Dr. Samuel Harmsen, MD

Dr. Samuel Harmsen, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
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Age 39
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Dr. Samuel Harmsen, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Harmsen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Harmsen "Dr. Samuel Harmsen is thrilled to be joining the outstanding physicians at The Orthopedic Clinic Association. He is fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery with advanced training in complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction. Dr. Harmsen specializes in the treatment of all shoulder and elbow conditions including sports related, reconstructive, and traumatic injury. He performs arthroscopic and open surgical techniques and is uniquely skilled with reverse shoulder replacement and revision shoulder surgery. He also treats general orthopaedic trauma of the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Harmsen was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the University of Utah majoring in Japanese and Asian Studies, interrupting his studies to serve a two-year mission for his church in Japan. Prior to medical school he enjoyed several years of ski instructing at one of his favorite ski resorts, Deer Valley, UT. Dr. Harmsen has had the opportunity to train under some of the world's most renowned leaders in shoulder and elbow surgery. Following orthopaedic residency, he completed a complex shoulder and elbow fellowship at the San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic under Drs. Tom Norris and James Kelly. After fellowship, he extended his training by spending time with Dr. Laurent LaFosse in Annecy, France, and Dr. Pascal Boileau in Nice, France. This specialty training has helped him gain unique skills in advanced shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and reconstruction that are not widely available in Arizona. Dr. Harmsen is very active in orthopedic research, having published and presented at a number of local, national, and international meetings. His primary area of interest is shoulder surgery, particularly in clinical results with shoulder arthroplasty. Dr. Harmsen plans to establish the Arizona Shoulder and Elbow Institute and, together with TOCA, develop a center of excellence within Arizona for shoulder and elbow research, education, and patient care. Dr. Harmsen likes to create a professional but relaxed clinical atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable and able to ask questions freely. He wants you to leave each visit confident and encouraged. His clinical approach is centered around each patient's individual concerns and goals. He believes that clear communication, patient education, and patient participation are vital to the success of any treatment, whether operative or non-operative. RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harmsen "To help people achieve health for life."

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Harmsen does not have any board certifications listed.

51  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
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33  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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 Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • The San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand Ases Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Harmsen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Harmsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harmsen's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harmsen to family and friends
52 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

  • 5
    (47)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Harmsen'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 (20)

Arrogant and dismissive. He may have surgical skills, but his bedside manner is in need of repair.
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In a ladder fall, I suffered a radial head fracture where the radial head was completely broken off. I was discharged from the hospital and told to find my own surgeon who would take my health insurance. Thank God I found Dr. Harmsen. After listening to my concerns, scheduled surgery as fast as...more
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The doctor was very nice, though I do not like his idea of pain control. With a ripped tendon and bicep muscle, he refused to give any pain medicine. With all the hubbub about pain meds being abused I think he is afraid to prescribe any. While he did give me a shot in the shoulder which helped for...more
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Dr. Harmsen is very skilled and kind. My elbow surgery went far better than expected. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
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Very impressed, taken right in for x-ray. Dr. came in explained everything about my condition and referred me to PT with no follow up unless I had no improvement with PT
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