Dr. Kim Stearns, MD

Dr. Kim Stearns, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Kim Stearns, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1730 W 25th St Ste 6E

Cleveland, OH 44113

Contact Information

(216) 363-2222

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Stearns performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

122  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of California San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stearns has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Stearns' Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stearns to family and friends
25 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Stearns' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Patient Comments (5)

3 surgery’s in 20 years from dr stearns Best orthopedic surgeon I ever had
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Probably the worst experiences I've had. I could hear the doctor complaining about how I even got on his schedule for that day. He was too busy and he was leaving for spring training. Blew in giving me a painful rudimentary exam, tells me he really squeezed me in, left for 30 seconds to look at...more
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He performed my hip replacement which I have been having issues with ever since. He has not been helpful, nor supportive as I seek a better outcome. Search elsewhere for your surgeon.
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Kim Stearns was rude, dismissive, demeaning and cocky to me. I went to him for a second opinion and he treated me like I had malintentions (which could not be further from the truth of the matter). I feel hopeless and disrespected after meeting with him.
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Dr Kim Stearns has been my surgeon/doctor for almost 20 years and is wonderful, kind and talented! Without Dr Stearns I would not be able to walk or to use my arms! He is AMAZING! And a miracle worker!
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