Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD

Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. She specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read her story

Laura A. Timmerman, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy, and Sports Medicine

230 N Wiget Ln

Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
very high
more than 96% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Dislocation
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Timmerman'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.

Dr. Timmerman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Timmerman "Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD is one of the best ranked doctors in the United States. She specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine and currently sees patients in Walnut creek, California. Dr. Timmerman received a medical degree from UC Davis School Of Medicine and is licensed to treat patients in California. Based on her credentials, experience and network, Dr. Timmerman has been rated among the top 5% of all doctors in the United States and has authored 41 publications. In addition, Dr. Timmerman has been found during an automated background check to be clear of any malpractice history and holds one or more active medical licenses. "

Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Timmerman "Dr. Timmerman worked on athletes at UC Berkeley when I was a student athletic trainer back in the late 90's. I saw the work she did on athletes there and when it was time for me to have an orthopedic repair, I knew who to look for right away. I have felt well cared for by Dr. Timmerman and her office staff every step of the way through both of my surgical experiences. Dr. Timmerman and her team understand insurance, workers compensation and great medicine. As a professional firefighter I rely on my physical mobility and strength for everything I do. I truly appreciate the quality of service provided to me by Dr. T and her team!"

"Dr Laura listened to my concerns, diagnosed my issues and provided immediate solutions. I had been seen by another orthopedist for a year, who not only did not provide relief for my arm, but had horrible bedside manner. Dr Laura performed surgery on my elbow, which has healed beautifully. She was available at any time after surgery for my calls and answered any questions I continue to have. She also provided excellent recommendations for other doctors I needed. Love Dr. Timmerman and Highly recommend her!"

"From the moment you walk in the door, the staff is efficient and welcoming. Dr. Timmerman respects your time. She is always prompt with her appointment times. She takes her time with you in the appointment. I never feel rushed. She listens to all my concerns, answers all questions and comes up with a plan I am comfortable with. My surgery was a breeze and the follow up appointment were like the others. I can not say enough wonderful things about her!"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

36  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University of California At Berkeley
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Uc Davis Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Uc Davis Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • American Sports Med Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Timmerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • California Medical Association, Member
  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery University of California Davis School of Med, Associate Professor
  • Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery University of California Davis School of Med, Assistant Professor
  • Paul R. Lipscomb Society, Member
  • The Forum, Member

Dr. Timmerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Timmerman to family and friends
67 total reviews (51 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (67)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Timmerman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (51)

Dr. Timmerman was wonderful at helping me and allowing me to get back to volleyball as soon as possible with still getting me to feeling 95%. When I tore my ACL in Feburary I was in surgery by my spring break in March to play in September for high school volleyball. It has been a year later and I...more
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After being treated else where and being misdiagnosed, I found Dr. Timmerman. She was highly recommended, and I must say she totally exceeded my expectations. She was a great advocate for me, performed my surgery, with great follow-up. She is lovely, great bedside manners, she listens, takes her...more
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the best ever, highly recommended
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I've seen Dr Timmerman and Gaye (PA) for multiple injuries( rotator cuff, ACL reconstruction) over the last few years. The treatment including two surgeries were were performed flawlessly. I'm now stronger than ever! Dr. Timmerman and the entire staff are wonderful, from the receptionists to the...more
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This is the second surgery I have had with Dr Timmerman. She did my surgery within 2 weeks and my recovery time was great. I can go skiing and play golf again. Yeah!! It is nice to know that I have someone I can go to if I have any injuries. Thank You so much
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