Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
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Dr. John Fulkerson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Farmington, CT and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1972 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

499 Farmington Ave Ste 300

Farmington, CT 06032

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Insurance Accepted

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

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fulkerson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fulkerson treats Osteoarthritis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Fulkerson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fulkerson treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Fulkerson treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fulkerson treats Knee Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Fulkerson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Fulkerson's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

With over thirty years experience, I emphasize precision and excellence in the care of every patient

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Fulkerson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fulkerson

4.3

Based on 45 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(7)

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The whole visit was done so efficiently. I had my MRI immediately after my appt with Dr.Fulkerson. He then read the MRI on his iPad immediately adter to me back in his office. It was them that we made an appt to have my turn meniscus fixed. My recovery was quick and without too much pain. I’m so glad I listened to my friend who recommended the Dr. Overall, a very positive experience.
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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Fulkerson to my friends and family. He provided a higher level of care than any surgeon I met with. From scheduling an appointment with the office staff to requesting paperwork or progress notes to getting follow up care after surgery, it was all excellent and simple.
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After seeing two other knee surgeons (one of which recommended , Dr. Fulkerson as one of the two top knee surgeons in the country who understand the Total Knee), Dr. Fulkerson replaced my son's knee tendons and put his own spin on the procedure, attaching the donor tendons above the knee rather than under the knee cap for more stability. I would highly recommend Dr. Fulkerson. His office is run extremely efficiently and the follow up and care was excellent.
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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. Fulkerson and decided to give him a try. HE SPENT AN HOUR WITH ME! He explained FULLY what was wrong and what I needed to have done - surgery. He performed surgery and I have been GREAT! BACK TO NORMAL FINALLY
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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 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!!!!
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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 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."
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Listened to my concerns and answered all my questions providing guidance and options.
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GHI PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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John Dempsey Hospital

Farmington, CT