Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Dr. John Fulkerson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(42)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Fulkerson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Farmington, CT. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

499 Farmington Ave Ste 300

Farmington, CT 06032

Contact Information

(860) 549-8269

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
high
more than 89% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
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"
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • 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.

Education

  • 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
4.3
based on 42 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Fulkerson'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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Bristol |
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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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...more
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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...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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
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
    GHI PPO
  • 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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