Dr. Michael Kalson, MD

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Age 64
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Dr. Michael Kalson, MD
Dr. Kalson is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He attended medical school at Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. He came to Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties shortly after completing his orthopedic training. Dr. Kalson established Academy Orthopedics in 1986, becoming the first orthopedic practice in Forsyth County. During this time he has played an active role in the provision of orthopedic services at hospitals in the community as well as serving on their executive committees. Dr. Kalson speaks to numerous medical and civic organizations and is an active supporter of many youth athletic activities in our community. Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce honored him as a Top Five Finalist for Small Business Person of the Year 2004. Dr. Kalson specializes in spinal surgery, joint replacement surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Kalson is trained in the newest Kyphoplasty procedure for the treatment of Spinal fractures. Dr. Kalson gladly tours area businesses to become familiar with the workers' environments in order to provide more accurate Workers' Compensation preventative care.

Cumming Office and Surgery Center

318 Tribble Gap Rd

Cumming, GA 30040

Contact Information

(770) 271-9857

Dr. Michael Kalson, MD

Dr. Michael Kalson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Kalson's Experience

Dr. Kalson'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Med College Penn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Kalson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kalson to family and friends
based on 153 total reviews (50 with comments)
Dr. Kalson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (50)
Cumming, GA |
Had to call twice begging in pain to even have them call me back. Then told to take Tylenol. If Tylenol worked, I wouldn't have called begging for them to do something. I'm not looking for drugs, just to have the hurting stop. These people don't care! Avoid them!
dahlonega GA |
awesome Doctor had lower back surgery over 25 years ago have not had any trouble,also carpal tunnel surgery both hands no problems very caring Doctor explained Very well Highly Recommend
in Cumming, GA |
Recommend everyone if they have the same issue as me. Dr. Kalson and staff are great!
in Cumming, GA |
Excellent office visits all questions answered.
in Cumming, GA |
The treatment I recieved by Dr. Kalson and his staff has been great! Came in with back pain and they fixed me right up.
in Cumming, GA |
Very friendly and listened to my concerns and answered my questions.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr. Kalson did bilateral knee replacements and I am very happy with my results. I want to dance all the time now.
in Cumming, GA |
My experience with Dr. Kalson has been great. I would refer anyone to Dr. Kalson when having a problem with knees.
in Cumming, GA |
Excellent Doctor, would recommend and very precise .
in Atlanta, GA |
After months of treatment he did not find or diagnose the source of my pain after a work related fall/injury. He said he couldn't do anything to help me and to just live with it. Then he released me back to work, still in a lot pain, with some pain meds. Seems to be more of an advocate for Worker's Compensation than for the patient.
in Cumming, GA |
Never experience the feeling of being rushed, plenty of time to answer questions.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr Kalson and his staff were great! Always available to answer questions.
in Cumming, GA |
His recommendations were outstanding for my back pain. Thank you for your care.
in Cumming, GA |
Thorough and friendly.
in Cumming, GA |
Prpfessional and competent.
in Cumming, GA |
Pleasant. Knowleable.
in Cumming, GA |
The staff were great to work with.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr. Kalson and his group are very efficient and gentle. They are also timely on appointments.
in Cumming, GA |
Fully discussed issue and plans.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr. Kalson listened to my concerns and gave me satisfactory answers.
in Cumming, GA |
Could be more nurturing.
in Cumming, GA |
Surgery excellent informative all questions answered No complaints.
in Cumming, GA |
Very friendly.
in Cumming, GA |
Straight and to the point. Took a horrible situation and made me whole again.
in Atlanta, GA |
They have always been kind and attentive.
in Stanfield, NC |
Previous patient - Dr Kalson is very knowledgeable and examination is thorough.
in Gadsden, AL |
Really great staff. Makes you feel like a part of the family.
in Fairfax, SC |
Dr. Kalson is always very professional and thorough. The staff is always very friendly.
in Cumming, GA |
Very good .
in Cumming, GA |
Professional,personable and proficient. Knowledgable.
in Charlotte, NC |
He gave me a diagnosis which is what I wanted. He followed through and was thorough.
in Cumming, GA |
He was great and talked everything through with us.
in Cumming, GA |
Direct, no nonsense.
in Cumming, GA |
Doctor was thorough and kind.
in Atlanta, GA |
Explains problem, offers options.
in Cumming, GA |
I am very pleased with Dr. kalson explaining the problem I have and his concern, I will let anyone I know about him.
in Cumming, GA |
Excellent practice
in Cumming, GA |
Very conerned, polite,takes time to explain,understanding.
in Cumming, GA |
I have had great experiences with Dr. Kalson.
in Cumming, GA |
Friendly, courteous, caring and professional staff and physicians.
in Cumming, GA |
Very bright person and excellent surgeon.
in Cumming, GA |
Staff is very friendly--back office and front office. Dr. Kalson has a good bedside manner.
in Cumming, GA |
Everyone is very nice and pleasant.
in Cumming, GA |
Everyone was very nice, could not ask for better.
in Cumming, GA |
Office has done me good
in Cumming, GA |
r Very satisfied treatment wonderful.
in Cumming, GA |
He was very knowledgable about my husband's condition and diagnosed it immediately.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr Kalson explained procedure adequately and all staff were attentive to my needs.
in Cumming, GA |
Experienced Doctor, nice staff. Hopefully waiting time was shorter.
in Cumming, GA |
He is great and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Kalson accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
    Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kalson has admitting privileges

Northside Hospital - Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
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Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth
3620 Howell Ferry Rd
Duluth, GA 30096
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