Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. John Fulkerson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Farmington, CT and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1972 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

499 Farmington Ave Ste 300

Farmington, CT 06032

Contact Information

(860) 549-3210

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Baker’s Cyst
very high
more than 93% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
more than 89% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fulkerson "With over thirty years experience, I emphasize precision and excellence in the care of every patient"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Yale Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Yale Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fulkerson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fulkerson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fulkerson to family and friends
42 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fulkerson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Yes! I would recommend him to all my family and friends. He was caring and understanding of knee problems. He took the time to help me understand the medical terminology.
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I had knee pain for 3 years, and saw 4 different doctors. All the doctors gave me "band-aid" options (aka braces, physical therapy, cortisone shots). The pain continued, but being that I was in my mid 20's and athletic, no doctor wanted to do anything more for me. I finally heard about Dr....more
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Dr Fulkerson did an excellent job repairing the torn meniscus in my knee. I had no pain after the procedure and was able to walk and bend my knee with no discomfort.
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I am always impressed with my experience at this doctor’s office. First you are greeted with a smile by Donna who is very helpful and kind and is quick in getting back to you. Dr. Fulkerson has a demeanor and bed-side manner that is calm, positive, thorough, and attentive. He is extremely...more
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Fulkerson came highly recommended, and after reading reviews I was excited to meet with him. I was unfortunately surprised that my interactions with him were awful. He could not answer any question definitively, continuously flip flopped on causes and treatments. In the end he practically gave...more
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I am sad that you are not satisfied with the advice I gave you, as I do care deeply about every patient I see and try to offer thoughtful and accurate advice. We should revisit your situation and look for alternatives that you find acceptable. Sometimes time alone is important for healing, but I understand that this is not what some want to hear. More treatment, and particularly surgery, are not always best in my experience. Please feel free to contact us if we might be of further assistance.

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