Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD

Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemaleAge 60

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(925) 952-4080

Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. She is affiliated with John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Timmerman to book an appointment.

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230 N Wiget Ln Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Laura A. Timmerman, M.D.

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    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Dr. Timmerman is affiliated with John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Timmerman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Timmerman

4.8

Based on 92 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Office environment (86)
  • Appointment scheduling (85)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (84)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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I'm extremely thankful I was referred to Dr. TIMMERMAN
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Angela G. – May 18, 2021
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I appreciate Dr Timmerman’s knowledge and easy to understand diagnosis and treatment plan. Kind of her and office staff to book my appointment so quickly after my injury, and the doctor to take her time with me. I will definitely recommend this office for anyone who needs Orthopaedic assistance!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Christine J. – Apr 15, 2021
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Too busy and rushed to listen. Doesn’t think just jumps to a conclusion. She doesn’t seem to have a good grasp on what she does
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Pacatam – Mar 30, 2021
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Laura did several arthroscopic surgeries on my left knee trying to save my patella, ended up having to have my patella removed, she did a lot of major reconstruction on my knee so I would still have flexion and extension, a few years after lots of physical therapysurgery I was able to run a half marathon and was able to run several marathons thereafter she did my surgery in the late 1990's.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Marie Kinney – Jan 13, 2021
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I initially started seeing Dr Timmerman after 2 years and 2 previous surgeries from another surgeon for ACL Reconstruction and Meniscus Tear Repair. I still had difficulties with limited range of motion involving both flexion and extension and considerable amount of pain. I didn't think that there was much that could be done at this point, given the extent of the scar tissue that had already set in and the subsequent damage that seemed irreversible. I was left to believe that this may be the new norm for me. After careful review, Dr Timmerman took my case. She proposed a 3rd surgery where she explained to me that the scar tissue can be re-addressed and the Meniscus can still be repaired. It has been five months since this 3rd surgery, and I can say I wish that I had gone to Dr Timmerman sooner. Although I still am not where I used to be before my accident, her expertise has made a difference. From diagnosis to pre and post op, she and her staff are appreciated and highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gina Z – Oct 06, 2020
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I would recommend Dr. Timmerman to everyone. I am an extreme sports fanatic and have had too many injuries to count. She has done a handful of knee surgeries for me and the results have always been phenomenal. My recovery time has been shorter since I switched to Dr. Timmerman. She reviews all the options with me and does the least invasive surgery if possible. The staff at her office are rockstars I've never waited on hold and if I have a question for Dr. Timmerman they always get back to me within a couple hours. I moved to Arizona and had my last knee injury there. I got the MRI in Arizona and went to a highly recommend doctor in my area. I had Dr. Timmerman review the results of the MRI as well, they had a similar diagnosis but Dr. Timmerman was able to do the surgery without replacing another ligament. I came back to California and she was able to operate on me the next week. It's been two weeks since the surgery and my patela is tight in the correct spot and I'm back to walking!
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Kevin Cochran – May 11, 2020
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disappointing, went to see Dr. Timmerman for hip pain. she ordered xrays, and then ordered MRI. went back to see her for results. I was ten minutes early with MRI CD. sat in room waiting for her for 45 min. I could hear her out side my door talking about PB J sandwiches and kids with another patient. I did not plan on being there that long and needed to go to work. after another ten minutes I poked my head out like a wounded animal letting her know I needed to go to work. I could immediately feel her anger. when she came in the room she was defensive telling me how she needed to read the CD. I did not tell her I could hear her 30 +minute conversation. she told me my hip pain was from a Hernia and never did an exam. she was pretty cold and was not what I expect from a Doctor. Not sure if her staff failed to tell her I was in the room, or if their scheduling is bad. either way I give them all a minus. i had to click one star to leave a review......
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JR – Mar 24, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Timmerman for over 6 years now. She is the only orthopedic doctor that listens to me. She is open to new ideas, yet gives her opinion without judgment, gives me time (when she isn't over loaded because she is so popular), has a real person actually answers the phone when you call her office and has a really nice and kind staff. She has helped with my knees so I don't need to have major surgery. She also explains the progress of my arthritis each time I come in for an office visit. I really appreciate her, her work and her office staff.
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Toni Tischler – Feb 01, 2020
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I came to see Dr.Timmerman after i injured my right knee while sailing about a year ago, today i feel great! I had torn my meniscus and was in bad shape. I remembered the fantastic job she did on my left knee around 2005 (acl,pcl and meniscus damage!) and she was the first one i called. Today im back at work and after she worked on my knee i feel better than before. Id also like to mention the staff has been extremely helpful and informative.
