Dr. John Kronick, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Kronick
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. John Kronick, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Kronick has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center and John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kronick to book an appointment.


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Dr Kronick is nice and professional. He's pleasant to talk to. I bugged him a lot after my surgery and he was always nice and patient with me. He always made sure I understood what was going on. His nurse Grace is also outstanding.
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J.C. – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr Kronic is a genius! He has replaced both my hips. He has greatly improved the quality of my life. He is very busy, but it’s worth the wait for an appointment! I am confident that my years ahead will be active and pain free! I am grateful for this skilled surgeon!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Misty Cork in Walnut Creek, CA – Jun 26, 2019
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I had a hip replacement performed by another doctor; months later, severe pain. My original doctor had moved, so I saw a new surgeon who diagnosed "spinal pain" and recommended back surgery as did two other surgeons and a pain management doctor. I felt that wasn’t my issue. I located my original surgeon who suggested Dr. Kronick, THE best joint replacement and revision specialist in CA. Dr. Kronick thoroughly checked my MRIs, x-rays and bone scan. He asked targeted questions, examined me, observed my gait, explained his findings and conclusion--I needed a hip replacement revision. Expert surgeon! I know Dr. Kronick to be patient, caring, intensely focused, dedicated to finding the appropriate resolution, inquisitive, definitive. He is a blessing! I have moved to Idaho and wish he would do the same before any future surgery. If I can’t convince him to move, it would be worth making trips to CA just to have him as my doctor. I recommend him wholeheartedly, without hesitation.
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Dr. Kronick has a very abrasive and hostile bedside manner. I waited 2 hours to see him this morning. He did not care. He was rude and spent 9 minutes with me. Worst experience I have ever had.
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Brentwood, CA – Apr 08, 2017
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Dr. Kronick did a revised hip replacement for me. I have been doing great since then.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am most proud of being able to take care of patients with difficult problems that other surgeons don't tackle and enjoy restoring patients' quality of life – to return to an active lifestyle.

Biography

Dr. Kronick is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has 17-plus years of experience in treating patients. He began practicing orthopedic surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(925) 939-8585

Dr. Kronick accepts the following insurance:

Admar
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Health Plan
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
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Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Select Plus-CA HMO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kronick

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kronick treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kronick treats other conditions, please contact the office at (925) 939-8585.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Kronick typically treats 83% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Revision
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Kronick typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Replacement
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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High Frequency
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Dr. Kronick's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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 and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

Walnut Creek Office2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center

Concord, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2019)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

San Ramon Regional Medical Center

San Ramon, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

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