Dr. Thomas Kennedy

Orthopedic Surgery
Yakima, WA
36 years experience male

Locations

Orthopedics Northwest

Yakima, WA

Address

1211 N. 16th Ave., Yakima, WA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Uniform medical plan

BCBS Blue Card PPO

About

Bio

BA degree in Human Biology at Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1980 MD degree at Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1984 Completed Orthopaedic Residency at Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, 1990 Assoc. Prof. of Orthopaedic Surgery in Sports Medicine, Univ. of MN, 1990-1991 Illazarov Fellowship, Opedale de Lecco, Lecco, Italia Entered private practice in Yakima, WA 1991 specializing in Sports Medicine. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine, ABOS I specialize in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine including shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy and in partial and total knee replacements including outpatient total and partial knee replacement surgeries. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a competive athlete, an injured worker or a grandparent trying to stay active I want to "keep you in the game"! Exercise is an important aspect of our physical and mental health and the sooner and more fully you recover from injury the better!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine, Board Certified

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a physician: Without knowing the type/mechanism of injury and whether you have other symptoms it would be hard to speculate. There are several possibles, but with ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Both are possible.: It is not uncommon for a nerve condition of the lumbar spine or a hip condition to refer pain to the knee. It is also possible to develop knee conditi ... Read More
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5 thanks
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Time 4 medical eval.: If you felt a sharp pain and / or a pop in your calf as you pushed off with your leg, or if you have pain, swelling or bruising in your posterior calf ... Read More
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4 thanks

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kennedy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kennedy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! I blame the failure of the ACL graft on my weight and I kinda want to blame my on-and-off prednisone use (for asthma). It probably doesn't help that I have congenital hip-dysplasia and a sh...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you I will seek medical treatment

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

University of Minnesota

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL CENTER, FAIRVIEW
Completed 1990

Awards

Healthgrades Honor Roll
2008, 2009 Patient’s Choice Award, recognizing outstanding patient care

Affiliations

Yakima valley memorial hospital
Orthopedics Northwest
Yakima Regional Medical Center
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