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.
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.
Dr. Clymer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Clymer's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Ligament Rupture
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
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
Broken Shoulder Blade
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Distal Radius Fracture
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Fractured Lower Leg
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hip Flexor Strain
Hip Labral Tear
Hip Muscle Strain
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Socket Injuries
Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Ligament Injuries
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)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Male Pelvic Pain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
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 Spine
Osteoarthritis of Toe
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pediatric Ankle Fractures
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sports Injuries of the Knee
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Upper Extremity Fracture
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Ankle Fracture Repair
Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spine Fracture Treatment
Total Hip Replacement
Total Joint Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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