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Dr. Evan Ekman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Ekman

Dr. Evan Ekman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boone, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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3.6

Based on 33 reviews

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Dr. Eckman preformed a shoulder surgery for a simple SLAP repair. Over a year later, I am now scheduling a second surgery due to a wrong surgical approach... one that is much more invasive than the first. I lost a college athletics career due to this mistake and am now hoping for normal function at most. Bedside manner is average, however, Dr. Eckman was not humble enough to refer me to a shoulder specialist when it was needed.
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Dr. Ekman operated on my triple-fractured shoulder in 2012. I only took one pain killer after surgery. He was the 3rd orthopaedic surgeon I saw. The other two didn't believe my MRI which indicated a torn rotator cuff along with the fractures. One had me to have a nerve conduction test because he couldn't understand why I had such weakness in my arm because he didn't believe that I had a torn rotator cuff. Dr. Ekman knew and explained my injuries and I now have full range of motion.
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Dr. Ekman does not listen. Felt unheard and rushed. His office staff are awesome, friendly and 100% on it, but the medical care felt perfunctory. Never going back.
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Dr Ekman at Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Boone NC is very thorough. He's got an encouraging attitude. He treats me, an accident prone working mom, and my 17-yr-old, a dancer, like knowledgeable partners in our healthcare. All the nurses and staffers at the office are also really helpful and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Ekman and his staff are simply AMAZING! They are also so nice and are so caring about me and my situation every time I come in!
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Biography

Dr. Evan Ekman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boone, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Wake Forest U Bapt Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
Wake Forest U Bapt Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Kentucky
Medical School
1991

Awards

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(828) 386-2663

Dr. Ekman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Network S
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Wells Fargo Insurance

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ekman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ekman treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Ekman treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Elbow Sprain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ekman treats Elbow Sprain more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Ekman treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ekman treats Knee Disorders more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Ekman treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Ekman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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