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

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4.4 out of 5

178 Ratings
13 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

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

4.4 out of 5

178 Ratings
13 Comments
 

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Fractures, Open; Arthritis, Infectious; Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary; 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

4.4 out of 5

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.178 Ratings
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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
4.4
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.4
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.5
CP spoke using clear language
4.5
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.6
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.4
Patients' confidence in CP
4.5
Time CP spent with patient
4.3
Wait time at clinic
4.0



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.

8/17/2017

_____ took his time, but did not seem to fully understand my complaints or sympathize with my situation.

5/23/2017

After working with a difficult doctor though 2 back surgeries, it has been such a comfort and relief to find *Dr. Birkedal and totally trust him to care for me as he would for his wife. He is so careful to be sure I know and understand everything that is going on. He has already done one major surgery on my back and was adamant with my family about my post operative care.

3/30/2017

This was my first an only surgery and and hospital stay. I could not imagine a better experience anywhere else.

3/29/2017

Very good have no complaints.

3/27/2017

I can not express enough my gratitude to Dr John Birkadal for his excellence in caring for me. My entire life has resumed back to a normal status. I can walk and walk without pain. The opportunitys offered to me during my months of care has excelled all expectations. I am grateful for this quality of care. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express myself. Helen Gwyn

3/10/2017

The Doctor I had was very good and explained thing to us we need to know.

2/27/2017

In general this provider hasn't listened to my concerns. And has a very distasteful demeanor. Did not want to hear I was in pain and told my to "eat" Tylenol for the excruciating pain in my back. Finally got an intern to listen to me about the pain.

2/21/2017

Dr Birkadale has seen my husband and did surgery on him. He is very kind and understanding toward his patient and when my caregiver suggested I see a spine doctor I asked if I could see him. I was very impressed with his care with my husband and felt very sure he could help me in a care plan for my upper spine issue. I would definitely recommend him and his staff.

12/22/2016

I would recommend *Dr. Birkedal to anyone who has spine problems -

12/19/2016

Dr. Birkedal was highly recommended to me by a colleague who was successfully operated on by Dr. Birkedal.

12/16/2016

I think it will enjoy him as my doctor

12/6/2016

*Dr.Birkedal was a great listener and I trusted him immediately with my health!

11/15/2016

Good.

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