Dr. Ronald Kristensen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 52
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Dr. Ronald Kristensen, MD
Dr. Ronald Kristensen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Kristensen is affiliated with St. Luke's Boise Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

703 S Americana Blvd

Boise, ID 83702

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Dr. Ronald Kristensen, MD

Dr. Ronald Kristensen, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Kristensen's Experience

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Dr. Kristensen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kristensen to family and friends
4.8
based on 29 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
Boise, ID |
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. Very difficult to get a call back from him and no help to resolve the issue. BEWARE and do your homework before you let him do your surgery!!!
in Grand View, ID |
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 & one hip replaced by him in the last 16 months and will be scheduled for the second hip as soon as possible. St. Luke's is a find facility and they are fortunate to have Dr. Kristensen on their team.
in Boise, ID |
Amazing experience with Dr. Kristensen as a doctor and a surgeon. A plus rating from me!
in Boise, ID |
Very thorough, explained all of my options, knee replacement went great (healing fast, no complications), scheduling, PA & team is awesome!!!
in Middleton, ID |
Just finished my second total knee replacement with Dr. K. Everything went perfectly with Dr. K and his St. Luke's team. My first knee was done 6 months ago and is doing great. Initially, my second knee surgery recovery is proceeding even better than the first one. A neighbor who had both of his knees done by Dr. K referred me to him, saying that he was fantastic. I totally agree with my neighbor's assessment.
in Caldwell, ID |
He seemed like he actually cared and took the time to answer questions. It was not a problem to schedule an appointment and get in to see the Dr. His nurse or assistant, Mindy, was also quite helpful with questions and helping to find resources.
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Dr. Kristensen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kristensen has admitting privileges

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID 83712
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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID 83706
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