John Peter Birkedal, M.D.
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fractures, Open; Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary; Arthritis, Infectious; Femoral Fractures; Knee Joint
Academic: 336-713-4089 | Department: 336-716-8200
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
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
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."
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my problem is congenital. but instead of another surgery he ordered phy. therapy. yea
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.
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.
Care provider was long time coming in my room, and very abrupt & quick about leaving the room.
My wife is having low-back problems, and she is interested in a future appointment with Dr. Birkedal for herself.
excellent in my book
Cannot imagine a better provider
Wonderful experience....I have recommended Dr Birkedal to many patients. I would not let anyone else do back surgery on me!!!
Dr John is an excellent Dr, very respectful and great clinical skills.
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.
exhibiting high standards
We've told quite a few people, how wonderful *Dr. Birkedal is!!
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?
Dr. Birkedal was one of the most wonderful doctors I've ever seen.
Dr. Birkedal is an excellent surgeon.
The surgery that *Dr. Birkedal accomplished the desired result - No pain in left hip and leg.
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.
*Dr. Birkedal was very friendly. Referred by *Dr. Syed.
Dr Birkedal is not only a great doctor he also is a great person. We are so thankful to God for sending him to do my surgery. The whole team was great and very helpful to my making my decision to have this surgery. Thank you Dr Birkedal and the whole Wake Med team for all you have done. God bless you all
Could have provided more information about actual procedure and recovery time line
MD spent minimal time in room. Resident working with MD was polite and a good listener, however when MD came in the room he explained his view of the issue, showed me 1-2 exercises (to prove his dx) and told me to go to physical therapy. There was not an opportunity to answer questions/express concerns.
Dr. Birkedal is a gentleman.
*Dr. Birkedal is one of the best doctors I have ever deal with!
*Dr. Birkedal is an excellent dr.
Likelihood of my recommending this doctor is based not on his service, but on my physical therapist's positive words about him.
Rude and unconcerned with my issues
Since I waited so long I expected five minutes with him.
very competent in his field. very caring and concerned about overall health. excellent personal skills.
My first visit to this provider was impressed, showed concern for my visit.
Everyone I talk to that needs a doctor I give them *Dr. Birkedal & the phone number.
*Dr. Birkedal is awesome! I am very pleased with the care I received!
I trust his medical competency. However, to be nearly 2 hours behind at 9 am, isn't ok. I received not apologies or explanations.
I have always had an excellent experience and have the highest confidence in Dr. Birkedal
The nurses & doctors are great!
I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Birkedal.
*Dr. Birkedal is an awesome doctor.
Dr. B is and has been very caring about me as a patient. He follows-up to make sure that things are going well and his staff is just as caring and pleasant as he is.
Very strong to do.
I have left every visit very impressed with the total care provided.