Dr. Joseph Chess, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
(2)
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Dr. Joseph Chess, MD
Dr. Joseph Chess, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Kalamazoo, MI. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Chess is affiliated with Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital.

1000 Oakland Dr

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Contact Information

(269) 337-6500

Dr. Joseph Chess, MD

Dr. Joseph Chess, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Humana

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Sprain
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more than 19% of peers
Fracture Care
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more than 15% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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more than 10% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open

Background Check

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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

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Temple Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chess to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Chess' 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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Kalamazoo, MI |
I fell on the ice about 14 years ago and fractured (compound)my ankle in 3 places. Taken by ambulance to Bronson and to my good fortune, Dr. Chess was on call. He performed my surgery with plates and screws. I have had absolutely no problems and no pain with my ankle. It's as good as new thanks to him! He has great bedside manner and I Highly recommend him.
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Dr. Chess accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chess has admitting privileges

Borgess Medical Center
1521 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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Bronson Methodist Hospital
601 John St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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