Dr. Jocelyn Idema, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Female • Age 42
  
Dr. Idema
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More
Telehealth services available

Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center

480 Johnson Rd Ste 320 Washington, PA 15301

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Dr. Jocelyn Idema, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Washington, PA. Dr. Idema has more experience with Spine than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Heritage Valley Kennedy and Saint Clair Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Idema to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Idema

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Idema treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Idema treats other conditions, please contact the office at (412) 206-6770.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Idema typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spondylosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Dr. Idema's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Idema accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Southern Health PPO
Worker's Compensation / Focus Network PPO
Worker's Compensation / Focus Network WC
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Health Net
Tricare
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Community Blue PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Idema's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Idema

4.2

Based on 45 ratings

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I injured my lower back and she told me to lose weight. She also DISAGREED with what the radiologists found on my MRI and told me to get physical therapy. Well I found an actual spine specialist that told me I had EXACTLY what the original radiologist had diagnosed me with. He said it was an actual injury and that me losing weight wouldn’t correct it. That surgical intervention was needed. I’m now PAIN FREE after 10 years of suffering because I actually believed Dr. Idema. Everything she suggested was like putting ice on a burn. Thank you so much for all the years of excruciating pain. I hope you change careers.
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Very caring doctor that listens to what you have to say.
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Apr 19, 2019
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Dr. Idema was not concerned with figuring out my issue. I expressed to her that I had Spina Bifida Occulta , which she quickly dismissed as unimportant and proceeded to tell me I had a pilonidal cyst and set me up with a general surgeon. I saw him today and he said it most certainly is not a pilonidal cyst and had he cut into my spinal area without regard to my birth defect, it could have been disastrous. My neck and spine xrays. according to her show nothing wrong. why am i in so much pain.
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Charlie Nimpfer in MC DONALD, PA – Feb 05, 2019
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I saw Dr. Idema for my neck and right shoulder about 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I injured it about 2 months ago and couldn't get any relief. She quickly and efficiently diagnosed my issue and have been pain free ever since. I am back in the gym working out like nothing happened. Highly recommend!
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Gym Rat in Pittsburgh, PA – Jan 09, 2019
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Really great job of diagnosing my spinal stenosis and fixing it. Two weeks out from surgery I have feeling back in my large and feet. Highly recommend!
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Dec 29, 2018
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Dr. Idema tried injections, therapy etc. for my back before surgery. I had an Arthrodesis and spinal fusion and was up and walking hours after surgery . Home the next day and been going strong since. I’m back to work as a nurse, I spend hours gardening and even went to Hershey Park with grandkids and rode the roller coasters. Before surgery couldn’t even work and thought about disability. Best decision I made seeing Dr. Idema
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda in McDonald, PA – Sep 12, 2018
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Dr. Idema is the absolute greatest Dr. ever! My wife said she is “ OUR HERO “ After two years of pain from a previous surgery and a different surgeon. Dr. Idema was able to find and repair the problems and restore my quality of life! Anyone requiring back surgery Dr. Idema is the best there is! She makes you feel comfortable, great personality and easy to talk to. If there were more than 5 stars to give I would. Thank you Dr. Idema and staff!!!!!!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Donald Charlton in California , PA – Aug 07, 2018
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I have been dealing with right hip pain and numbness for the past 2 years. After seeing a few different doctors and getting a bunch of different opinions, I was fianlly treated appropriately by Dr. Idema. She took the time to listen to me and to figure out what would work for me, and it has. I am back to doing the things I like to do. Thank you doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jim Quigley in Bridgeville, PA – Jul 23, 2018
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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 not be one of my choices in the future.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tamara Watreas in Waynesburg, PA – Jul 12, 2018
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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 thank you, thank you, thank.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathleen Kindervater in CONNELLSVILLECon Pa – May 09, 2018
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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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R. Marino in Pittsburgh, PA – Feb 26, 2018
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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 sending me to a doctor who treats back issues without surgery. I find out later that meant pain management. Not happy, I see that the doctor she is sending me to, also has two stars.
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Jan 07, 2018
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3 years ago I suffered a back injury while playing soccer. My mri showed an annular tear and disc herniation at l5 s1. I also have mild spinal stenosis and degenerative disease at l4 l5. I went and saw a couple of spine doctors and couldn't get a straight answer in the 5 minutes I had with them. That all changed when I met Dr. Idema who took the time to review everything and EXPLAIN what was going on. I trust her and will ONLY let her touch my back.
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Eric West in Pittsburgh, PA – May 19, 2017
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She was terrible!!! As a supposed spine specialist, she failed to diagnose the cause of my wife's spinal compression fractures after treating her for almost 3 months. Ultimately she released her as a patient and told her to "go see an internist" because she did not know the cause of her pain. When we saw a hematologist, we learned that she had a blood cancer which often presents with spinal compression fractures that a good spine specialist should have been aware of. Do not see her!!!
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Bill in Middletown, MD – May 15, 2017
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Dr Idema treated my husband like family. When he had surgery she came out to talk to me, put her feet up and talked like we had been old friends. She is caring, friendly and respectful. She doesn't make you feel uncomfortable about being at the Dr's. Could go on for days about what a good Dr she is but most of all I think she is a wonderful person with a great personality. If we had met her before I am sure we would of been good friends first. Super great Dr.
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Pat B in Silver Spring, MD – Dec 05, 2016
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Back surgery one day and home the next! Two weeks later I'm walking, driving. and not confined to the brace. Dr. Idema, the MMI PAs, and staff continue to be excellent providers. After years of gradually increasing lower back pain, I am wonderfully surprised and appreciative of the immediate relief after fusing two discs and some other work.
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Bonnie L. in Thurmont, MD – Aug 08, 2016
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Unfortunately, my experience with MMI and Dr Idema was very poor. I was prescribed a $1200 back brace that costs between $220-350. I was actually told the brace was $2,000 but I would only have to pay $180 (15% deductible), but that math didn't work. When I asked for a prescription so I could purchase the brace myself, I was told that I was rude and would not be treated.
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Dirk in Newtown Square, PA – Mar 25, 2016
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Dr. Idema performed back surgery on me and everything went exceptionally well! I am no longer in pain or in need of backshots or meds.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"I believe in a team approach with all options presented and we find the best treatment plan together for the best possible outcomes."

Biography

Jocelyn R. Idema, DO is a fellowship-trained, board-certified, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon in Pittsburgh, Kennedy Township, and Washington, Pennsylvania. Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Awards

Media & Publications

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Locations

Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center

Washington Office480 Johnson Rd Ste 320 Washington, PA 15301
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  • Call
  • Fax
  • 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
  • Directions
Steel City Spine & Orthopedic Center1050 Bower Hill Rd Ste 105 Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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Kennedy Township Office27 Heckel Rd Ste 203 Mc Kees Rocks, PA 15136
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    • 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
  • Directions
Pittsburgh Office1050 Bower Hill Rd Ste 105 Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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    • 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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Affiliated Hospitals

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Heritage Valley Kennedy

Mc Kees Rocks, PA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Saint Clair Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Washington Hospital

Washington, PA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)
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