Dr. Todd Ulmer, MD

Dr. Todd Ulmer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(69)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Todd Ulmer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

10101 SE Main St Ste 3008

Portland, OR 97216

Contact Information

(503) 253-1223

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
  • ODS Health Plan
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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ulmer "Dr. Ulmer is an orthopedic surgeon with a primary interest in the treatment of disorders of the knee and shoulder, and has undertaken fellowship training in sports medicine. His goal is to offer quality medical care to injured athletes, from the recreational to elite level. He seeks also to offer the same level of care for virtually all knee and shoulder injuries or degenerative conditions resulting from an accident or work related event. His primary sub-specialty interest is in arthroscopic surgery, knee and shoulder reconstruction and joint replacement, as well as treatment for most sports related fractures and trauma. His goal is to help patients achieve the earliest possible return to full function through education, prescription or therapeutic exercise, and appropriate surgical intervention when indicated."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 3/23/2011
    Amount or Range: $400,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Claim bilateral pain pump catheters were known to cause chondrolysis degeneration or cartilage damage when placed in the intra-articular spaces of the shoulder after arthroscopic surgery. Claim failure to warn or advise of the risk. Injury claimed is permanent loss of cartilage in both shoulders with loss of mobility and function.
    State: Oregon
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

  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ulmer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ulmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ulmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ulmer to family and friends
4.9
based on 69 total reviews (22 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (69)

  • 5
    (67)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Ulmer'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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

in Portland Oregon
I saw Dr. Ulmer for my right shoulder surgery-while i had seen another doctor who wanted to give me a 6" incision Dr. Ulmer made 5 or 6 small incisions to repair torn rotar as wells as tendons hanging by a thread. I also had a hole in my shoulder so it was way worse than the MRI had showed. I was...more
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Dr. Ulmer provides excellent care. Long ago I severely injured my shoulder and have just been working with it as best I could, I reinjured it at work and was treated under Workers Comp. Dr. Ulmer did a first-rate job repairing the damage. His office staff are great and handled WC with no trouble....more
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in Gresham, OR
I would highly recommend Dr. Ulmer. He was a great surgeon and explained everything to me before hand. He told me the average recovery time and was right. It was a pleasure to have him as my doctor.
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in Portland, OR
My injury was a WC claim. But I feel so confident in Dr. Ulmers abilities that I switched insurance carriers so that I can be seen by Dr. Ulmer in the near future about my increasing knee and hip problems.
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in Hillsboro, OR
I would definitely recommend Dr. Ulmer. He is very knowledgeable, kind, empathetic and professional He spent over an hour with me at my initial appointment, explaining to me what needed to be done to my shoulder, going over test result and answering every single question I had. I always felt...more
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