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Sean C. – Apr 11, 2019
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we had a surgery with Dr Timmerman and we can't be happier with the results. within less than 8 weeks I am back swimming competitively and high level with no pain. thank you Dr Timmerman you are the best
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A. H. – Jan 14, 2019
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We were referred to Dr. Timmerman as being an expert in her field of orthopedics after our son dislocated his elbow for the fifth time. She quickly and accurately diagnosed the problem and set a plan to correct the issue. Her skill at surgery allowed for a quick recovery along with her specific instruction post-surgery regarding rehabilitation. Her positive "bed-side manner" made us all comfortable asking questions both before and after the surgery. Her office staff is excellent!
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Anonymous – Dec 20, 2018
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Dr. Timmerman did the surgery on my left knee. i have never felt better. Her caring and follow up shows just how much she actually cares for her patients. Her office staff are the best. No one else is ever touching my knees. Thanks Doc
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Rocky O. – Nov 29, 2018
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Dr. Timmerman was a tremendous help with diagnosis and treating for my frozen shoulder (adhesive capsilitus). She listened to my concerns and offered a treatment plan and I am now able to have the mobility in my shoulder once again. Staff is also very friendly and helpful!
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Michelle C. – Nov 06, 2018
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Dr. Timmerman is wonderful to work with! She diagnosed my knee issue and took care of me in a very timely manner! I appreciate her care, her expertise and the follow up I have received! Thank you so much!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 30, 2018
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I came to doctor Timmerman barely able to walk. She diagnosed my knee injury and gave me the best solution to make a full recovery and return back to my everyday. I am very pleased on the results.
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Jul 26, 2018
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Dr Timmerman fixed my knee. The outcome could not have been better!
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Jul 19, 2018
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After being told by another Dr. that I would have to live with the pain in my shoulder I was referred to Dr. Timmerman. Our initial conversation with Dr. Timmerman was amazing. She validated that I was in tremendous pain and confirmed that the injury could indeed be repaired. My hope was to be pain free and be able to golf again. Six months later, full range of motion, golfing with a full swing and sleeping on my left side for the first time in 2 years. She and her s...
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Jul 18, 2018
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I completely tore my left rotator cuff in the beginning of January and saw Dr. Timmerman about 4 weeks later. Once she saw my MRI she immediately told me she could get me back to 100%. I scheduled surgery for the second week in February and I felt better within the first 4 days. I was completely off the meds after the first week and within 3 weeks I had 80% better mobility than I had in weeks. I was back to 100% within 5 months. Dr. T is the absolute best.
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Jul 16, 2018
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Dr Timmerman was "the second opinion" I had received for a shoulder problem. I'm sooo thankful that I had a friend that had suggested I speak with her also. The difference between the two was night & day. I can't tell you how much more comfortable I was with Dr Timmerman and her staff after the after the first meeting. Now a few months after the surgery my shoulder has healed extremely with absolutely no complications. My range of movement is already about 90% of wha...
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Jul 16, 2018
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Expecting to take a sore shoulder with me on vacation, Dr. Timmerman evaluated my symptoms and treated me with a well-placed injection of cortisone on my first visit. My vacation was pain-free and I am a fan of Dr. Timmerman's knowledge and expertise. A five-star experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 12, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Timmerman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Timmerman treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Timmerman treats this condition more than 79% of her peers

Bursitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Timmerman treats Bursitis more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Timmerman treats this condition more than 79% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Timmerman treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Timmerman treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Timmerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Timmerman cares for athletes of all ages, from weekend warrior to world class Olympic athletes. She specializes in knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries and surgery.

Patient Testimonials

"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!"

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1992
Amer Sports Medicine Inst, Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine Fellowship Birmingham, Alabama
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Uc Davis School of Medicine - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - Davis, California
Residency Hospital
1987
Uc Davis School of Medicine - Orthopaedic Surgery Internship - Davis, California
Internship Hospital

Awards

Memberships & 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
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD?

Call (925) 952-4080 to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Timmerman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Timmerman's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Timmerman frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Knee, Bursitis, and Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Timmerman treats.

Where is Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD's office located?

Dr. Timmerman's office is located at 230 N Wiget Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)