Dr. Laura A. Timmerman, MD

Dr. Laura A. Timmerman, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Female | 56 years old

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 Read more

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

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!

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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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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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic 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)

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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