Dr. Ronald Kristensen, MD

Dr. Ronald Kristensen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Ronald Kristensen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Meridian, ID and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

3399 E Louise Dr Ste 200

Meridian, ID 83642

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Kristensen'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kristensen "Ronald M. Kristensen, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Davis and his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Swedish Hospital, both in Seattle. Dr. Kristensen joined Boise Orthopedic Clinic in 1996, and has served as a member of the Physicians' Advisory Council at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

76  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

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25  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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

  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Wa School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Virginia Mason Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kristensen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • St. Lukes Boise Meridian, Chair, Department of Orthopedics

Dr. Kristensen's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kristensen to family and friends
30 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Kristensen'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Near perfection! Had both hips replaced in 2016. Dr K, his P.A and staff were great!
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Wow... If I could leave 0 stars for Dr. Kristensen, I would. Please don't let this "salesman" talk you into a total knee replacement. Do your homework and talk to better qualified surgeons. He did mine and had to have a revision. It was more disappointing regarding the way he handled the situation....more
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Dr. Kristensen is without a doubt the finest knee & hip replacement surgeon in the Northwest and I would expect that he is in the top 10 in the nation. He is a fine physician with an endearing personality. He treats each & every patient as though they are his only concern. I have had both knees...more
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Amazing experience with Dr. Kristensen as a doctor and a surgeon. A plus rating from me!
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Very thorough, explained all of my options, knee replacement went great (healing fast, no complications), scheduling, PA & team is awesome!!!
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