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About Dr. Joel H Hurt MD
Dr. Joel H Hurt has the following 2 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Joel H Hurt has the following 12 expertise
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Wrist Injury
- Shoulder Fractures
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Sports Medicine
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr. Joel H Hurt is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Joel H Hurt - Posted on February 21st, 2019
Hurt's follow up staff is terrible.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Joel H Hurt - Posted on November 26th, 2018
We can't comment on the surgery yet, its only been 5 days. We got conflicting instructions as to home health care, and how to handle the dressing, activities, showering, and exercises . Rude and combative when confronted with the change from original post surgical care vs the modified instructions which were changed once more, back to the original instructions.
Shoulder repair on left and right side
Self-verified patient of Dr. Joel H Hurt - Posted on November 6th, 2018
Self-verified patient of Dr. Joel H Hurt - Posted on September 12th, 2018
Dr. Hurt was absolutely wonderful when dealing with my shoulder pain. Offered immediate pain relief, then went through conservative treatment options. After exhausting conservative options he patiently went through pros and cons of surgical option. I made the decision to go with surgery and his surgical skills are top notch. Wonderful result and would highly recommend to anyone.
Got my hopes up for?
Self-verified patient of Dr. Joel H Hurt - Posted on September 5th, 2018
How do i leave a review for a consultation. All he did was tell me what he could do and got my hopes up. Its been almost 2 month since my one consultation! I cant get a direct answer nor a call back about the consultation. And now im supposed to leave a review about his work? To be continued!
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
20 Years Experience
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Graduated in 1999
Dr. Joel H Hurt Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- FirstCare PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Joel H Hurt
oel H. Hurt, MD, is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in all aspects of arthroscopy and sports medicine. He attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, one of the top 20 medical schools in the nation. After graduating in the top quarter of his class, Dr. Hurt completed his residency in orthopedics at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where he received comprehensive training in general, pediatric, and trauma orthopedics. He specialized in sports medicine and arthroscopy training at the University of Kentucky before returning home to Austin in 2005. Dr. Hurt is an Austin native, growing up in Rollingwood and attending Westlake High School where he was a member of the swim team. From an early age he was predisposed to "fixing and figuring out things;" his childhood loves were Lego, go-karts, brain-teasers, and intricate forts. When Dr. Barbara Bergin, a founding member of Texas Orthopedics, built her house in the vacant lot next door and thus displaced Dr. Hurt's forts in the doing, he moved on to bigger and better projects. While in high school he placed an ad for an old mustang convertible (his dream car) and found one in need of much work. Unpersuaded by his parents' objections, he bought a book on the classic car (having never worked on cars before), had it towed to his house, and restored much of the engine, braking system, and interior in his parents' garage, using money made from pizza delivery. In hindsight, it's easy to see how orthopedics is a natural extension of Dr. Hurt's lifelong interests: finding the answer to the mystery and then surgically fixing whatever is in need. At Texas Orthopedics, Dr. Hurt's philosophy is patient-centered. He takes great care to address all of a patient's questions, to spend adequate time with each patient, and to treat everyone with respect as an individual rather than as a file number. A patient entrusts his or her body to a surgeon and therefore has a right to have the diagnosis and treatment plan explained in terms he or she can understand. The patient and physician can then determine the right course given his or her unique circumstances and goals. Finally, the end result of any treatment, and especially surgery, is judged primarily by the patient's satisfaction. A "great surgery" that does not address the patient's complaints is not a success. Dr. Hurt’s favorite tongue-in-cheek professional mottos include, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and “If it hurts when you do that, don’t do it.” Dr. Hurt met his wife Ashley in the emergency room at Seton Hospital in 2007, where she was working as an RN. They have three sons and a daughter. Dr. Hurt's hobbies include hunting, biking, and working out. He and his wife are members of the Austin Stone Church.
Locations & DirectionsTEXAS ORTHOPEDICS SPORTS REHABILITATION, 4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200, Austin, TX
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