Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Durkan has vast experience in sports medicine, such as his role as assistant team physician for the San Francisco 49ers and the U.S. Snowboarding team (including serving at the Nagano Olympics). He has performed thousands of joint replacement procedures and has a keen interest in a wide spectrum of orthopedics. In addition, he has pioneered procedures for carpal tunnel diagnoses.
Areas of expertise

Orthopedics and sports medicine

Education
Education: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: Kaiser Foundation Hospital (San Francisco)
Residency: San Francisco Orthopedic Program
Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Care Locations

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (60 Ratings, 14 Comments)

100

06/24/2015
John Durkan and [...] his PA are terrific. The telephone service offered by Providence is terrible for day to day easy contact. And the calls to confirm my registration with requests for data are annoying and intrusive. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

04/24/2015
I was very impressed with the whole visit and the care provided. My operation was scheduled much sooner than I expected. I would like to have my problem taken care of a soon a possible.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/30/2015
No bad experiences
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
Excellent doctor and particularly excellent supporting staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/11/2015
overall concern and care is as good as I have ever experienced. [...] staff have been very carting and personal. in my opinion, very personal.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2015
Honesty and very professional person.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2015
I called regarding a minor injury, and was in the doctor's office within 45 minutes. Pretty good service.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/30/2014
Dr. Durkin has done 2 surgeries on me, wrist and knee, and I had very good treatment, recovery, and follow up after each surgery. I may need a 2nd knee surgery, but completely trust Dr. Durkins opinions and recommendations, and have no fear of surgery done by him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/06/2014
I wen for a knee revision, and Dr Durkan took care of it satisfactorily. He is been good at explaining what is happening and listening and responding to my concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/21/2014
This was my first visit to Dr. Durkan. I was referred by my GP. A substitute assistant let me know that the doctor would be delayed due to a pre-op patient. When the dr. did finally enter the room (at least 40 mins. after the scheduled appointment), he did not even introduce himself. I felt like he wasn't all that familiar with my issues. He did give me cortisone shots in one hand, but did not even discuss issues in my other hand or explain what was shown on recent x-rays. I felt like it was a "rush" job. The cortisone shots are helping, but I still have questions that didn't get answered and felt like I was ushered out as quickly as possible.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/13/2014
I have always received prompt and courteous service from Dr. Durkan. I'm having my second surgery from him in a few weeks, and he has performed 2 other ones. I was satisfied with everything. He has greatly improved his "bedside manners" in the last 5-6 years.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/08/2014
Everyone at Dr Durkan's office is evcellent with their care, respect, of all my needs ! Plus Providence Hospital Surgery unit is excellent also especially [...] and the other nurses that helped on [...] while I was there for day surgery.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/02/2014
[...]. He has a good reputation in the community.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/28/2014
Dr. Durkan always attentive and concerned; always explains what is going on. I don't have to like what I hear, but I l hear what I need to hear.
Providence Health & Services Patient