Dr. John Walker, MD

Dr. John Walker, MD

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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  |  
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41 y/o
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Dr. John Walker, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic

10701 Nall Ave Ste 200

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners

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Top Care Areas

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Hand Fracture
very high
more than 92% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Walker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Walker "I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in August of 2008. I have always been attracted to orthopedics and upper extremity problems in particular. There's something satisfying about the approach of taking someone who's active, has an injury and can't do their activities, and then helping get them back to their activities. I have a special interest in upper extremity conditions. Prior to joining our office, I completed my hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis, Indiana and am an active member inAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) as well as the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). I am Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery with additional specialty certification for Hand Surgery. I completed my undergraduate degree at Pittsburg State University where I also played baseball. I completed my medical degree and orthopaedic surgery residency program at Washington University in St. Louis. One of the most enjoyable things about my practice is seeing someone happy with their results and being able to resume their life activities. To see somebody smile and go back to everything that they want to do is kind of the ultimate satisfaction. On a personal note, I enjoy baseball, gardening and the great outdoors."

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Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lupus
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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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

  • pittsburg state university
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Ganga Microsurgery Institute
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Hand Surgery Associates Of Indiana
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walker to family and friends
4.7
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Walker'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 (1)

in Overland Park, KS
I have seen and been treated by a lot of surgeons in my time and this guy was absolutely the worst of the bunch. Rarely on time, no bedside manner at all, no follow up after procedures at his office or after surgery, wasn't interested in listening to how the injury happened, or how things had...more
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