Dr. Joseph Lynch, MD

Dr. Joseph Lynch, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
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Age 43
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Dr. Joseph Lynch, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

8854 W Emerald St Ste 102

Boise, ID 83704

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

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

Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Lynch's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lynch "Biography Dr. Lynch is a graduate of Harvard University and native to the Pacific Northwest. He completed medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University graduating first in his class in 2002. He then completed a residency in orthopedic surgery, as well as a fellowship in shoulder & elbow surgery at the University of Washington. In addition to being a fellowship-trained, board-certified shoulder and elbow subspecialist, Dr. Lynch also maintains a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Experience Dr. Lynch has been an actively practicing shoulder surgeon since 2008. As a former Navy Commander and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Lynch has taught the requisite skills of shoulder surgery to numerous orthopedic surgical residents and countless medical students from across the country. Multiple honors, achievements and awards color his professional career. He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles concerning the shoulder and elbow, has presented at regional and national meetings, and is an active reviewer for several peer-review journals dedicated to the practice of orthopedic surgery. In his previous career with the military, he had the privilege of serving as the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery for the United States Navy. In this capacity, Dr. Lynch was afforded the opportunity to both teach and practice orthopedic surgery throughout the country as well as abroad."

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10  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Upper Extremity Fracture

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40  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Injection Therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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

  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Washington, Seattle
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Washington, Seattle
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Washington, Seattle
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lynch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lynch's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lynch to family and friends
100 total reviews (82 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (100)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Lynch'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 (82)

Dr. Lynch is caring, honest, and genuinely shows that he is concerned about you and how you feel. Top Notch Dr. and Staff. April Reed, R.N., is on top of everything. She's friendly, helpful, makes you feel comfortable and is always willing to do whatever it takes to get to a solution. Her...more
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Dr. Lynch, PA Mike & RN April were approached reference shoulder pain & limited use. Listening to me they made a review including MRI. A diagnosis was made & options discussed. Shoulder issues worsened, a surgical procedure discussed & a date set. The procedure went extreme well, the post op...more
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Working with Dr. Lynch, and Michael Nieraeth has been a terrific experience - even if it meant I had a shoulder replacement! They are both caring and concerned and since I have a medical background I can assure anyone who needs a reference that there are no finer in Boise. Their nurse, April...more
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I had two previous shoulder surgeries. Following surgery the pain was excruciating. When I discovered I needed another shoulder surgery 10 yrs later I was distraught. I procrastinated for months. Dr. Lynch addressed all of my concerns and assured me he would perform the surgery with the utmost...more
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Dr. Lynch was very precise and clear on my health issues and the process to get better! The staff is always great and ready to help, I always received a timely call back from his nurse, April, she never made me feel my questions were silly. Additionally, when I needed an x-ray Dave was waiting...more
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