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Dr. John Kronick, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Kronick

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. John Kronick, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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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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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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Dr. Kronick did a revised hip replacement for me. I have been doing great since then.
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About Me

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.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

Rush Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Wayne State University School Of Medicine, Department Of Orthopedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1991
Wayne State University School Of Medicine, Department Of Orthopedic Surgery
Internship Hospital
1990
Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1986
Bowdoin College
Undergraduate School
1995
1991
1990
1986

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 Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
AvMed
Open Access
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Panel Services
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Delta Health System
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Kronick's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Complications of Joint Prosthesis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronick treats Complications of Joint Prosthesis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kronick treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronick treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kronick treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronick treats Osteoarthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kronick treats this condition more than 98% 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

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
  • 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