Kier Ecklund, M.D.
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This provider offers Sutter Health's electronic health record with the following online services:
- Email your doctor's office
- Prescription refills
- View test results
- Proxy access for caregivers
- Track immunizations
- Secure mobile access
- Schedule an appointment*
- Pay bills online*
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- Medical Affiliations
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
University of California, Irvine, 2007
University of California, Irvine, 2003
Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy, Stanford University Hospital & Clinics
- Primary Language(s)
Dr. Ecklund enjoys biking, hiking, camping, and skiing with his wife and children. He also enjoys cooking for his family and friends.
Philosophy of Care
In my clinical practice, I focus on treating athletic injuries to the shoulder
and knee, as well as shoulder arthritis. I use arthroscopic techniques to treat meniscal
tears, ligament injuries to the knee, cartilage injuries, shoulder dislocations or
instability, labral tears, and rotator cuff tears. I perform shoulder replacements
for arthritis and avascular necrosis of the shoulder. I have also researched and am
skilled at performing reverse total shoulder replacements.
I have extended my practice to include treatment of the aging population, I have a
greater understanding of complex shoulder anatomy and mechanics. After graduating
from Yale Medical School and completing my orthopedic surgery residency at University
of California Irvine, I completed my Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at
Stanford University Hospital Clinics. During my fellowship I was a team physician
responsible for treating sports injuries at Stanford and Santa Clara universities,
as well as at Foothill and DeAnza colleges. I was an assistant team physician for
In addition to my practice at PAMF, I have also been
an orthopedic sports physician at a wide variety of professional level sporting events:
SAP Open Tennis, U.S. figure skating championships, and Olympic trials in gymnastics.
Beyond the treatment of injury, I am also sensitive to the needs and pressures that
professional athletes face when injured. I work with trainers, coaches, and physical
therapists in order to maximize my patients' outcomes.
of a patient's age or athletic level, I discuss each diagnosis in depth and thoroughly
review treatment options. I offer patients nonsurgical treatment options and maximize
their rehabilitation prior to recommending surgery. If surgery becomes necessary,
I use the most advanced technology and techniques in arthroscopy to accurately diagnose
and treat these injuries.
I enjoy getting to know my patients, and
respect the unique medical challenges each individual faces. I also listen carefully
to my patients, and thoroughly explain their problems and treatment options. My patients
tell me that my open demeanor reduces their fears when they face surgery, and they
consistently give me high patient satisfaction scores. I have been entrusted by my
colleagues in the Mountain View Orthopedic Surgery Department to serve as their chairman.
I have also served as the Orthopedic Department Chairman at El Camino Hospital. In
my role as chairman at PAMF, it has been reassuring to see that my values and philosophy
of care are shared by my colleagues.
I feel privileged to have returned to my native Bay Area where I can now practice orthopedic surgery and provide excellent care.
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