Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

Dr. Michael Taunton, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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39 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Michael Taunton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • American Enterprise Group
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • National Elevator
  • Principal Life
  • Priority Health
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Taunton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Taunton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

38  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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20  Procedures

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.

Education

  • 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

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taunton to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Taunton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Taunton and his staff are the best. They have replaced my left hip joint and both knees. I am 74 and get around like I was 60. I highly recommend him.
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Outstanding - takes the time with patients to fully understand and explain procedure, risks and help the patient make choices. Supported by and outstanding team and PA
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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