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Dr. John S Kirchner Is this you?

About Dr. John S Kirchner

Dr. John S Kirchner, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hoover, AL, with another office in Birmingham, AL. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Kirchner has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

50 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John S Kirchner is Great. Dr. John S Kirchner has been rated by 50 patients. From those 50 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John S Kirchner is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Southlake Orthopaedics

4517 Southlake Pkwy Ste 202
Hoover, AL 35244
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Uab Hospital Highlands

1201 11th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
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Specialties

Dr. John S Kirchner has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John S Kirchner has the following 16 expertise

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

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Worth Traveling for

I had been in constant pain for EIGHT YEARS due to a mistake in surgery performed by a different doctor. (Keep in mind I had seen at least 8-12 doctors, surgeons, and specialist for my condition prior to meeting Dr. Kirchner.) While seeing Dr. K for a different issue, he was able to find and correct what was causing long term, constant pain. If only I had come to AL sooner! Dr. K is top of his class. I wouldn't trust anyone else.

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One Star

I went for a bone spur. Three surgeries later and two corrective one by other doctors, I am disfigured, in constant pain, and have lost thousands of dollars in lost wages and medical treatment lasting for several years. Every doctor I have seen relating to this and general routine visits have been appalled at what has happened. I have never seen anything like this in the medical profession. He had to undergo peer review for his actions. RUN FROM THIS egotistical Frankenstein.

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Terrible. Causes more damage than helps

This guy is a liar. He is no better than a snake oil salesman. I have had 2 and soon to be 3 surgeries to correct his mistakes. RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN IN ANOTHER DIRECTION!

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One Star

Stay away! Incompetent. More problems than before I saw him. Spends very little time with patients. I did better with my PCP than this "expert." As his colleague described him - he is arrogant. Don't think about questioning him. If you are happy just accepting what he says and will let him do anything, you will be fine. If you want an explanation or alternatives, go somewhere else.

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I saw dr. kirchner one year ago complaining about severe ankle pain as a result of an old military injury. We decided on initially just an ankle clean out but ultimately we had to go with the total ankle fusion. He beamed about the results of no pain post surgery. Today i still have the exact same pain i had prior to surgery and even more pain has developed in other places. My job is getting harder and harder to do and when i visited him just a week ago after 2 surgeries on me and im still in pain the doctor tells me i need a shoe insert and there is nothing else besides amputation that can be done. WHAT? but anyway, im doing a nationwide search for someone who can fix my leg..... I hate to say dont use anyone but i have to be honest my experience with him. I cried in his office because im so tired of hurting. #####frustrated and sad.....

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • 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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 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.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • Drexel University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John S Kirchner accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Alabama
    • BCBS AL PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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