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

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4.5 out of 5

183 Ratings
24 Comments
 

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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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, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2001
  • Fellowship, Spine, U Hosps Of Cleveland, 2002

Memberships

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

NPI Number

  • 1720062128
John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

183 Ratings
24 Comments
 

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
Neurosurgery

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Academic: 336-713-4089 | Department: 336-716-8200

Recent Publications

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

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,. (Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(4):183-189.

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

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,. Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011;64(9):1023-1033.

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,. Use of both short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire and short form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009;62(11):1210-1217.

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,. Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90(12):2567-2578.

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Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

Clinical Interests

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

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
Neurosurgery

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Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.183 Ratings
24 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
4.5
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.5
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.6
Patients' confidence in CP
4.6
Time CP spent with patient
4.4
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.

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.

11/30/2015

*Dr. Birkedal was very friendly. Referred by *Dr. Syed.

10/28/2015

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

10/26/2015

Could have provided more information about actual procedure and recovery time line

10/1/2015

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.

9/30/2015

Dr. Birkedal is a gentleman.

9/4/2015

very good

8/25/2015

good

8/20/2015

*Dr. Birkedal is one of the best doctors I have ever deal with!

8/11/2015

*Dr. Birkedal is an excellent dr.

7/1/2015

Likelihood of my recommending this doctor is based not on his service, but on my physical therapist's positive words about him.

6/29/2015

Great dr.!

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