Dr. Patrick Hurlbut, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Hurlbut
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC

4130 Pioneer Woods Dr Lincoln, NE 68506

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(402) 489-4700

Dr. Patrick Hurlbut, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lincoln, NE and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hurlbut has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hand/Wrist, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bryan East Campus and CHI Health St. Elizabeth. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hurlbut to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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(402) 489-4700

Dr. Hurlbut accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hurlbut

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hurlbut treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hurlbut treats other conditions, please contact the office at (402) 489-4700.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Glenoid Labrum Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut treats Shoulder Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Trigger Finger
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut treats Trigger Finger more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Carpal Tunnel Release
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut performs Carpal Tunnel Release more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 42% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut treats Elbow Injuries more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hurlbut treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 40% of their peers

Dr. Hurlbut treats this condition more than 40% of their peers

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Dr. Hurlbut's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Hurlbut's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hurlbut

4.4

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Hurlbut was great but my appointment was at 2:30 am didn’t get till 4. Need surgery on broken bone but could not get it done till 15 days later. He did my knees an great job but not so much this time.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 29, 2019
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After I was misdiagnosed by two different doctors, he found the problem and rush scheduled surgery for me. He took the time the explain everything in layman’s for me along the way. He was extremely friendly, respectful and efficient for the entirety of my experience with him. He is the benchmark of a person and doctor that everyone should strive to be.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Steven Robinson in Lincoln – Jul 27, 2018
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Excellent Doctor! Did an incredible job fixing my daughters arm!
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Travis Filing in Panama, NE – Feb 09, 2018
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Dr hurlbut beyond being meticulous and having great bedside manner, was patient, kind, took time to answer questions as well as did the apporopriate research for a very intriuquite procedure
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive for excellence in orthopedic care of the shoulder, elbow and hand. I provide individualized treatment for your problem, not a cooke cutter or...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1994
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Vt College Med
Residency Hospital
1989
U Vt Coll Med
Internship Hospital
1988
Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Medical School
1984
Sveriges Lantbrulesuniversitet In Uppsala, Sweden
1983
University Of Nebraska
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC

Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC4130 Pioneer Woods Dr Lincoln, NE 68506
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bryan East Campus

Lincoln, NE

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)

CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Lincoln, NE

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Fillmore County Hospital

Geneva, NE

89% Patient experience rating, 20% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Lincoln Surgical Hospital

Lincoln, NE

91% Patient experience rating, 22% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Thayer County Health Services

Hebron, NE

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Warren Memorial Hospital

Friend, NE
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