Dr. Kevin Speer, MD

Dr. Kevin Speer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kevin Speer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Speer is affiliated with Betsy Johnson Hospital, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.

3320 Wake Forest Rd Ste 430

Raleigh, NC 27609

Contact Information

(919) 256-1511

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Speer I was one of the first two fellowship trained North Carolina shoulder specialists when I began my practice at Duke in 1992. My career over the past 23 years has focused on shoulder care and shoulder surgery. My practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with all types of shoulder pain. All available resources are considered in improving the patient's symptoms and function without having to operate. But many patients need anatomic restoration of the shoulder to enable them the clinical improvement they seek. My practice Southeastern Orthopedics Shoulder Center is now an affiliate of Duke Medicine. Unlike many practices I personally see and evaluate all patients during each of their visits. We try to personalize the care for all patients because even though we see many shoulders it is paramount to state that every person's shoulder problem is different. Every person is different. We take pride in our pain management strategies for patients who have shoulder surgery. Our anesthesiologists are terrific with nerve blocks and we use multimodal strategies including cryotherapy to diminish the postoperative pain and improve overall the patients perioperative experience.


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Torticollis


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • The Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Speer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Speer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Speer to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Speer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Wake Forest, NC |
Simply put, Dr. Speer is exceptional. We are so fortunate to have this level of distinguished expertise in this field in the Raleigh, NC area. Every touch point in the process of engaging his practice up until post surgery care was effective, efficient and superior to any other medical care I have received.
in Cary, NC |
I went to Dr Speer for shoulder pain. After an X-ray he diagnosed a tendon bicep tear and shoulder bone spurs. He thoroughly explained my problem and options. He performed the surgery a year ago. After a few weeks of put, I was back to normal. I highly recommend him to anyone who has shoulder pain.
in Wasilla, Alaska |
Excellent surgeon. Dr. Speer replaced my husband's left shoulder in February. He had more pain before the surgery than afterward. He has progressed amazingly well. My husband will return in October to have Dr. Speer replace his left shoulder. Highly recommend him.
in Raleigh NC |
Extremely professional and knowledgeable. I had a great experience and a quick recovery. Dr Speer is direct and informative. His staff is friendly and caring, ensuring to address any questions/concerns. I highly recommend....
in Wilson, NC |
Dr. Speer is the absolute best. I had a 'massive' tear in my rotator cuff, and a detached bicep. Told I'd be lucky to comb my hair again, not so. I'm now playing tennis again!!! Very professional, day of surgery was absolutely the best. He's very polite, you'll see him every visit except the pre-surgery appointment, actually removes stitches himself! If you're in need of shoulder surgery, and want prompt, professional, no nonsense service, Dr. Kevin Speer is the man to see.
in Gaston,NC |
I was extremely pleased with my results after my surgery. Thank you Dr Speer and staff for making a painful situation as good as it could be.
in Pinehurst, NC |
Dr. Speer explains clearly the diagnosis; the recommended course of action and your options; and the prognosis........we find him to be straight forward, thorough, and precise. I would highly recommend Dr. Speer to anyone having shoulder issues. We have had 2 shoulder surgeries performed by Dr, Speer, both were successful. His staff is very professional, and the post op follow up is exacting. I have full trust in this gentleman.
in Spring Hope, NC |
first of all dr. speer was highly recommended by pre surgery staff when I had a procedure done 2 yrs ago. I had a total shoulder replacement on 3-21-16. on my first dr visit 2 weeks after surgery I was surprised at how well I was doing. I am using dr speer's therapist and that also is going very well. I might add that I followed drs instructions exactly. I would highly recommend dr speer's and his staff for anything you need done to your shoulder.
New York, NY |
Originally went to Dr. Speer for a second opinion after being told I needed a full shoulder replacement. He assured me that he could repair the problem with arthroscopic surgery. It was successful and I returned to yoga within 8 weeks. Two years later returned to Dr. Speer with opposite shoulder problem. Did not hesitate and feel second shoulder surgery is progressing well. He explains and answers questions. You see him before you enter surgery and right after he has finished. He is excellent.
in Middlesex,nc |
A great doctor with a caring bedside manner. Always explained everything and answers any questions we have. Wonderful!
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Dr. Speer accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Speer has admitting privileges

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
155 Memorial Dr
Pinehurst, NC 28374
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Betsy Johnson Hospital
800 Tilghman Dr
Dunn, NC 28334
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Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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