Dr. Kent Heady, MD

Dr. Kent Heady, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kent Heady, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wichita, KS and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and podiatric surgery.

Kansas Orthopaedic Center

2450 N Woodlawn Blvd

Wichita, KS 67220
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS

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Top Care Areas

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Osteochondritis Dissecans
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Heady's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Heady "Dr. Heady feels his role in caring for the patient is to accurately diagnose the patient's condition so that he may educate and guide the patient in making the best treatment choices based on the available medical information along with the patient's personal needs. Dr. Heady and his treatment team can then help the patient implement the chosen treatment. Dr. Heady firmly believes in drawing upon all of the expertise of the members of his team to make these goals attainable."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

70  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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22  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Kansas State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heady has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heady's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heady to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Heady's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I don't know where to start. Waited for 45 minutes and then the doctor came in. My time is just as valuable as his!!! He spent a total of four minutes with me, didn't look at the x-rays, and determined I should come back in four weeks. This is after being out of commission for six weeks. DO NOT GO...more
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had him do foot reconstruction for cavus. After initial exam we had more questions, went back the same day (couple of hours later) and they worked us in so we could ask our questions. I asked if another foot surgeon on staff could look at x-rays and confirm the diagnosis, maybe give a second...more
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Called office to schedule appointment for second opinion for Jones fracture. Advised he would look at my records and stated then decide if they would consider giving me a second opinion in a very snotty manner. I will not be going there
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My experience with him was horrible he took me into surgery done surgery didn't do what he said he was going to do and I had to go to another surgeon to get it fixed the proper way.
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Getting a 2nd opinion. Not sure he even looked at what has been previously done here. Took new x-rays even though others were done less that 10 days prior to this visit. Braces, boots, etc. prescribed and already attempted with previous doctor. But I'm giving him a go at it. My problem has been...more
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