Dr. Joseph Kou, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 44

Dr. Kou
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. Joseph Kou, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State University medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with 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. Kou to book an appointment.

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  • Explained conditions well (13)
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I had overall great working experience with Dr. Kou. This was my first surgery experience and I’m typically not good in handling such matters, especially with blood and pain. But throughout the whole process, he was very professional, friendly and was willing to answer any questions, emitting confidence in the expected procedure and calming my nerves. Since the surgery, I have experienced minimal pain/ discomfort, good recovery, and lastly a very clean/minimal scar. Overall, I felt I was taken good care of till I felt I could manage on my own.
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Teresa – Apr 07, 2020
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Bart Naughton – Mar 09, 2020
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I am so happy with the process and end result of the placement of an “Infinity Prophecy “ ankle replacement. Dr. Kou is the best, he is professional, and personal which invites total confidence . I wouldn’t have any other surgeon . I am a nurse and have had experience with several joint replacements. I also want to compliment the John Muir Hospital, excellent staff, organized and very caring. June A. MiWuk Village, Ca.
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June A. in Mi Wuk Village, CA – Oct 22, 2019
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Dr. Kou is Masterful in all respects as well as his staff!!!
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James B. in Concord, CA – Jun 22, 2018
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Dr. Joseph Kou performed two foot surgeries on me. He is the most wonderful surgeon! He gave me a complete picture of what to expect and did a great job. He is personable, kind and altogether brilliant. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him. I am just sorry that I did not get around to writing this review sooner.
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Sandra Nakamura-Bush in Walnut Creek, CA – Apr 13, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an orthopedic foot and ankle doctor, patient care, clear communication and education are of utmost importance to provide, you, the patient, the ability...Read more

Biography

Dr. Kou is among the best-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons in the country, and has been in the field for more than 10 years.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2007
William Beaumont Hospital
Residency Hospital
2007
William Beaumont Hospital
Internship Hospital
2002
Wayne State University
Medical School
1998
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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Dr. Kou has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Joseph Kou, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kou frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot, Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment, and Achilles Tendinitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kou treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Kou, MD's office located?

Dr. Kou's office is located at 2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

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Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kou treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kou treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kou performs Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kou performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Midfoot Fracture/Dislocation Surgery
Achilles Tendinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kou treats Achilles Tendinitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kou treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kou's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Kou accepts the following insurance:

Admar
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Health Plan
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Panel Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Hill Physicians Medical Group
MultiPlan
National Elevator
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

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

Walnut Creek, CA

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

11 Awards Received