Dr. Joseph Locker, MD

Dr. Joseph Locker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 51

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Joseph Locker, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Ocala, FL. Dr. Locker has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as West Marion Community Hospital and Ocala Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Locker to book an appointment.


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The Orthopaedic Institute

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(352) 620-1900
The Orthopaedic Institute1710 SE 16TH AVE Ocala, FL 34471
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals

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4.5

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I meet with Dr. Locker yesterday for a torn meniscus. He looked at test results and suggested other options before surgery, . . . and surgery is how he makes his living. He was interested in my problem, listened to me and made suggestions. I really liked him and would recommend him.
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Bigben in The Villages, FL – Apr 16, 2019
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Seniors: Beware of TOI's new Medicare payment initiative. My wife and I have had excellent joint replacement surgery from Dr Locker and Dr VanDeleur. They are superb Surgeons. Yesterday while scheduling another surgery I was told that TOI now requires any/all Medicare patients ( including those who PAY for Supplemental F coverage) to participate in an CMS Caseworker initiative ominously called "BPCI- Bundled Payments For Care Improvement Advanced". And its a "take it or leave TOI" dictate.
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Phil H in The Villages – Nov 09, 2018
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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 cannot walk well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ellen Cora in The Villages, FL – May 19, 2018
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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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Butch Oxendine in Reddick, FL – Feb 04, 2017
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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 husband and half dozen friends. Everyone had terrific experiences and healed quickly and with no complications. Thank you, Dr Locker!!
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Joanne in Bushnell, FL – Nov 17, 2016
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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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David B in Wildwood, Fl – Jul 01, 2016
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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 and suggestions for treatment none of which involved surgery and, therefore, did not bring any more income to him. We discussed those options. I felt he cared about my outcome. I highly recommend him.
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Lady Lake, FL – Feb 01, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Locker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Locker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Locker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (352) 620-1900.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Locker typically treats 79% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Locker typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Locker typically treats 81% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Replacement
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Check Dr. Locker's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Locker's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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 Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is to help patients achieve their personal wellness goals by providing comprehensive musculoskeletal care that is unsurpassed in quality, accessibility...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Tulane University Hospital And Clinic
Residency Hospital
Tulane University Hospital And Clinic
Internship Hospital
1991
Boston College
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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West Marion Community Hospital

Ocala, FL
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

AdventHealth Ocala

Ocala, FL

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
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