Dr. Kornelis A. Poelstra, MD

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Dr. Kornelis A. Poelstra, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

(850) 460-2350

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Provide excellent care that is financially responsible and very well understood by my patients.   Read More

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      4.7 based on 75 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Poelstra's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (73)
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      Dear patients, Thank you so much for your comments and expressions of appreciation for the care you have received. I really appreciate all your compliments to myself and my PA, Jonathan Needler and my nurse, Tracy Whitehead. This will always continue to be the driving force behind making our Spine Institute the best place to go for all of your care! Go Spine!

      in Navarre, FL |
      I was referred to Dr. Poelstra by my physical therapist after being misdiagnosed for 2 years. Dr. Poelstra and his staff had me diagnosed and surgery complete within 2 months of seeing him. The staff is awesome and the whole procedure was easy. I am now 8 weeks post surgery and run 3 miles 4-5 days a week with general calisthenics.
      in Panama City Beach, FL |
      I had spine surgery a year and half ago by a neurosurgeon in Gulf Breeze. I continued to have terrible pain. My primary care physician recommended Dr. Poelstra and I am so glad that she did. Dr. Poelstra corrected my previous surgery two months ago and I am almost totally pain free. He has saved my sanity! His office staff are all the greatest especially his Nurse Practitioner Anna Braun. I was fortunate to have Dr. Poelstra correct the problems with my spine. My husband says so too!!
      in Freeport, FL |
      Excellent provider. Very skilled and compassionate.
      in Fort Walton Beach, FL |
      This one's easy. The man had a hand in saving my life!!! He's the best!!! He removed 3 busted up bones from my neck and then fused my cervical from C4-7. He is kind and honest and cares!! A true diamond! So so so gifted and skilled. Use this professional neurosurgeon today. Right now!!
      in Santa Rosa Beach, FL |
      Dr. Poelstra and his staff were amazing! I highly, highly recommend. This was my best medical experience ever. I ended up feeling like these folks have become my friends. Top notch!
      in Miramar Beach, FL |
      Dr Poelstra is the best there is. I had surgery in January and felt almost instant relief. Not only is he an excellent Surgeon he is so kind and makes you feel like you are his only patient. I would highly recommend him to ANYONE! They don't make doctors like him anymore. My wife and I feel very lucky to have found him. Sincerely, J.F. Badessi M.D.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Poelstra's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Coccygeal Pain
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Fracture
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Heel Spur
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Myelopathy
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
      • Arm Surgery
      • Cervical Microdiscectomy
      • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
      • Decompression
      • Disc Replacement
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Surgery
      • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Lumbar Fusion
      • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lumbar Laminectomy
      • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
      • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neurostimulation
      • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Radiofrequency Ablation
      • Scoliosis Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for Florida.

      • 0
        Sanctions

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      • 1
        Board Action

        Dr. Poelstra has 1 board action

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        • Wrong-site surgery  (6/15/2015)
        • Action Taken: Education
        • Summary: Please reference the following Document
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      Education

      • Medical School
        Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculty Of Medical Sciences

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Virginia

        Completed in 2000

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Virginia

        Completed in 2005

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Thomas Jefferson University and The Rothman Institute Combined Neurological-And Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship-Rated #1 In The Usa

        Completed in 2006

      • Undergraduate School
        Praedinius Gymnasium-Magnet School / Pre-Med

        Graduated in 1991

      • Other Education
        Royal University Of Groningen-Department Of Biomedical Engineering-Phd

        Completed in 2000

      Awards & Recognition

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Dutch
      • German
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Poelstra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • Board actions found
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      Why Does Experience Matter?

      Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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      Dr. Poelstra's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Poelstra

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Poelstra's Care Philosophy

      Provide excellent care that is financially responsible and very well understood by my patients.

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      Dr. Poelstra says...

      Dear patients, Thank you so much for your comments and expressions of appreciation for the care you have received. I really appreciate all your compliments to myself and my PA, Jonathan Needler and my nurse, Tracy Whitehead. This will always continue to be the driving force behind making our Spine Institute the best place to go for all of your care! Go Spine!