Dr. Kenneth Polivy, MD

Dr. Kenneth Polivy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(25)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kenneth Polivy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Newton, MA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2000 Washington St Ste 341

Newton, MA 02462

Contact Information

(617) 964-0024

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Tufts University Orthopedic Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Harvard Combined Orthopedic Program-Spine Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1978
Media & Publications

Dr. Polivy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Polivy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polivy to family and friends
3.2
based on 25 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Polivy's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I went to Dr. Polivy for an independent medical review for a injury I received at work. I found him to be very professional and efficient. He went through my file, spoke to me at length about my symptoms, examined my injury and gave me his opinion on my plan of care. I was very pleased with him...more
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in Boston, MA
I would give 0 stars if it was possible. Poor bed side manner and atrocious administrative team. Doctor preferred to not answer questions and was running a patient factory to drive up his bottom line. Administrative team did not submit my services correctly to insurance and wouldn't return my calls...more
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in Harvard, MA
Dr. Polivy spent only a few minutes with me, did not complete a verbal medical history and had no compassion or understanding of the pain I was in.
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