Dr. Kornelis Poelstra

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Fort Walton Beach, FL
23 years experience male

Locations

The Spine Insitute

Crestview, FL

Address

102 North Main Street, Crestview, FL
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(850) 460-2351

Insurances accepted

No Value

Aetna

AFLAC

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

The Spine Institute

Fort Walton Beach, FL

The Spine Insitute

Crestview, FL

About

Bio

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra is a board certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with training also in Neurological Spine Surgery. 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 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 the entire spine.

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 Spine Surgery

Neurosurgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Board Certified

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: California, Florida

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

269 Answers
72 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Headache: This usually stems from tension in the muscles in the neck. They are attached at the back of the head, and usually give rise for a headache. Help with ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Knee pain: It really depends where the fracture is. If it is in the weight bearing surface of the knee, crutches could help to alleviate pain, and make healing t ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc bulge: It sounds like a description by a radiologist after MRI showing degeneration of a disk, with bulging of the outer part of the disc, similar to a jelly ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dec 16, 2012
I had not heard of Dr. Poelstra until I was referred to him by my General Practitioner. My case was much more complex than an average spinal injury. I had fractured my neck at C-7. As a result of th...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
I traveled from Illinois to Destin, FL to see Dr. Poelstra because he was so highly recommended and because he said he could help me. I had two previous back surgeries, and as a result I was very ben...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr Poelstra performed the 7th surgery on my lower body and I would rank the experience and results as the best of all these. His exceptional skill as a surgeon is obvious -but- he is heads and shoul...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It seems not to bother me to much while I walk its more when I sit or stand still. Thanks again!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much! This was better response than the one I got from a doctor in person!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! With ur suggestion now I can take care of my mom more properly .. Thank u soooooo much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Groningen
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Groningen Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

University of Virginia Medical Center

Awards

Royal College of Surgeons
Patient Compassion Award
Chairman Department of Surgery - Sacred Heart Hospital

Affiliations

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
North American Spine Society
American Medical Association
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