Dr. Samuel Harmsen, MD

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Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Male

Dr. Samuel Harmsen, MD
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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    4.8
    based on 28 total reviews (6 with comments)
    Dr. Harmsen's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
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      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (6)
    in Phoenix AZ |
    Excellent bedside manners, friendly, my surgery was a total success. No waiting time in the office.
    in Phoenix, AZ |
    Dr. Harmsen took care of a rotator cuff injury for me. My recovery is progressing extremely well and I believe that is entirely due to Dr. Harmsens' skill. During visits with him and in planning the surgery Dr. Harmsen was very pleasant and professional, explained my options and the process completely, without talking down to me as another in his position might. I really don't have the ability to say how thoroughly pleased I am with his manner and his work.
    in Gilbert, AZ |
    I had adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) of my left shoulder. I admit I was skeptical that my problem would be resolved with just cortisone shots and physical therapy. However, after three months of therapy and two cortisone shots, I regained my mobility. Dr. Harmsen was very thorough in explaining why he felt surgery should be the last option. He answered all my questions and I sincerely appreciated that.
    in tempe, az |
    The injection into my shoulder for pain was done efficiently and after a thorough examination. He spoke clearly of expected outcomes and probable effectiveness in my age group. He listened carefully and asked appropriate questions. Would recommend him to others without hesitation.
    in apache junctionPhoenix, AZ |
    went in for shoulder pain took x rays said shoulder was separated said go to the er and have it put back so hafter 187.50 later at the er shoulder is not separated it has scar tissue
    in Gilbert, AZ |
    Dr Harmsen has an excellent bed side manner, very knowledgable and patient.I had a revisitation surgery on my right shoulder. Going in there were a lot of existing unknowns and several different things that could have negative results on the operation everything was explained patiently and thoroughly by Dr Harmsen. The operation was very successful even though a bone graph was necessary. My shoulder is good and I am very pleased with Dr Harmsen. Highly recommend him for any shoulder issues.
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    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. 

    Dr. Harmsen's Care Philosophy

    To help people achieve health for life.

    Dr. Harmsen says...

    Shoulder & Elbow Specialist, Arthroscopy, Reconstructive Surgery & Orthopedic Trauma

    Dr. Harmsen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

    Education

    • Medical School
      George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences

      Graduated in 2009

    • Residency Hospital
      Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency

      Completed in 2014

    • Fellowship Hospital
      The San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand ASES Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

      Completed in 2015

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Utah

      Graduated in 2005

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

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

    Procedures Performed

    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Reconstruction
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Resurfacing
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injection