thank you for your kind words!
Overland Park, KS |
Very informed. Willing to listen. Offered suggestions for a solution for my condition.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!
in Kansas City, MO |
Had a broken & displaced 5th metatarsal; was referred to Dr. Clymer. He presented 2 options-walking cast/crutches for healing on its own or surgery for an quick fix (pins/screws). Not eager for surgery & discussed the +/- of both, which he explained well so I could make an informed decision. Pleased w/his approach (& bedside manner) of presenting multiple options while giving his professional opinion which tended towards conservative treatment. No surgery & healing on track!!! Definite recommend
Thank you!
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Dr. Clymer accepts 45 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
    National Advantage
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Care HMO
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Comp Choice
    Comp Results
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
    Compassionate Care Network (CCN) PPO
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
    Advantra HMO
    Advantra PPO
    Coventry Health Care HMO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
  • Family Health Partners
    Family Health Partners HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network PPO
    Select PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
    HMCC PHO
  • Health Exchange
    Health Exchange PPO
  • Healthcare USA
    Healthcare USA HMO
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
    Gold Plus Choice PPO
    Gold Plus HMO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Missouri Care
  • Molina Healthcare
    MHNet - Behavioral Health
    Molina HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
    Preferred Health Professionals PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare
    Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • RockPort Health Care
    CCO/Rockport
  • Savility
    Savility POS
  • Today's Options
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Value Options
    Behavioral Health
  • Viant
    Viant PPO
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Clymer has admitting privileges

Belton Regional Medical Center
17065 South 71 Highway
Belton, MO 64012
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Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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Saint Joseph Medical Center
1000 Carondelet Dr
Kansas City, MO 64114
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