About Dr. Joseph P Turk MD

Dr. Joseph P Turk, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Thousand Oaks, CA, with another office in Simi Valley, CA. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Turk has received 4 awards.

Rating Overview

40 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph P Turk is Great. Dr. Joseph P Turk has been rated by 40 patients. From those 40 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph P Turk is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Joseph P Turk has 2 locations

2230 Lynn Rd Ste 220
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
2525 Erringer Rd
Simi Valley, CA 93065


Dr. Joseph P Turk has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joseph P Turk has the following 3 expertise

  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis

Board Certifications

Dr. Joseph P Turk is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Great Dr and staff

I feel very fortunate to have Dr Turk as my doctor. Great surgeon and has high standards. Office is well run, wait time is minimal and office staff is friendly, helpful and organized. A well run office from top to bottom

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An Excellent Surgeon - despite the Brusque, No-nonsense, style

I have been seeing Dr. Joseph Turk about my joints pain since 2012, trying out alternatives to surgery. Since nothing else has worked, I returned to him earlier this year (2019) to discuss the matter. Despite his brusque, no-nonsense style of communication, he helped me overcome my fear of surgery and won over my trust and confidence. Six weeks ago he did my knee replacement. I have some joint pain - which is natural for such a major sugery - but I am able to walk around without a cane or pain killers. Dr. Turk is an excellent surgeon who is completely devoted to his surgery - and he will tell you as much. He takes immense pride in his work, and he excels at it. I had no pain during the surgery, and no nausea from the anasthesia later. Two weeks after the surgery when I visited the clinic to have the staples removed, he insisted that I look at the X-rays of my knee with the metal implant. I will have to say that I was impressed by the neatness and precision of what I saw. Dr. Turk has a no-nonsense style which may appear unsympethetic to some. But I have not found him unsympathetic or uncaring. He will tell you that he is a surgeon, and that is what he does. That is his passion. That is exactly what I sought: a surgeon whose expertise I could trust. Dr. Turk is an outstanding surgeon. Ask him questions about the surgery and he will provide you with all the information you want. He is very confident about his ability, and as I have learned from conversations with the hospital medical staff and his past patients - with good reason. And, as for responding to my patient's needs and answering my long list of questions, he has done a good job with that. He has answered every question I have asked to my satisfaction. He has listened to my concerns and doubts. With his confidence in his surgical expertise he helped overcome my fears and doubts. Six weeks past the surgery my recovery is solid and steady. I would highly recommend Dr. Joseph Turk for any joint surgery.

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Very poor people skills

I went to see Dr Turk to have go over an mri. There was a mix up.. Dr. Turk immediately made me feel like I was to blame. When I tried to explain myself he was dismissive and aggressive, which he also tried to turn that on me.. putting his hands in prayer position and repeatedly saying I'm not raising my voice . I really dont know what was going on.. but I really felt bullied and left in tears. I was not combative, although I did feel the need to defend myself... it was truly a horrible experience. This man did not even realize he was talking to a 62 yr. Woman who came to him in pain looking for advice. Instead it was like he was scolding the enemy!

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Perfect Knee Replacement from Dr Turk

A total knee replacement within tears and very little discomfort. Dr Turk is a highly skilled and my surgery was far easier than I expected and the results better than I thought possible. He was caring and fussy about details and rehabilitation. I'd do it again in a minute if I had to.

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Absolutely Superb Physician

If you're looking for a doctor to hold your hand & pet you, this isn't your guy. He doesn't suffer fools gladly. But if you want the best surgeon in the state of California, Dr. Turk is the one. I had hip replacement on both hips at the same time. I'm 70 years old. It's not been quite 2 months and I'm practically back to better than normal - I can drive, I can go to my exercise classes, I can clean my own house and mow my own lawn. This doctor is an artist. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science

    Graduated in 1999

  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania


  • Dr. Joseph P Turk Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser

More about Dr. Joseph P Turk

Joseph P. Turk, MD has been with Ventura Orthopedics since 2005. A native Californian, Dr Turk was raised on the San Francisco Peninsula. He travelled south to UCLA for his undergraduate studies where he received his Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. Before pursuing his graduate and medical education, he travelled to West Africa where he worked for UNICEF. He received his Masters degree with honors in Medical Imaging Sciences from the Chicago Medical School and continued at CMS for his medical degree, also with honors. It was then on to Philadelphia, PA where Dr Turk completed his General Surgery internship and Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania (www.upenn.edu). There he was fortunate enough to work with multiple adult hip and knee reconstruction innovators and gained experience in a busy trauma center. Dr Turk's efforts brought him distinguished recognition when he received the residency program's Leonard Marmor Excellence in Arthritis Surgery award. Having found joint replacement surgery of particular interest, Dr Turk pursued an additional year of adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery in the fellowship program at the esteemed Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Alexandria, VA (www.aori.org). His mentors are truly recognized globally as leaders in joint replacement innovation. With his training behind him, it was time to return to California. While Dr Turk brings to Ventura Orthopedics his expertise in primary hip and knee replacement as well as complex revision surgery, his practice also includes both adult and pediatric trauma and fractures as well as arthroscopy and general orthopedic surgery. Dr Turk has contributed to chapters in textbooks and multiple orthopedic journals, made presentations at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and has spoken regularly at community educational programs. He also acts as assistant team physician to two Simi Valley high school football teams. Dr Turk is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He maintains office hours in both Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley and is on staff at multiple hospitals in Ventura County. Dr Turk makes his home in Ventura County with his wife and two sons.

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