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Kenneth Distler, MD

Dr. Distler is an orthopedic surgeon in the Bay County area. He is affiliated with Covenant Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
21 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Distler saw more abnormal gait patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Bay County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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60 doctors
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60 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Distler saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
56 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Distler saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
55 doctors
Top 15%
54 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Distler saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
23 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Distler saw weakness patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
34 doctors
Top 15%
34 doctors
Top 5%
16 doctors
Dr. Distler saw arthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
29 doctors
Top 15%
30 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Distler saw osteoarthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Distler saw rotator cuff sprain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Distler saw torn meniscus patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
50 doctors
Top 15%
50 doctors
Top 5%
25 doctors
Dr. Distler saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
55 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Distler saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
35 doctors
Top 15%
35 doctors
Top 5%
17 doctors
Dr. Distler saw spine condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
37 doctors
Top 15%
36 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Distler saw back problems patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
14 doctors
Top 15%
14 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Distler saw rotator cuff syndrome patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
28 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Distler saw peripheral neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
38 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Distler saw back pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
28 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Distler saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
21 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Distler saw sprained joint patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bay County area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Distler accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Knee arthroscopy $4,813 – 9,230

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Distler’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Distler’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

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. Distler’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Distler’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. Distler’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Distler’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. Distler sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

2130 Marshall Ct
Saginaw, MI 48602
447 miles away

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Credentials
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Arizona) Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1979
  • Mayo Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Covenant Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • HealthPlus
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield