Dr. Eric Carkner, MD

Dr. Eric Carkner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Eric Carkner, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

830 Boylston St Ste 211

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Contact Information

(617) 566-4277

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
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17  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Umass Memorial Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carkner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carkner's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carkner to family and friends
19 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Carkner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

In 2010 I had a 2 level spinal fusion (L4-L5, L5-S1) & was nervous it. However after years of Laminectomy’s & Lumbar Discectomy’s, still being in pain, and thorough pro’s & con’s analysis of all options by Dr Carkner I took the leap. One of the best decisions I have ever made. Full recovery & even...more
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Unprofessional, unwilling to answer questions or give reasons/diagnosis for my back and leg pain. Spent no more than 10-15 minutes to explain how he would treat problem, just saying he would “open up some space between two joints and put some screws and rods in.” Told me to put my paper and pen...more
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It has been one year since my l1-l2 spinal fusion. I cannot believe how I good my back feels. I thought I was done with any physical labor but I am putting an addition on my house this summer. I think Dr. Carkner is a "ROCKSTAR" and I told him so. I traveled from RI to Boston and I am glad I did....more
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Eric Carkner. Beyond his superior skill as a top-shelf orthopedic surgeon, he is a kind, compassionate listener who takes him time explaining procedures, addresses patient concerns and has strong follow through. I can't recommend him enough.
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