Dr. Laura W. Kolshak, MD

Dr. Laura W. Kolshak, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female | 43 years old

The mission of Hand and Wrist Specialist of the Palm Beaches is to provide high-quality, compassionate, and patient centered health care. We believe that all patients are entitled to excellent health care from childhood to adulthood. By using cutting edge medical technology and providing our staff with the most efficient tools, we are able to provide our patients with not only excellent clinical care, but a pleasant office experience.Read more

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The mission of Hand and Wrist Specialist of the Palm Beaches is to provide high-quality, compassionate, and patient centered health care. We believe that all patients are entitled to excellent health care from childhood to adulthood. By using cutting edge medical technology and providing our staff with the most efficient tools, we are able to provide our patients with not only excellent clinical care, but a pleasant office experience.Read more

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Experience with Dr. Kolshak
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (5)
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We welcome your feed-back on how we are doing. We know that not every experience will be stellar, and bumps in the road to getting you better are inevitable. We humbly request that you would give us the opportunity to remedy any situation that you may have found unsatisfactory before posting a negative comment. You may call and speak to the Practice Administrator directly without any middle-men...

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Im so glad i went to see Dr kolshak. I was so worried about never using my hand again after i broke it. She was awesome and got me back to normal. Great office!
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I would not recommend her, for the following: #1. she gave me a simple, generic wrist brace that costs maybe $30 on Amazon or at CVS, and charged me $60 and another $130 for fitting it. There was no fitting involved, it is just a generic wrist wrap that comes in one size. I feel ripped off. #2. Has a sour temperament. #3. I visited another Orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion. I asked him his opinion of Dr. Kolshak, and he said she's a mediocre surgeon and a strange person.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Conditions Treated

  • Animal Bite
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Numbness
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    St Georges University

    Graduated in 2001

    State University Of New York At Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Internship Hospital
    Kaleida Health

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    State University of New York At Buffalo

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Hamilton

    Graduated in 1994

  • Other Education
    SUNY At Buffalo-Masters Of Science

    Completed in 1996

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Kolshak'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 Hand Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kolshak's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Kolshak

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Kolshak's Care Philosophy

The mission of Hand and Wrist Specialist of the Palm Beaches is to provide high-quality, compassionate, and patient centered health care. We believe that all patients are entitled to excellent health care from childhood to adulthood. By using cutting edge medical technology and providing our staff with the most efficient tools, we are able to provide our patients with not only excellent clinical care, but a pleasant office experience.
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Dr. Kolshak says...

We welcome your feed-back on how we are doing. We know that not every experience will be stellar, and bumps in the road to getting you better are inevitable. We humbly request that you would give us the opportunity to remedy any situation that you may have found unsatisfactory before posting a negative comment. You may call and speak to the Practice Administrator directly without any middle-men trying to block the way. With that being said, we truly want to know about anything that may have may your visit with us less than pleasant. How can we improve if we don't know what isn't right?

Also, we LOVE to hear about how we met, or hopefully exceeded, your expectations. That way we can make sure to keep doing the things that make us shine while working on our not-so-great parts. (Yes, even WE admit that we aren't perfect.) Post your experience here so that the world knows where to go if they ever find themselves in the same predicament you were in.