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Brett Wolters, MD

Dr. Wolters is an orthopedic surgeon in the Springfield area. He is affiliated with St John's Hospital Radiology Department and 4 more hospitals.
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Dr. Wolters saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more sprained hip patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more rotator cuff sprain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more torn meniscus patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more tendonitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more back problems patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more sprained shoulder patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more sprained knee patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more carpal tunnel syndrome patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more peripheral neuropathy patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more neuropathy patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more chondromalacia patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more back pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more broken arm patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more trigger finger patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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9.8k doctors
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Dr. Wolters saw more pinched nerve patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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953 doctors
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Dr. Wolters saw more synovial cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw obesity patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Wolters saw more pelvic fracture patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Wolters’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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repeat knee replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Wolters’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Wolters’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Wolters’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Wolters’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Wolters sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Springfield Clinic 1st
800 N 1st St
Springfield, IL 62702
352 miles away
Carlinville Area Hospital
20733 N Broad St
Carlinville, IL 62626
382 miles away
Office
15 Founders Ln
Jacksonville, IL 62650
381 miles away
Springfield Clinic 1st
800 N 1st St
Springfield, IL 62702
352 miles away
Office
3020 S 6th St
Springfield, IL 62703
353 miles away
Office
4525 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62711
358 miles away
Springfield Clinic Prompt Care - West
2200 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
356 miles away
Office
101 E Plummer Blvd
Chatham, IL 62629
359 miles away

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Credentials
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2001

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Family Medicine
    3. Sports Medicine
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    3. Sports Medicine

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Wolters is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St John's Hospital Radiology Department
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Memorial Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Passavant Area Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Carlinville Area Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Taylorville Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield