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Dr. Timothy Kirkland, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Kirkland

EmergeOrtho PA

2165 Medical Park Dr Hickory, NC 28602

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(828) 324-2800


Dr. Timothy Kirkland, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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Dr. Kirkland accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Planned Administration Inc
Pyramid Life
Thrivent Financial
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wells Fargo Insurance

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kirkland's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirkland performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kirkland performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirkland performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kirkland performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirkland treats Joint Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kirkland treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kirkland's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Debridement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Kirkland's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kirkland

2.9

Based on 7 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I saw Dr. Kirkland for the first time this week. I had pain in my right wrist and my primary physician ordered an Xray which revealed arthritis. After that I was doing a small construction project and felt/heard a loud pop in my wrist and had severe pain. I called my primary MD and asked for a referral to ortho. Dr. Kirkland was very personable. He demonstrated an interest in what I said and in the gentle assessment he performed. Had repeat Xrays done. He efficiently met my goals of the appointment without acting hurried. I would definitely see him again and refer him to friends and family.
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He wasn’t rude to me... but he wasn’t empathetic. He seemed thorough but didn’t find anything significant
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Rude, does not listen to your pain or why you went there, my husband went to him one time and he did not act as he was a caring doctor told him his injury was not severe enough so my husband was sent for MRI by his doctor and found his source to all his pain in which is severe now been going on for six months now, was sent back to Dr. Kirkland in which told him needed to see a spine specialist he has pinched nerves. We choose not to see his partners in his practice and he again was rude!!
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My son had injury that fixed by Dr. Kirkland. The surgery went very well and we are pleased with the outcome. He explained everything very well. I would trust him again for myself or my family.
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Poor communicator, gave wrong information, as a result I had to go elsewhere for a surgical procedure.
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Biography

Dr. Timothy Kirkland, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1997
Tufts New England Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Medical University Of South Carolina Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Medical University Of South Carolina Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
The University Of Texas At Austin
Undergraduate School
1997
1996
1991
1991
1986

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

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