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Jay A. Kimmel, MD

94.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 252 ratings

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About Jay A. Kimmel:

Dr. Jay Kimmel is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England, and the Co-Director of the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute. He is an attending at St. Francis Hospital and Johnson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kimmel attended Cornell University in New York and then the University of Rochester where he earned his doctorate in medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where he trained with some of the pioneers in shoulder surgery. He then went on to do a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Temple University Center for Sports Medicine in Philadelphia where he participated in the care of the Temple athletes.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is Board-certified in Orthopedic surgery. He recently re-certified in 2013. Dr. Kimmel specializes in Sports Medicine with emphasis on shoulder and knee injuries. He is a member of the exclusive American Academy of Sports Medicine, whose members have demonstrated by their training and practice a thorough knowledge and commitment to sports medicine. Dr. Kimmel has earned the Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports medicine given by the American Board of Orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Kimmel is the co-director of the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute (CSMI) at St Francis hospital. He is actively involved in the development of this Institute. CSMI will bring the principles of sports medicine to the local community.

He is the team physician for several schools, including: Enfield High, Stafford Springs High and Suffield Academy. He is also the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for Bay Path University, and the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Dr. Kimmel enjoys teaching and is actively involved in teaching in both the Department of Family Medicine residency program at St. Francis Hospital and the orthopedic residency program at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kimmel’s excellence in teaching was recently recognized by St. Francis Hospital as he was selected as a St. Francis Faculty Fellow.

He has been a pioneer in the use of ultrasound in the orthopedic office setting to guide injections. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in this area who has passed the American Registry for Diagnostic Ultrasound Examination and is Certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. He is a member of the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine.

His team includes Alaina Miele, PA-C, who assists Dr. Kimmel in the operating room and in the office. Dr. Kimmel and Alaina see patients in our Enfield and Rocky Hill offices.

He lives with his wife and two daughters in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. In his spare time, he continues to work on his tennis game.

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Jay A. Kimmel, MD Reviews (171)

Office Visit / Follow-up

I was originally sent to Dr. Kimmel to get a cortisone shot, but after reviewing my condition, he recommended physical therapy instead of the shot. Physical therapy seemed to be the right call because my shoulder is close to being 100% again, and it's still improving. I thought it was an appropriate level of follow-up for my condition.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Dr. Kimmel was very thorough with his description of the procedure, to include photos, which I've never had before. Great bedside manner, very down to earth.

Office Visit / Follow-up

[Why are you satisfied with your visit?] Explanation and caring.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Everybody in the office is very pleasant and they always take it on time.

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

Dr. Kimmel addressed all of my concerns; and is so kind and a pleasure to speak with. He is very attentive and patient.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Seen by Dr. Kimmel right on scheduled time. Answered my questions and told me what to expect going forward with my recovery.

Office Visit / Follow-up

[Highly satisfied with] Overall experience.

New Patient Visit

Overall excellent experience.

New Patient Visit

Efficient check in. Short wait till my doctor. Hannah was very kind and gentle fitting my wrist brace.

Walk-In / Urgent Care

Dr. Kimmel is excellent and the other two girls that assisted in x-rays and boot sizing were great.

Office Visit / Follow-up

They take you in right away and are always concerned and listen about your condition.

Treatment / Procedure

Dr. Kimmel and his associates were efficient, skilled and kind in diagnosing the problem with my knee. Conveniently the x-ray machine is on site. They then referred me to physical therapy at my follow up appointment.

Treatment / Procedure

[Highly satisfied?] Yes.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Answered all questions.

New Patient Visit

[Highly satisfied?] Yes.

Meniscus Repair

Dr. Kimmel took the time to answer all my questions and review the surgery with me.

Treatment / Procedure

Everyone was extremely nice from the office staff, x-Ray personnel and the PA for Dr. Kimmel. Dr. Kimmel has been my doctor previously for rotator surgery.

Rotator Cuff Repair

I have been seeing Doctor Jay Kimmel since 2007. I had an excellent experience with Doctor Kimmel and his team. I am so happy with all the care and treatment that I received from Doctor Kimmel and his team. His team is amazing from front desk people to nurses and his PA Alena. Thank you so much for the great care. The preop was excellent and well explained. The surgery went so well, I had no complications after the surgery. I was treated very well with nurses and doctors. I love the new surgery center.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I like her and is always nice when I go in and helps a lot, gives me things can do to help me.

Treatment / Procedure

Doctor and staff were knowledgeable, friendly and competent.