John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.3 out of 5

170 Ratings

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedic Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures, Cervical Disc Arthroplasty, Cervical, Lumbar, Thoracic Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries and Reconstruction, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Scoliosis

Contact Information

Appointment: 336-713-2121
Office: 336-716-8200
Fax: 336-716-3332

Education & Training

  • M.D., Creighton University School of Medicine, 1996
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2001
  • Fellowship, Spine, U Hosps Of Cleveland, 2002

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • North Carolina Spine Society
  • North American Spine Assn
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • AO Spine International
  • Am Board Of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Christian Med And Dental Socie
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • The Herndon Society
John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

John Peter Birkedal, M.D.


Doctor Rating

4.3 out of 5

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


Dr Birkedal took special care to take the time I needed from his very busy schedule to explain the complex nature of my spinal problems and to discuss in detail the several surgical options open too me and the post op care each would require. He took the time necessary to make sure that I understood. I felt then and still do feel that Dr. Birkedal is an exceptional competent and caring Dr. birke


Very good experience.


I can not put into words my gratitude to Dr Birkadal. His experience, education and dedication to his career has change my life. Wake Forest Medical Center is blessed to have this fine Doctor on staff.


*Doctor Birkedal is the man, very original guy, great guy!


Dr. Birkedal is very friendly and very courteous, he is the type of doctor i wish i had for all my medical needs, he is very attentive, he listens and advises and is a great surgeon, the best doctor i ever came across in my opinion. That's a cool dude right there, with a great personality, the best, in my experience. For the type of profession he is in, he definitely knows what he is doing and explains everything very well. If i ever need him for my surgical needs ever again, he will definitely be the one i will be seeing. He is the man, that's all i have to say about that!


I never have no problems and keeps a checkup on me sense my operation.


Dr Birkadall was great. Very thorough and patient. He carefully explained all the options to us and did not push us to make an immediate decision.


Dr. Birkedal only spent about 5-10 minutes with me and when he did there were 4 to 5 interns in the room with us.


Extensive discussion of forth coming spine surgery.


Awesome dr.!


_____ took his time, but did not seem to fully understand my complaints or sympathize with my situation.


After working with a difficult doctor though 2 back surgeries, it has been such a comfort and relief to find *Dr. Birkedal and totally trust him to care for me as he would for his wife. He is so careful to be sure I know and understand everything that is going on. He has already done one major surgery on my back and was adamant with my family about my post operative care.


This was my first an only surgery and and hospital stay. I could not imagine a better experience anywhere else.


Very good have no complaints.


I can not express enough my gratitude to Dr John Birkadal for his excellence in caring for me. My entire life has resumed back to a normal status. I can walk and walk without pain. The opportunitys offered to me during my months of care has excelled all expectations. I am grateful for this quality of care. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express myself. Helen Gwyn


The Doctor I had was very good and explained thing to us we need to know.


In general this provider hasn't listened to my concerns. And has a very distasteful demeanor. Did not want to hear I was in pain and told my to "eat" Tylenol for the excruciating pain in my back. Finally got an intern to listen to me about the pain.


Dr Birkadale has seen my husband and did surgery on him. He is very kind and understanding toward his patient and when my caregiver suggested I see a spine doctor I asked if I could see him. I was very impressed with his care with my husband and felt very sure he could help me in a care plan for my upper spine issue. I would definitely recommend him and his staff.