John Peter Birkedal, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

182 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

4.6 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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CP concern for questions/worries


CP efforts to include in decisions


CP explanations of prob/condition


CP spoke using clear language


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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 is an excellent doctor. I've been visiting him for several years. He responded to my PCP - quickly.


Dr. Birkedal is an excellent surgeon as well as an outpatient provider. He is kind and compassionate, listens well to concerns, and addresses all concerns without making you feel rushed or dismissed. I give recommend him highly to anyone with spine issues.


Dr. Birkedal is a great surgeon. I was very happy w/my surgery and I continue to progress w/P.T. I definitely would recommend Dr. Birkedal. As a matter of fact my neighbor has been asking about my back surgery and I have told him to make an appt. w/Dr. Birkedal.


Very good!


he was more than generous with his time comparatively


Dr. Berkedal is an excellent surgeon and he is a knowledgeable doctor, very respectful to me and my needs, very informative, if I ever need him in the future, he will be the doctor I will come too.




God's gift. He's a GREAT DOCTOR.


I have complete faith in Dr Birkadal


After visiting (4) other Trauma Orthopedic Surgeons to compare advice/protocol/direction this was the absolute most superior experience I could have hoped for especially going through diagnostic scan evaluations WHILE I was in the room and including me rather than doing it in another room and explaining his evaluations after scans were refiled.


The Dr, PA, and nurse all spent a lot of time with me. I went there for a second opinion and left there certain that I had found the right Dr and staff with Dr Berkendal


what can you say about someone who cared enough to tell me the truth-not skeletal but nerve endings.


*Dr. Birkdale is the most caring physician I have ever seen.


Referred to me by my mother. Awesome Dr. that I would advise anyone to visit.


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.