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Ralph Liebelt, MD

Dr. Liebelt is an orthopedic surgeon in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. He is affiliated with Granville Medical Center and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
153 doctors
Top 15%
154 doctors
Top 5%
76 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Durham-Chapel Hill area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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50 doctors
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50 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw more arthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Durham-Chapel Hill area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Durham-Chapel Hill area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
66 doctors
Top 15%
65 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Durham-Chapel Hill area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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72 doctors
Top 15%
72 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw more back problems patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Durham-Chapel Hill area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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43 doctors
Top 15%
43 doctors
Top 5%
21 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw more osteoarthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Durham-Chapel Hill area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw spinal stenosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
27 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw fibromyalgia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.
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25 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw more abnormal gait patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Durham-Chapel Hill area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
65 doctors
Top 15%
65 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw back pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
24 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw pinched nerve patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
155 doctors
Top 15%
156 doctors
Top 5%
77 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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149 doctors
Top 15%
149 doctors
Top 5%
74 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw herniated disc patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
38 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw neck pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
Top 15%
25 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw weakness patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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122 doctors
Top 15%
122 doctors
Top 5%
60 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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110 doctors
Top 15%
110 doctors
Top 5%
55 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
13 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw carpal tunnel syndrome patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.
Top 25%
21 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw broken bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
39 doctors
Top 15%
39 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.
Top 25%
39 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw peripheral neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.
Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw spondylosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.
Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw tennis elbow patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
33 doctors
Top 15%
32 doctors
Top 5%
16 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw sprained joint patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
11 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw foot condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw broken foot patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.
Top 25%
47 doctors
Top 15%
48 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.
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19 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw tendonitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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9 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Liebelt saw broken arm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

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

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

Broken ankle repair (surgical) $4,877 – 9,891
Knee arthroscopy $4,091 – 8,880

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 hip replacement rate

Dr. Liebelt’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
15%
repeat hip replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip 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. Liebelt’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Liebelt’s rate of repeat hip 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.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Liebelt’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Liebelt’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 4%

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

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

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

Triangle Orthopaedic Associates
120 William Penn Plz
Durham, NC 27704
225 miles away

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Credentials
  • Duke University Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1982

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Granville Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Duke Regional Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Maria Parham Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • 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
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield