Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Kaplan
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Per Diem PA Services LLC

1579 Straits Tpke Middlebury, CT 06762

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Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Middlebury, CT and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Mary's Hospital and Waterbury Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kaplan to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kaplan

3.3

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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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Dr. Kaplan is an amazing surgeon. I’m 6 weeks out from surgery. At 5 weeks I already had ROM of 120. I’m walking with slight stiffness, doing exercises without pain, stairs and driving. If you need a knee replacement he is your surgeon hands down!!!
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Jean Geraci – Dec 24, 2020
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I was basically told today you are on your own and stay in pain
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Susan Goodman – Dec 03, 2020
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Terrible bedside manner, sarcastic and oftentimes had me see his PA. He stalled me for months to replace my knee so I chose a true professional and am extremely happy I did.
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Apr 14, 2020
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Went in for a torn meniscus snd came out with a carved out knee
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Joanne Hart – Feb 29, 2020
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Dr. Kaplan is an amazing and caring doctor. I had a full knee replacement and he was great. I recommend him.
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Feb 24, 2020
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Very satisfactory
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
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Mary Krivicky – Jan 29, 2020
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My father had a knee replacement surgery which was not entirely successful. He was told to give it another year or so for his knee to fully recover. If not, Dr. Kaplan would perform a minor procedure to fix it. 2 years later his knee was in as much pain as before. During our last visit, I asked about my father's upcoming surgery and what had gone wrong in the first place. Dr. Kaplan suggested that my father perhaps had not taken care of his knee the proper way after the surgery. Dr. Kaplan then preceded to say "I wouldn't put your father through another surgery because of his age (early 70s) if I was you, I will not do it, there isn't really anything else I can do"...He then handed me my dad's entire medical history folder. Most disturbing to me, however, was the fact that Dr. Kaplan recorded our entire conversation with a female assistant as a witness the whole time. Upon talking to other patients we realize that it isn't the first time this happens with Dr. Kaplan.
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  • Office environment
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 21, 2020
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Staff and Physicians are excellent ! I won't go anywhere else!
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Sep 20, 2019
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Awesome!! Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Carlson are the BEST!
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Sep 20, 2019
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This review is not for Dr. Kaplan, but for office receptionists. I didn’t have a chance to meet the doctor because the service is awful. By using your “Request Appointment” website - I requested an appointment and waited to hear from the office. When I called - receptionist told me that someone called and left me a voice message. It was not true. Dr. Kaplan, I hope I’m the only one who has to look for another doctor because your receptionists don’t do their work.
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Valentina Atamanenko in Naugatuck, CT – Oct 05, 2017
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Horrible doctor and horrible person. Good thing I went and got a second opinion
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Fairfield, CT – May 09, 2017
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Called office two days to make appointment. Received a call back the first day @500 pm. I was not home. Message said called the at 9am to make appointment Again not able to speak to any one. Left message again. Did not receive a call back. This type of patient service is not welcoming. Will be calling another practice in the am
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Naugatuck, CT – Apr 20, 2017
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Straight to the point. Tells you as it is.
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Jake in Middletown, CT – Feb 01, 2016
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Superb clinician.
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Dec 20, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Middlebury, CT and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Am Sports Med Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1992
U Vt Coll Med
Residency Hospital
1988
U Vt Coll Med
Internship Hospital
1987
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kaplan frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kaplan treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD's office located?

Dr. Kaplan's office is located at 1579 Straits Tpke, Middlebury, CT 06762. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kaplan speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Kaplan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaplan treats Osteoarthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kaplan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaplan treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kaplan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaplan treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kaplan treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Kaplan's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Locations

Practice

Per Diem PA Services LLC1579 Straits Tpke Middlebury, CT 06762
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Orthpaedic & Sports Medicine Associates P.A.440 Old Hook Rd Emerson, NJ 07630
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Mary's Hospital

Waterbury, CT

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Waterbury Hospital

Waterbury, CT

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average