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Jay A. Kimmel, MD

94.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 217 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 (151)

Office Visit / Follow-up

I've been a patient of Dr. Kimmel 7 years. And I have nothing but kind words for he and Alaina. They are both so kind and attentive to my needs. Whenever I need to be seen, I have never had a problem with them not making it possible. I have been to the Hartford, Rocky Hill and Enfield offices and I am very happy with them all.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Timely, courteous, explained well.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Good explanation of upcoming surgery.

New Patient Visit

Dr. Kimmel comes highly recommended and he and his staff are very friendly and professional. Still going through the healing process. So far, so good.

Treatment / Procedure

It went smoothly. Treatment is still in the process. Things are progressing well.

Meniscus Repair

Dr. Kimmel, Krystel and the rest of the staff were polite and accommodating throughout the entire process, from initial assessment through surgical follow-up. Very professional group and Dr. Kimmel made the surgery an absolute breeze. I never even touched my crutches! The total elimination of injury related pain via a surgical procedure that inflicted virtually no negative physical impact.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Knowledge and expertise. Surgery is set for July

New Patient Visit

Everything has been well thought out for moving patients through with minimal contact to others. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly! I was given very good information to move forward with!! [Single best thing is...] Friendliness!!!

Walk-In / Urgent Care

I was seen promptly by a surgeon which was more than I expected from an urgent care visit. I was able to get a clear diagnosis and treatment plan.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The PA was good, my concern is the process from the Dec 18 surgery, with 2x weekly PT still very tight

Rotator Cuff Repair

People there are very friendly and helpful. Jay Kimmels and PA Alena were very professional answers all questions and are careing. [Single best thing is...] Less pain so far. Still healing

Walk-In / Urgent Care

I love the fact that there is an ortho urgent care. So helpful and convenient. Was seen quickly and set up follow up appointment. [Single best thing is...] The fact that I didn't have to go to an ER and was seen by an ortho specialist.

Office Visit / Follow-up

[Single best thing is...] The staff. Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The appointment was fast efficient and informative. And on time

New Patient Visit

The nurse staff was nice and helpful.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Information given and explained. No bs. Good people throughout.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair

Dr Kimmel was genuinely concerned about my recovery. I am extremely happy with my surgery, I am still working to regain my strength but the pain levels have dramatically decreased. I would highly recommend Dr Kimmel to anyone with a knee injury. [Single best thing is...] He was genuinely concerned about my recovery.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I was not pleased with the fact that some calls were not returned when I contacted the office twice. Keep in mind that I was still suffering pain, which resulted in me going to the ER on 12.30.2019.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Very professional and caring. [Single best thing is...] It takes the pain away for a time

Office Visit / Follow-up

Good communication wit Dr. Kimmel PA , Alaina. She answered all my questions