Dr. Joseph Kou, MD

Dr. Joseph Kou, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
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Dr. Joseph Kou, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Ramon, CA. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Read his story

5201 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 300

San Ramon, CA 94583

Contact Information

(925) 939-8585

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • 13 More

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Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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more than 99% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Achilles Tendinitis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Kou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kou "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. Orthopedic Surgery is an ever-changing field and the advances in foot and ankle care materials and technology have dramatically changed the way most Orthopedic Surgeons practice. Dr. Kou uses the latest in foot and ankle surgery technology and techniques. Dr. Kou comes to Muir Orthopaedic Specialists following a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. Kou earned his Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He served his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at one of the busiest orthopedic centers in the country, William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. His research results have been published and presented at several orthopedic conferences."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kou "As an orthopedic foot and ankle doctor, patient care, clear communication and education are of utmost importance to provide, you, the patient, the ability to make informed decisions regarding treatment of an orthopedic condition. I believe that the fundamental relationship between the doctor and patient be based on trust and a mutual understanding of the road to recovery.

Your health and the quality of orthopedic care you receive are my top priorities. I am proud of the excellent and comprehensive care that our group of orthopedic surgeons offer the community, and I strive to provide outstanding and timely orthopedic care while encouraging patients to take an active role in the process.

Dr. Kou provides state-of-the-art orthopedic care in an efficient and compassionate fashion, and his patients enjoy his down to earth bedside manner. Dr. Kou educates his patients on how and why their problem developed and on what conservative and surgical treatment options are available to them."

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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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Wayne State University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Kou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kou to family and friends
4.5
based on 11 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Kou'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 (1)
in Walnut Creek, CA |
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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Dr. Kou accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Admar
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Kou has admitting privileges

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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