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About Dr. Joel A Virkler

Dr. Joel A Virkler, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Lafayette, IN. He has 9 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Virkler has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel A Virkler is Excellent. Dr. Joel A Virkler has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel A Virkler is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic

1411 S Creasy Ln Ste 120
Lafayette, IN 47905
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Specialties

Dr. Joel A Virkler has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    18 Expertise

  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Bone Fracture
  • Surgery
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Joint Replacement
  • Laminectomy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • ACL Reconstruction or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft)
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)

Reviews

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Five Stars

Replaced both my knees thankyou Doc you and your staff are just Awesome, you did a great job I can finally live life again.

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Five Stars

I suffered a rupture of my Achilles in August. Dr. Virkler handled my case from the beginning and was terrific. He was available at all hours to provide advice/coordinate care in emergent situations leading up to the surgery. He provided a correct assessment of the tear and recommended immediate surgery. His office handled all of the insurance issues in a quick and efficient manner which allowed me to have the surgery without delay. The surgery was successful and my recovery has been moving forward with no issues and ahead of schedule. I am very grateful for the way that Dr. Virkler and his staff handled this situation for me. He is an outstanding professional and I would recommend him and his office to anyone.

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Posterior Hip Replacement
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Skilled, caring, compassionate orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Virkler performed the surgery for my total knee replacement. At my initial appointment He spent time educating me about the procedure, recovery, and answering my questions. He and his staff made an extra effort working with my insurance so I could have the surgery during my early requested time frame. He personally called me to confirm the surgery schedule and that the insurance had been approved. After a successful surgery, I went home the next day, but not before he talked with me about pain level, general overall feelings, medical devices to assist in recovery, and physical therapy. Throughout the process, Dr. Virkler treated me as if I was the most important patient. He was compassionate and caring. I knew that I could and can still call their office anytime with questions. It’s wonderful to have mobility again. I highly recommend him. Hoping that I won’t need the other knee or any hips replaced, but if it happens, I will go to Dr. Virkler.

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Five Stars

I was so fortunate Dr. Virkler was "on call"when I broke the radius and ulna in my left arm. He personally called me at home that evening to set up surgery the next day. When I met with him, he carefully explained the surgery and placement of the radial head, plate, and screws. Dr. Virkler was very caring, concerned, and compassionate, as well as knowledgeable. Due to his excellent care and surgical skill, I have regained the use and mobility of my arm. I highly recommend Dr. Virkler!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    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 (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

    9 Years Experience

  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 2009

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joel A Virkler accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem IN Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA HIX
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Encore Health Network
    • Encore Health Network
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PHP Northern IN
    • PHP Select with Encircle
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic, 1411 S Creasy Ln Ste 120, Lafayette, IN
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