Dr. Joanne Halbrecht is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in the conservative and operative treatment of sports injuries and is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the US with experience and expertise in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. Dr. Halbrecht has been recognized for her skill in arthroscopic surgery. As a result, she has served many times as an invited instructor for knee and shoulder arthroscopy at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago to orthopedic surgeons from all over the world. She has several publications in orthopedic journals and has been a team physician for football and hockey. She has utilized her degree in engineering while serving as a consultant for orthopedic product design and development.
Patient assessment includes a detailed history and physical examination. X-rays are performed in house, if necessary. The patient's problem is explained in detail with the aid of anatomical models (e.g. knee or shoulder). Conservative treatment is always discussed first. This may include medication, physical therapy or the use of alternative medicine practitioners, whichever is best suited for the patient and their problem. Ultimately, the treatment decision is made by the patient after all options are discussed. If conservative treatment does not result in resolution of symptoms, surgical treatment is considered.
Dr. Halbrecht'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 malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Halbrecht's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
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.
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Calf Muscle Strain
Distal Radius Fracture
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Osteoarthritis of Elbow
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Articular Cartilage Repair
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from 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.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
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.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
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.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
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.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
New York Medical College
Medical School | Graduated 1990
Jacobi Medical center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
Montifore Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Cor Et Manus-New York Medical College Award of Distinction, 1990
Parents' Council Award-New York Medical College, 1990
Media & Publications
Referring to Sports Medicine Specialists is a Win-Win, May/Jun 06
Eyes on Coding and Billing. Every Doctor Should Know What's Going on in the Front Office., Mar/Apr 06
Frozen Shoulder, Jan 27, 98
Plantar Fasciitis, Jan 6, 97
Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis in the Athlete, 1996
The Doctor is in: Tennis Elbow, Mar/Apr 08
Collateral Ligament Strain After Total Knee Arthroplasty, Oct 1998
The Effects of Cyclic Loading on Tendon Strains, March 1996
Arthroscopic Removal of Loose Bodies in Elbows, 1996
Office Diagnosis of TFCC Tears Using the Press Test ., 1995, 1993
Health News: SLAP Lesions, Nov/Dec 07
Orthopedic Surgeon Bones Up on Nutrition, Nov/Dec 06
Fluoroscopic Assist in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, 1993
Metal-Backed Component Failure and Metallic Synovitis in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report, 1989
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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