Kornelis A Poelstra, MD Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra, MD

Emergency Medicine
Destin, FL (1 other location)

About Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra MD

Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra, MD is a doctor primarily located in Destin, FL, with another office in Los Gatos, CA. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He speaks English.

Dr. Poelstra has received 6 awards.


Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra has 2 locations

The Spine Institute On The Emerald Coast 155 Crystal Beach Dr Ste 200 Destin, FL 32541
The Robotic Spine Institute of Silicon Valley 340 Dardanelli Ln Ste 10 Los Gatos, CA 95032


Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra has the following 4 SPECIALTIES

Emergency Medicine
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra has the following 9 expertise

  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Kyphosis
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections
  • Back Injuries


6 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

    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, 2020)

    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.

  • 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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018, 2020)

    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 Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

    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.


24 Years Experience

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Faculteit Der Medische Wetenschappen

Graduated in 1997

University Of Virginia Health System


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More about Dr. Kornelis A Poelstra

Dutch Native, completed medical school and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Then moved to Charlottesville, Va, to complete Orthopaedic Residency at The University of Virginia, followed by prestigous Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Fellowship at The Rothman Institute (Thomas Jefferson University) in Philadelphia. Worked for 4 years as a spinal surgeon at Shock Trauma Center and University of Maryland in Baltimore, prior to moving to Northwest Florida to start his Spine Institute. Primary specialty includes any- and all spinal surgery with emphasis on Minimally Invasive Surgery and advanced reconstruction techniques for spinal deformities (Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Tumor, Trauma and Instability). He is one of the prime surgeons in the world applying ROBOTIC Surgery to the Spine, being a visitation site for surgeons from all over the world. There is nothing Dr. Poelstra cannot operate on, but correctly diagnosing your true problem and providing excellent patient education is our first priority!

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