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John Peter Birkedal, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

197 Ratings
21 Comments
 

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedic Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures, Cervical Disc Arthroplasty, Cervical, Lumbar, Thoracic Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries and Reconstruction, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Scoliosis

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About Dr. Birkedal

Dr. Peter Birkedal is an Orthopaedics Specialist, a Neurology co-partner, practicing at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. Inspired by his brother’s automobile accident, Birkedal finds fulfillment in helping Orthopaedics patients greatly relieve their pain and condition.

Education & Training

  • M.D., Creighton University School of Medicine, 1996
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2001
  • Fellowship, Spine, U Hosps Of Cleveland, 2002

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships

  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • North Carolina Spine Society
  • North American Spine Assn
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • AO Spine International
  • Am Board Of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Christian Med And Dental Socie
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • The Herndon Society

NPI Number

  • 1720062128
John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

197 Ratings
21 Comments
 

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Fractures, Open; Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary; Arthritis, Infectious; Femoral Fractures; Knee Joint
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Academic: 336-713-4089 | Department: 336-716-8200

Recent Publications

Survey of conventional and complementary and alternative therapy in patients with low back pain. O'Gara T, Kemper KJ, Birkedal J, Curl W, Miller N, Abadie B.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2016;25(1):27-33.

(Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures. Bhandari M, Tornetta P III, Rampersad SA, Sprague S, Heels-Ansdell D, Sanders DW, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Walter S, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,.. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(4):183-189.

Risk of septic knee following retrograde intramedullary nailing of open and closed femur fractures. Halvorson JJ, Barnett M, Jackson B, Birkedal JP.. J Orthop Surg Res. 2012;7():7.

Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results. Simunovic N, Walter S, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, Guyatt GH, Schemitsch E, Tornetta P III, Sanders D, Swiontkowski M, Bhandari M, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER,.. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011;64(9):1023-1033.

Use of both short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire and short form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant. Busse JW, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Heels-Ansdell D, Mandel S, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P III, Wai E, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,.. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009;62(11):1210-1217.

Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures. Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Tornetta P III, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Sanders D, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER, Ward WG, Shilt JS,.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90(12):2567-2578.

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Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedic Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures, Cervical Disc Arthroplasty, Cervical, Lumbar, Thoracic Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries and Reconstruction, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Scoliosis
John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Neurosurgery

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Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.197 Ratings
21 Comments


 

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.5
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.6
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.6
Patients' confidence in CP
4.6
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
4.1



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

10/12/2016

Glad the provider did personally examine the patient after getting the report from the PA. Hands on is always better than hearing about it second hand. I felt better with the more experienced physician's direct exam.

9/13/2016

my problem is congenital. but instead of another surgery he ordered phy. therapy. yea

9/3/2016

I couldn't ask for a better doctor than Dr. Birkedal. Would definitely recommend him. Very easy to talk to and his concern about my health.

8/16/2016

The resident working with Dr Birkedal was very thorough and considerate. When Dr Birkedal came in he was already updated by the resident and ready to make his own evaluation. Explained everything and set my treatment path.

8/2/2016

Care provider was long time coming in my room, and very abrupt & quick about leaving the room.

7/12/2016

My wife is having low-back problems, and she is interested in a future appointment with Dr. Birkedal for herself.

5/20/2016

excellent in my book

5/18/2016

All good.

5/2/2016

Good.

4/20/2016

Cannot imagine a better provider

4/19/2016

Wonderful experience....I have recommended Dr Birkedal to many patients. I would not let anyone else do back surgery on me!!!

4/18/2016

Dr John is an excellent Dr, very respectful and great clinical skills.

4/17/2016

Dr. Birkedal gave me a lot of time, knew about my problem, explained to me in a way I could easily understand, guided me in what course of action I should follow, and set up a follow-up appointment. He definitely is knowledgeable about my back problem, pain, spine, sciatica. I feel confident he will get me through this. He is the best doctor I have ever encountered -- caring and well educated, understanding, perceptive. I cannot say enough good about Dr. Birkendal.

4/12/2016

exhibiting high standards

3/18/2016

We've told quite a few people, how wonderful *Dr. Birkedal is!!

2/29/2016

Dr. Birkedal was not aware of my surgeries until I mentioned them even though I had seen him in the past. Doesn't anyone read our records prior to encountering the patient?

2/23/2016

Dr. Birkedal was one of the most wonderful doctors I've ever seen.

2/9/2016

Dr. Birkedal is an excellent surgeon.

1/28/2016

The surgery that *Dr. Birkedal accomplished the desired result - No pain in left hip and leg.

1/21/2016

Excellent!

12/21/2015

Didn't discuss medications that I can remember. Dr. Birkedal answered all my questions thoroughly. I told him I really didn't know which Dr. I would use for the surgery and he told me to go home and when I felt at peace about it, then I would know. I liked that answer and I especially liked him and felt he gave me good advice.

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