Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Taunton is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital and Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus.


Rochester, MN 55905

Contact Information

(507) 284-2511

Insurance Accepted

  • American Enterprise Group
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • National Elevator
  • Principal Life
  • 4 More

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Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Synovial Biopsy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hip Replacement Revision
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Perthe's Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach to the Hip
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.


  • Drury University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Orthocarolina
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taunton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taunton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taunton to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Taunton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Onalaska, WI |
I searched for a Dr to examine a very painful knee replacement that had been done elsewhere. I wanted a Dr. that had completed a residency & fellowship. I found Dr. Taunton and saw his great reviews. During this search, one of my hips deteriorated rapidly. Hip was replaced first with anterior approach. Within a couple months, it felt completely normal. Knee was then revised with MUCH relief. Not only is Dr. Taunton very skilled, he listens, is kind and cares. That's not always easy to find.
in Frontenac, MN |
Dr. Taunton replaced my left hip using the anterior access approach. I had no pain following surgery and no pain throughout therapy. The only slight discomfort was the healing of the access area which was very minor. I strongly recommend Dr. Taunton and his excellent staff to anyone requiring replacement surgery.
in Maple Grove, MN |
Dr Taunton and staff are the greatest! I had old screws in my hip from a auto accident 40 years ago. Due to the old accident my hip needed replacement. Dr in Edina said I would require 2 surgeries, one to remove the old pins and a year later a new hip. Called Mayo Clinic for A season opinion and was thankfully referred to Dr Taunton who said no to 2 surgeries but it could all be done in one. It's been a year and a half a my hip is perfect.
in Elk River, Mn |
I received a double hip replacement from Dr Taunton in May of 2015. It is now May of 2016 and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Taunton recommended that I have both hips done at the same time as he said they were both full of arthritis and he said I would be back in 5 months wanting the other hip done if I only did one. My recovery went extremely well with the anterior approach. I could drive a car in 4 weeks and this past winter I went downtown skiing in Tahoe, Nevada!
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Dr. Taunton accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • National Elevator
  • Principal Life
  • Priority Health
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Taunton has admitting privileges

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital
201 W Center St
Rochester, MN 55902
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