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About Dr. Kristopher J Aalderink

Dr. Kristopher J Aalderink, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ypsilanti, MI. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Aalderink has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

56 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kristopher J Aalderink is Great. Dr. Kristopher J Aalderink has been rated by 56 patients. From those 56 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kristopher J Aalderink is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Orthopedic Surgery Associates PC

5315 Elliott Dr Ste 301
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Specialties

Dr. Kristopher J Aalderink has the following 2 specialties

  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis

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Reviews

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Do not see this doctor!

Dr. Aalderink is an uncaring, unsympathetic doctor! Thank God I got a second opinion. Dr. Aalderink almost ruined my life. He recommended PT for my injury & it only made things worse. When I continued to have problems he completely "blew me off"!! Wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy.

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Do not see this doctor!

Dr. Aalderink is an uncaring, unsympathetic doctor! Thank God I got a second opinion. Dr. Aalderink almost ruined my life. He recommended PT for my injury & it only made things worse. When I continued to have problems he completely "blew me off"!! Wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy.

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Excellent Surgical Experience

I really appreciated Dr. Aalderink's work with me. He tried things other than surgery, and when I decided I needed the surgery, he did an excellent job explaining the process both before and after the surgery. He also did a good job repairing an issue that didn't show up on the MRI.

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See someone else

I had seen Dr. Aalderink for knee pain. I was barely able to walk. X-rays were taken in the office which put me in tears due to turning my legs in to painful positions. The Dr was standing at the end of the hallway as I hobbled back to the exam room. came in less then a minute later, said "I looked at your x-rays, your right knee is just as bad as the left ( which I had been in 18 months prior, for a hairline tractor) with Osteoarthritis, we should do some injections of synesthetic lubricate, I don't want to give a depo injection ( which would have eased the pain) because long run it tears down the cartilage. The injections take about 1 to 2 weeks to get authorized by insurance companies, then we go from there. Sound like a plan! Because I was on break for work for Christmas, figured I could wait. I heard for the assistant the next day who get the injections authorized, she stated it was going to be about 4 weeks to get them authorized. I started crying, there is now way I could go that long with that much pain. I was given another appointment with a different Dr. in the same office and He got me out of pain immediately on my first visit with him. It ended up taking 6 weeks for injections to become authorized. I'm so glad I was seen by someone else. Want to see a competent DR. Research Dr. Donald Wild in the same office. You won't go wrong!

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I saw Dr. Aalderink twice and will never go back. He knew I was going to be seeing a new PCP for the first time. I was in excruciating pain in shoulder. He did not prescribe medication nor did he recommend my new PCP prescribe any medication. I was not sleeping. My pain was a 10 out of 10. The only thing he ordered was PT. I do not recommend Dr. Aalderink

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2013, 2012)

    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 (2012, 2013)

    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 (2014, 2016, 2015)

    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.

  • 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

    19 Years Experience

  • University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1999

  • Henry Ford Health System

    Residency

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Orthopedic Surgery Associates PC, 5315 Elliott Dr Ste 301, Ypsilanti, MI

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