Dr. Joseph Locker, MD

Dr. Joseph Locker, MD

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48 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Locker, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Ocala, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

The Orthopaedic Institute

1710 SE 16th Ave

Ocala, FL 34471
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Locker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Locker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Locker "Dr. Joseph Locker, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Ocala, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Locker is affiliated with West Marion Community Hospital and Ocala Regional Medical Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Locker "Our mission is to help patients achieve their personal wellness goals by providing comprehensive musculoskeletal care that is unsurpassed in quality, accessibility and compassion. We are dedicated to Improving Lives - Everyday. The Orthopaedic Institute is a private practice group of specialty physicians providing the complete spectrum of musculoskeletal care. TOI has served North Florida for more than 30 years and has five locations in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, Alachua and Lady Lake."

7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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43  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • 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 Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Boston College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Tulane University Hospital And Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane University Hospital And Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Locker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Locker's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Locker to family and friends
30 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Locker'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Locker botched my right hip replacement by inserting the wrong prosthesis at a wrong angle. He admitted a bad decision. It dislocated, and I had to have it repaired 3 weeks later; plus repair to my femur, which he broke. Friendly man, likely a good surgeon -- but I have permanent damage and...more
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Dr. Locker and his team were great with my left hip replacement. They were able to fit my surgery in way ahead of the expected time. I'm grateful for that. He was friendly and answered all of my questions. His team was helpful. I'm grateful!
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Dear Butch: On behalf of Dr. Locker and staff, thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear your left hip replacement was a success. And we hope you can get back to the things you love doing with your new hip! Sincerely, Team TOI

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I was in excruciating pain. Knee issues. I called Dr. Locker and got an appointment quickly and into surgery days later. The staff were very friendly. The facilities very clean. Dr. Locker was terrific and my Recovery has been speedy indeed. Dr. Locker has also done full hip replacements on my...more
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Wonderful and skilled physician. The success of my hip replacement has been a recommendation to all my friends. Several have asked who was my doctor.
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I had hurt my knee in a fall about 6 weeks prior. It was better but still I had some issues with it and so I went for a consult. I took an older MRI and older x-rays with me. I had others done in Dr. Locker's office that day. He compared them all, did a physical exam & gave me his diagnosis...more
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