Treatment & Services
- Arthritic Knee Conditions
- Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
- Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
- Center for Pediatric Sports Health
- General Orthopaedics
- Joint Reconstruction
- Joint Replacement Of The Knee
- Knee Surgery
- Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder Instability Repairs
- Shoulder Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Ankle Instability
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Hip Pain
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Patellofemoral Instability
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Problems
- Sports Injuries
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
Adult Reconstructive Surgery/Hip Replacement
San Diego, CA USA
Residency - St. Vincent Charity Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Joint Replacement of the hip and knee, reconstructive surgery of the knee, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder; sports medicine
Research & Publications
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381 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.4|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
21 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 14, 2017
Dr. Stearns enters the room prepared and knowledgeable about my shoulder. He has a plan of action already in place. I like how he asks questions that directly relate to me and then answers every question I have. I always leave feeling like I know exactly whats wrong and how Dr. Stearns is going to solve my issue.
Reviewed on May 17, 2017
Dr. Stearns is a serious physician, I feel he did an excellent job.
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2017
Very happy with the care and concern.
Reviewed on Apr 24, 2017
It was an excellent experience
Reviewed on Apr 21, 2017
Dr. Stearns concern regarding the 2nd surgery was needed made me feel less concerned & I knew he would his best. I also appreciated knowing what to expect.
Reviewed on Mar 31, 2017
Dr. Stearns came in, was short with me, gave me contradictory info from the physical therapist, and didn't seem to really care.
Reviewed on Mar 22, 2017
Dr. Stearns was excellent!
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017
Dr. Kim Stearns, excellent Dr. listen to patient & is very helpful & so is his staff.
Reviewed on Feb 10, 2017
Cleve. Clinic is lucky to have Dr. Kim Stearns on staff. He is an exceptional doctor.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017
Very good service
Reviewed on Dec 23, 2016
Very much appreciated the care, concern and handling all my questions
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2016
Dr. Stearns was very patient with my concerns and answered all my questions. I have been very pleased with the care and concern he showed me.
Reviewed on Dec 9, 2016
The best quality Dr. Stearn's portraits is straight, easy to understand, clear, and concise information regarding treatment options and what to expect for what's in store for the future of this disease process.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016
Reviewed on Dec 2, 2016
Dr. Kim Stearns (ortho) & his staff were wonderful with me & my care. Wish I would of seen him sooner!
Reviewed on Dec 2, 2016
I know I'm not his only patient he answered any question & made me feel safe.
Reviewed on Nov 18, 2016
Dr. Stearns barely spoke to me. He asked me the issue, had me to do 2 specific movements without even examining the body part injured. Shouted at me that 2 tests need to be performed and walked out.
Reviewed on Nov 10, 2016
Excellent experience all around my compliments to all.
Reviewed on Nov 4, 2016
Dr. Sterns team was excellent.
Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016
This doctor does not give enough detail about the treatment he is giving. He gave me a shot for pain without really talking about it first--just said he was going to give me a shot--cortisone I think. Also, on my first visit when I asked him whether he would be replacing my hip from the front or the side, he replied that he would worry about that.
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2016
I do not have to take any meds, I'm always included in the decisions, I return usually every 5-6 months unless sooner if needed
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