Dr. Joel Tupper, MD

Dr. Joel Tupper, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(14)
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Dr. Joel Tupper, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Edmond, OK. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.Read his story

1913 W 33rd St Ste 110

Edmond, OK 73013

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Glenoid Labrum Tear
high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Tupper's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tupper "I was born in 29 Palms, California to a Marine Corps Captain and a school teacher. I was raised in Joplin, Mo. I attended Missouri Southern State College and achieved a B.S. in Biology with Magna Cum Lauda honors. I was voted both an academic and first team All America in football while at Southern. I obtained my MD degree and completed my Orthopedic Residency from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. I have practiced the majority of my career in small towns and prefer the small town atmosphere over the big city. I live in Guthrie, OK on a small acreage. I enjoy my wife and children and spend as much time with them as I can. I have four, children, Kelsey, a laboratory researcher and cell line administrator, Dylan, who manages the Jimmy John Stores in Stillwater, OK, Jordan, a Sophomore at OU and Jacey, a Junior at Deer Creek. My wife, Dianne, is my office manager, an RN and OPAC and is the cornerstone of the practice and our personal lives. We love to travel in our motor home to national and state parks. I enjoy fishing, biking and being out doors in general. I am a current general aviation pilot and fly a 1959 Navion, model B, regularly. Often our trips coincide with an airshow. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tupper "Tupper Orthopedics is a solo private practice that only coordinates with healthcare providers of integrity. We believe in spending time with our patients in order to provide the best quality of care, with emphasis on education and open communication to promote trust and healing. Dr.Tupper is a Board Certified Orthopedist with a fellowship in pediatrics, treating patients of all ages and considers it a privilege to provide care for our armed forces and their families."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Missouri Southern State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • The Children's Hospital, Denver, University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tupper has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tupper's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tupper to family and friends
4.6
based on 14 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Tupper'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

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Dr. Tupper accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Security
    Blue Care Security HMO
    Blue Care Security PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Select
    Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
    Federal Blue Shield
    Federal Employee Program
    Medicare Advantage Choice Plus PPO
    Medicare Advantage Choice Premier PPO
    Medicare Preferred
    Medicare Select HMO
    State Employees Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Care Network
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    TRICARE Prime Remote
    TRICARE Reserve Select
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Tupper has admitting privileges

McBride Orthopedic Hospital
9600 Broadway Extension Highway
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
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Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma
100 SE 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
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