Dr. Laura A. Timmerman, MD

Dr. Laura A. Timmerman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Female | 56 years old

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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.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • 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

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

  • 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

OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Thursday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Friday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Dr. Timmerman says...

  • Regenokine injections
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow, Knee, Shoulder Treatments
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)* or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
  • MCL Tear
  • Elbow Injuries*
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Or Upper Arm Arthritis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Meniscal Tear*
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear*
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Instability of Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Uc Davis Med Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Uc Davis Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    American Sports Med Institute

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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