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Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra has the following 2 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra has the following 9 expertise
- Spinal Fusion
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Head and Neck Disorder
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Prosthesis-Related Infections
- Back Injuries
Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra has 0 board certified specialties
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I am a 43 yr old male, active duty military (USN), active life (mostly), that was diagnosed with 4 levels of disc degenerative disease in the lumbar spine back in 2003. I've had multiple pain management treatments over the years; most recently steroid injections that untouched the pain and symptoms radiating to both heals/feet. The only surgery prior was a microdiscectomy on L5-S1 and L4-L5 that did not produce any relief, only more instability. I was referred to Dr. Poelstra back in Sept '17 and yes it took awhile to get in to see him but it was worth the wait. I had an Posterior lumbar inter-body fusion with anterior lumbar interbody fusion on Mar 2nd. I am now in the first week and a half in recovery and I couldn't be more pleased. I can walk for over a mile, I haven't needed to take percocet at all today and my post-op is showing I am right on schedule for a great recovery. Throughout the process the staff and Dr. Poelstra have been absolutely phenomenal!! Especially Dr. Poelstra! His confidence, humility and positive attitude gave me and my wife the greatest relief to know we were in the best hands and a fix was on it's way. Destin Sacred Heart support staff was amazing as well! Julie and Byron my RN's were so caring and on top of all my needs. As soon as I awoke from surgery I knew that I was better. I still had some residual numbness in my left foot but the strength in both legs has returned and I can now control muscles in my calves again. I was walking around the hospital without a walker the following morning and was released to go home a few hours later. Both times I have meet with Dr. Poelstra for pre & post-op I have left his office in tears knowing that my life is going to improve and I again will return to my regular active life. God bless this Doctor to continue to change more lives and be a leader in this industry!! I salute you!
Skilled surgeon, excellent bedside manner, & sincerely cares about his patients! I am now completely pain free due to his amazing capabilities - on two different neck surgeries 2 years apart. The staff is also knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely diligent. I highly recommend Dr. Poelstra!!!! If I ever have issues in my lower back, I would not consider seeing anyone else.
I am 35 years old and was very nervous when I was told I needed neck surgery due to 2 large herniated discs compressing my nerve. Dr. Poelstra and his PA Jonathan Needler were both amazing during the entire process. They answered all of my questions and even went above and beyond with explaining the surgery and the recovery and what all to expect. Extremely impressed and would highly recommend Dr. Poelstra and his team!! Amazing experience!
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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 (2014, 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.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
21 Years Experience
University Of Groningen
Graduated in 1997
University Of Virginia Health System
Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Locations & DirectionsThe Spine Institute On The Emerald Coast, 155 Crystal Beach Dr Ste 200, Destin, FL
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