Dr. Joseph Lynch, MD

Dr. Joseph Lynch, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
(85)
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Dr. Joseph Lynch, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.Read his story

8854 W Emerald St Ste 102

Boise, ID 83704

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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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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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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
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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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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 Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lynch to family and friends
5.0
based on 85 total reviews (67 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (85)

  • 5
    (85)
  • 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 (67)

in Idaho |
My experience with Dr. Lynch was very positive. I was having trouble using my left arm. I chose to see Dr. Lynch because of his experience and amount of training he has had. I met with him once for consultation and then again after recommended x-rays. I had shoulder surgery not long after that....more
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in Meridian, ID |
I went to Dr Lynch to get a second opinion regarding a long-postponed shoulder replacement. After consulting with him, I was so impressed that I went ahead with the surgery, and couldn't be happier with the results. Dr Lynch explains things very well, and made us feel very comfortable. Surgery...more
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in Idaho City, ID |
I went in to have surgery done for a broken arm and a torn rotator cuff due to a car accident. This was the 2nd time for the rotator cuff this year and the doctor before didn't want to do the surgery on the arm. I have never felt so at home in a doctor's office. He answered every question I...more
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in Meridian, ID |
I needed right shoulder surgery. Dr. Lynch is Navy trained, highly recommended and very competent. The added bonus is his open, friendly manner while keeping a professional engagement to ensure I knew what was going to occur and then following up with me to make sure post surgery and at home...more
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Dr. Lynch is great! I like him, and have had 2 surgeries provided by him this year. He does good work, listens to questions and explains pros and cons. I have and will continue to recommended him to others. My only gripe was a few times I had quite long wait times in his office, but I am confident...more
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Dr. Lynch accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho HMO
    Blue Cross of Idaho POS
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
    Blue Choice 65 Select
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance
  • SelectHealth
    Idaho-Midwest and Southern Idaho HMO-High
    Idaho-Midwest and Southern Idaho HMO-Standard
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
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St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
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Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa
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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
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Treasure Valley Hospital
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