About Dr. Joel H Hurt MD

Dr. Joel H Hurt, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Hurt has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

44 Ratings with 18 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel H Hurt is Great. Dr. Joel H Hurt has been rated by 44 patients. From those 44 patients 18 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel H Hurt is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.


4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200
Austin, TX 78759


Dr. Joel H Hurt has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    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)

Board Certifications

Dr. Joel H Hurt is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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A number one doctor

Dr Hurt took care of me in a proper amount of time. I had a problem with my right elbow for which he gave me a shot and it's starting to feel alot better today. I have used him for about 5 years and he never disappoints me

Full Review Rating Breakdown

Excellent care

The staff was friendly and helpful Dr. Joel H gave excellent care and customer service.

Wait time
20 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Five Stars

Dr. Hurt is compassionate, knowledgeable, and very caring. He takes time with and listens to you and your concerns. I feel he truly loves what he does and it shows in his demeanor.

Easy Appointment
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Hurt's follow up staff is terrible.

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.

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Shoulder repair on left and right side

great job

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5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    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

    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

    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.

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Graduated in 1999

  • Dr. Joel H Hurt Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • FirstCare
    • FirstCare PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • 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.

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