Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD

Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
56 y/o
52 reviews

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

230 N Wiget Ln

Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Accepted insurance

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

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Patient Testimonials

I had to wait half hour to be seen, but it was worth the wait. I had extreme shoulder pain and had seen 1 other physician without relief. I have had pain for 6 months and nothing seemed to be helping, it was just getting worse. Dr. Timmerman diagnosed me with a frozen shoulder, she gave me a cortisone injection and I was better within 10 minutes. She explained that it would take time to regain my motion and helped me to get set up with a good therapist. I have a follow up appointment to see her if I am not improving, but I am so far very happy with my results. I would highly recommend her.
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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!
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After complications from 2 Patella Tendon surgeries, I went to Dr Timmerman and she fixed it without any other issues. She saw me quickly, expedited my MRI and scheduled my surgery within several days. The surgery and post operative recovery went smooth. Almost 3 months later, she just told me to go play golf, hike and ride my bike again! Dr Timmerman is a five star doctor!
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Personal Bio

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.


  • California Medical Association
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association
  • Paul R. Lipscomb Society 1991 - Present
  • American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society 1991 - Present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America 1993 - Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1995 - Present
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 1996 - Present
  • The Forum 2001 - Present


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honors Society, Medical School, 1985
  • Richard B. Irvine, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award - 1982/1985
  • Ishiyaku-Euro American Scholarship Award - 1986
  • American Medical Women's Association Outstanding Student - 1986
  • Paul R. Lipscomb Award for Excellence in Orthopedics - 1986
  • U.C. Davis Department of Orthopedic Surgery Outstanding Resident - 1991
  • 3-M Basic Science Research Award, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine - 1993
  • American Association of Medical Council, Professional Development Seminar, Junior Faculty Women in Medicine in Charleston, S. Carolina – 1993


  • Book - Lippincott - Elbow Arthrosopy, in Operative Orthopaedics, 4th Edition - 2014
  • Medical/Scholarly Journal Article - Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Arthroscopic Microfracture of Chondral Defects of the Knee: A Comparison of 2 Postoperative Treatms. - 2005
  • Medical/Scholarly Journal Article - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Editor Elbow Instability in Instructional Course Lectures & Sports Medicine - 2005
  • Medical/Scholarly Journal Article - The American Journal of Orthopedics - The Thrower's Shoulder. Part II. A Surgical Discussion -2002
  • Medical/Scholarly Journal Article - The American Journal of Orthopedics - The Thrower's Shoulder - 2002
  • Book - Lippincott - Elbow Arthroscopy, in Operative Orthopaedics, 3rd Edition - 2001
  • Book - Williams & Wilkens - Elbow Injuries, in Textbook of Sports Medicine - 2000
  • Medical/Scholarly Journal Article - The American Journal of Orthopedics - Patellar Tendon ruptures: primary repair without augmentation - 1999
  • Book - Injuries in Baseball - Raven Press - Combined Arthroscopic and Open Approach for Rotator Cuff Repair in Throwing Athletes - 1998
  • Book - Blackwell Science, Inc - Revision of Failed PCL - Revision of Failed Arthroscopic and Ligament Surgery - 1998


Monday through Thursday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Friday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

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Dr. Timmerman's Experience

Dr. Timmerman'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

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

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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