Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 70
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Dr. John Fulkerson, MD
Dr. John Fulkerson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Farmington, CT. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Fulkerson is affiliated with John Dempsey Hospital.

499 Farmington Ave Ste 300

Farmington, CT 06032

Contact Information

(860) 549-8269

Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

With over thirty years experience, I emphasize precision and excellence in the care of every patient
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Dr. Fulkerson's Experience

Dr. Fulkerson'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 Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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
based on 40 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
in CT |
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 knowledgeable and always makes me feel comfortable at my appts. I would highly recommend him, He truly cares about me as a patient and as an individual. Dr. Fulkerson has my total loyalty as a patient!!!!
Farmington, CT |
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 up. I am 23 years old, active, and have been experiencing crippling knee pain for the past year. I will never forget what he said in my last appointment, "atleast you don't have cancer."
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.
in Arlington, MA |
After an old knee injury flared up, I was in crippling pain for over a year. I went to see top surgeons in NYC, Boston and even the surgeon for the Denver Broncos! None of them could figure out why I was in so much pain. Thank goodness I was finally refereed to Dr. Fulkerson. He diagnosed my condition right away. I am 3 months post surgery and feeling so much better! Dr. Fulkerson predicts that I will be 100% healed 1 year post surgery! Than You Dr. Fulkerson! I am so grateful!
in Farmingdale, ME |
26, had two prior knee surgeries with two different surgeons which did not address the knee issues I was having. Fulkerson performed my third in Dec 2015: Fulkerson osteotomy, microfracture procedure, lateral release. Long recovery but best decision I have ever made. I'm not even a year out and I already have more function than I did prior to surgery! Fulkerson saved my active life, very knowledgeable and personable, my only regret is I didn't find him sooner!
in Tyler, TX |
I had 2 Fulkerson Osteotomy procedures after having 6 unsuccessful knee surgeries in Texas, Louisiana and Alabama. Dr. Fulkerson was a dream come true and finally fixed my knees. He also corrected problems other surgeons caused in the process. Thank you, Dr. Fulkerson, you gave me my life back.
Avon, CT |
Listened to my concerns and answered all my questions providing guidance and options.
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Dr. Fulkerson accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Fulkerson has admitting privileges

John Dempsey Hospital
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
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