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,...Read more

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
  • Other Education
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    4 based on 7 responses
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    • Staff
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    Experience with Dr. Kolshak
    • Level of trust in provider's decisions
       (6)
    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
       (6)
    • How well provider listens and answers questions
       (6)
    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Kolshak's Office & Staff
    • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
       (6)
    • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
       (6)
    • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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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 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. 

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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!
    in Palm Beach County, FL |
    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

      No malpractice history found for Florida.

    • 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.

    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

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors

      Dr. Kolshak has no awards or honors listed.

    • Media & Publications

      Dr. Kolshak has no media or publications listed.

    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

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    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.