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About Dr. Christopher G Houdek

Dr. Christopher G Houdek, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Hickory, NC. He has 11 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Houdek has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Christopher G Houdek is Good. Dr. Christopher G Houdek has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Christopher G Houdek is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


2165 Medical Park Dr
Hickory, NC 28602
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Dr. Christopher G Houdek has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Christopher G Houdek has the following 14 expertise

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laminectomy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery
  • Herniated Disc

Dr. Christopher G Houdek has 0 board certified specialties

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Botched total knee.

Three years ago I was dropped by Benjamin because I am a Medicare patient. He was to do my total knee replacement. I was assigned to the new guy in the group, Dr. Houdek. I was concerned but trusted that the group had hired a competent surgeon to take on Benjamin's patients. These docs have a great reputation. First problem that arose immediately after surgery was my drug protocol. Hospital staff was instructed to give me pain meds at certain times, not when I needed it. That changed after a hellacious night after the nerve block wore off. Three years later, my knee is still a problem. Houdek took no responsibility and implied that I needed to lose weight. Another doc in the group is handling me now after a hip replacement. I am just finding out that the surgery was indeed flawed. Houdek never showed me an x-ray of my off kilter patella. It is also assumed that my ligaments are too loose because the space between bones is too narrow. Considering what one has to endure for this surgery, I am very unhappy about the result. At some point it looks like this will have to be revised. I am comparing this result with a uni I had 16 years ago, as well as two hip replacements, and thumb joint ligament replacement. I also know a few people who have no problems after three years.

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Youth is wasted on the young

It amazes me the level of arrogance a few physicians reach. Because this osteopath has good surgical skills, you can almost forgive his abruptness. Perhaps as he matures, he will realize that "First, do no harm" extends to compassion as well. I have had many specialists, and none of them had the Roman letters G-O-D.

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Four Stars

Caring doctor who listens to patient's concerns. Willing to speak to family members no matter where they are in world. Shows compassion to senior citizens.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    11 Years Experience

  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine

    Graduated in 2007

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Christopher G Houdek accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Emergeortho, 2165 Medical Park Dr, Hickory, NC
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