Dr. Tim Lenters, MD

Dr. Tim Lenters, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Tim Lenters, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read his story

350 Lafayette Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information

(616) 456-8515

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Community Health Choice
  • 22 More

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Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arm Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Lenters' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lenters "Dr. Lenters earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1999. His orthopedic surgery residency was completed in Grand Rapids, and he subsequently completed a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery at the University of Washington in 2005. He then joined River Valley Orthopedics, where is actively involved with training residents as the director of the Shoulder and Elbow curriculum for the Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. He is also involved with teaching on a national level, assisting with courses designed to train other surgeons how to properly care for and surgically treat all types of shoulder problems. Be assured that he enjoys taking care of shoulder problems. He is one of few orthopedic surgeons in Michigan who has spent additional time learning advanced shoulder surgical techniques."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lenters "Dr. Lenters has worked hard to develop a team of providers to assist with evaluation of shoulder problems, initiation of treatment, assistance with recovery, and effective communication. His team includes athletic trainers, physician assistants, and medical assistants. By seeing a high volume of patients with shoulder problems, this team has become skilled in taking great care of patients with shoulder problems. We try to tailor treatment to patients' particular needs."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture


  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.


  • Calvin College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lenters has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lenters' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lenters to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Lenters' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Weatherford, TX |
I found and chose Dr. Lenter after an exhaustive search and vetting process. There are so few "shoulder only" specialists in our region, and he is one. I am a 58 year old male, and underwent a Total Shoulder Replacement with Dr. Lenters at St. Mary Hospital in Grand Rapids. My overall experience and outcome to date is a 10 on a 1-10 scale. My arthritic pain is gone, and I am confident that diligently following my rehab as prescribed will one day open activities previously "off-limits" to me.
in Sparta, MI |
Dr. Lenters is the definition of a specialist. He reconstructed my shoulder which was inoperable due to every tendon being torn loose from the rotar cuff, including the bicep. 6 months after surgery i have total movement in my shoulder without any pain. I can never thank him enough for his expertise.
in Hesperia |
After our family doctor referred me to Dr. Lenters, MD I placed my total confidence in his ability to replace my right shoulder which had been been repaired one year ago, the shoulder never was right and so I opted for replacement, the surgery was almost painless, as the Doctor had explained, the recovery was very swift and after two months I am almost back to my old self. The follow up has been sensational and all of his staff have been first class. Thanks to all Tom Deater
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Dr. Lenders was there for me when another doctor said that nothing was wrong with my shoulder. He did a scope and found a torn rotator cuff and bicep. Getting ready to start p.t. but have no pain. Thank you, Dr. Lenders!!!
in Holland, Mi. |
I had reverse shoulder surgery last June and Dr. Lenters was my surgeon. I am so happy with results of my new shoulder. I would highly recommend him . If I ever had to have my other shoulder done he's the only I would go to. My shoulder feels great and I have the strength back in it that I didn't have before. I'm back to doing most everything that I did before my shoulder was damaged.
in Fremont, MI |
Very courteous and professional. More importantly, excellent surgeon, who also takes the time to explain procedure and recovery expectations. I had a arthroscopic right rotator cuff repair that was very successful. My pain was minimal and well controlled, no infection or complications, my shoulder/arm feel great, and I have little to no limitations in strength or flexibility .
RVO is committed to the advancement of medical techniques, deep-rooted in our pledge for continuing education, and are pleased to see patients like you are reaping the benefits from our physicians with excellent diagnosis and care.
in Denver, CO |
Knowledgeable and good bed side manner
Thanks for your kind words, we wish you much continued health!
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Dr. Lenters accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network
    Group Employees PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
    Preferred PPO
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Lenters has admitting privileges

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus
200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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