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Dr. Kevin Speer, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Speer

Southeastern Orthopedics Shoulder Center

3320 Wake Forest Rd Ste 430 Raleigh, NC 27609

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(919) 256-1511


Dr. Kevin Speer, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Raleigh, NC and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Speer accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Speer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Adhesive Capsulitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Speer treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Speer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Speer performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Speer performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Speer performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Speer performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair

Dr. Speer's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Torticollis

Dr. Speer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Speer

4.0

Based on 55 reviews

5 Stars
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(40)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.454545454545454%
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1 Star
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(10)

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Two shoulder repairs and a tendon repair in my elbow as well as a shoulder repair on my wife... All very successful procedures and back to 100% after a few weeks! Great Surgeon!
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I was greatly disappointed with my outcome with Dr Speer. I suffered an AC separation and despite a great experience the day of surgery (at duke hospital), great staff and nurses, etc., the surgery itself later failed. Pain, popping, and cracking post surgery worsened every month, and the in-house PT at Southeastern was useless (I've since received FAR better PT at competing shoulder clinics). My biggest gripe was the sheer amount of times I had to see him to PROVE his surgery failed.
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From my search to find the best surgeon thru the preliminary visit with Dr. Kevin Speer I felt a complete trust. From the pre-op thru the surgery and recovery I never had a moment of concern or fear. He and his solid team is in place to ensure the surgery was a complete success. The op notes and follow up instructions are clear and well written. Excellence is the only word to use!
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This physician spends all his time looking at & typing on his computer instead of looking up at his patient. He would not hear me when I told him my shoulder was infected following a rotator cuff surgery. I ended up in the hospital with another surgery & an IV for the infection. I suffered significant muscle with my ball joint pushing over the top of the socket & The inability to raise my arm above my waist, in addition to significant pain. Now have to have reverse joint replacement.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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....
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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.
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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.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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 t...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)