Dr. Jocelyn Idema, DO

Dr. Jocelyn Idema, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. Jocelyn Idema, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 7 years. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read her story

363 Vanadium Rd Ste 103

Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Contact Information

(724) 225-8657

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Idema's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Idema "Jocelyn R. Idema, DO is a fellowship-trained, board-certified, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon in the greater South Hills of South of Pittsburgh and Washington, Pennsylvania. She brings an expert dimension to the growing demand for minimally invasive spine surgery and motion preservation techniques while maintaining the highest quality and standards of care related to both surgical and non-surgical spine interventions. Dr. Idema believes in a team approach coupled with consistent, individualized care for her patients. She encourages her patients to be well informed by actively engaging with her patients to formulate a plan together through evidence-based medicine, cutting edge, motion preservation, and minimally invasive techniques. She has been highlighted in national magazines, television, radio, and internet websites regarding spine care and is also a highly sought-after contributor and lecturer on spine care. Youtube - "World Class Spine Surgery""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Idema ""I believe in a team-approach with all options presented and we find the best treatment plan together for the best possible outcomes.""

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

68  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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45  Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • Gettysburg College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Nursing
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Oklahoma State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Spine Institute of Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Idema's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Idema to family and friends
38 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Idema'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
Dr. Idema Says:
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Thank you so very much for your feedback and I value your opinion.  Your reviews help to improve your spine care experience and are much appreciated!

Please feel free to reach out to me with any additional information you may need.

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Patient Comments (11)

I saw her in Jan 2018 for pain in my Rt quadriceps. She scheduled me for a hip injection under fluoro. She told me I would need both of my hips replaced. She totally missed my diagnosis, had she followed my health. I am scheduled for a laminectomy and foramenotomy in begging of Aug. She would...more
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Absolutely remarkable surgeon and person. I would highly recommend Dr. Idema. I had choices for a surgeon who was closer to my home, but I am so thankful for making the trip to her. My surgery was a revision surgery and this was a completely different experience than my first. All I can say is...more
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Dr. Idema is an excellent doctor, very professional, sincere, knowledgable, and very thorough. Her staff is polite. I am very thankful to her and the care that she provided to me. I would highly recommend her.
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Professional, approachable, and knowledgable are just a few words that describe Dr. Idema. She has helped me through some very difficult and seemingly hopeless experiences that I encountered elsewhere. I trust her judgement and is an expert in spine surgery.
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Well, I read all the reviews and was looking forward to my appointment. She spent about a total of 4 minutes with me, looked at an MRI taken a year ago (even though we tried to tell her there are many more problems and new issues, given my 30 second allowed time to talk.) and she said she was...more
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