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Dr. Laura A. Timmerman M.D., Sports Medicine Specialist
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Dr. Laura A. Timmerman M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist | Sports Medicine

230 N. Wiget Lane Walnut Creek CA, 94598
Practice Philosophy

Traditional Medicine




Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD is one of the best ranked doctors in the United States. She specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine and currently sees patients in Walnut creek, California. ...

Education and Training

University of California, Davis School of Medicine M.D. 1986

University of California, Berkeley B.A. Neurobiology 1982

Board Certification

Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS- 1994

Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine- 2010

Provider Details

FemaleEnglish 30 years of experience


  • Outstanding Student 1986 American Medical Women's Association 
  • Outstanding Resident 1991 U.C. Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • 3-M Basic Science Research Award 1993 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 
  • Alumni Scholar 1982 UC Berkeley Alumni Association 
  • Ishiyaku-EuroAmerican Scholarship Award 1986 Ishiyaku-EuroAmerican Inc. 
  • Richard B. Irvine, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award 1985 Mt. Diablo Hospital, Concord, CA 
  • Paul R. Lipscomb Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics 1986 UC Davis Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 
  • Selected Professional - Development Seminar 1993 American Association of Medical Council 


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow, Knee, Shoulder Treatments
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain And Achilles Tendon Sprain Or Rupture
  • Mcl Tear
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Or Upper Arm Arthritis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's Elbow)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sprains And Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Instability Of Knee, Shoulder, And Elbow
  • Regenokine Injections

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Member Paul R. Lipscomb Society  1991 
  • Professional Member Arthroscopy Association of North America  1993 
  • Professional Member American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society  1991 
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  1995 
  • Professional Member American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine  1996 
  • Professional Member California Medical Association 
  • Professional Member California Orthopedic Association 
  • Professional Member The Forum  2001 
  • Professional Member Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association 


  • Amer Sports Medicine Inst, Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine Fellowship; Birmingham, Alabama Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy  1992


  • LippincottElbow Arthrosopy, in Operative Orthopaedics, 4th Edition2014
  • Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related SurgeryArthroscopic Microfracture of Chondral Defects of the Knee: A Comparison of 2 Postop. Treatments2005
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Editor Elbow Instability in Instructional Course Lectures & Sports Medicine2005
  • W. B. Saunders CompanyDiagnostic and Operative Arthroscopy1997
  • Blackwell Science, Inc.Revision of Failed PCL - Revision of Failed Arthroscopic and Ligament Surgery1998
  • The American Journal of Sports MedicineOutcome of Elbow Surgery in Professional Baseball Players1995
  • American Journal of Sports MedicineThe Histologic and Arthroscopic Anatomy of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow1994
  • American Journal of Sports MedicineArthroscopic Treatment of the Post-Traumatic Elbow Pain and Stiffness1994
  • American Journal of Sports MedicinePre-Operative Evaluation of MRI & CT-Arthrography in 25 Baseball Players with Surgical Confirmation1994
  • American Journal of Sports MedicineUndersurface Tear of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in Baseball Players1994

Experience & Accolades

  • Team Physician for Intercollegiate Sports1994 - 2001UC Berkeley
  • Assistant Professor1992 - 1995University of California, Davis, School of MedicineDept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor1996 - 1996University of California, Davis, School of MedicineDept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Clinical Associate Professor1996 - 1999University of California, Davis, School of MedicineDept. Of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief of Orthopaedics1996 - 1999Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, CA
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon1998Walnut Creek, CA
  • Editor1996American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Team Physician1995 - 1996USA Hockey
  • Team Physician2003Saint Mary’s College
  • Team Physician1992 - 1996UC Davis

Dr. Laura A. Timmerman M.D.'s Practice location

Laura A. Timmerman, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy, and Sports Medicine

230 N. Wiget Lane -
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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New patients: 925-952-4080, 415-914-1475
Fax: 925-952-4081

Dr. Laura A. Timmerman M.D.'s reviews

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Patient Experience with Dr. Timmerman


Based on 29 reviews

Dr. Laura A. Timmerman M.D. has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 29 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Sports Medicine Specialist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Brett .

    She is wonderful..

  • Michael b.

    There's nowhere else I'd consider going.

  • Dawn g.

    Great Experience.

  • Becky b.

    She just amazing and friendly!.

  • T. r.

    Couldn't be happier with the results and overall experience.

  • B. w.

    Labrum surgery with Dr. Timmerman went better than I could have hoped for.

  • Leslie p.

    frozen shoulder healed!.

  • Eleanor d.

    Dr. Timmerman is a wonderful surgeon, after five months I am back to normal.

  • Michael p.

    Dr Timmerman put my elbow back together!.

  • Laura f.

    Highly recommend Dr. Timmerman.

  • Christina c.

    Hands down best doctor and staff.

  • D. f.

    ACL replacement & medial meniscus repair.

  • Patrick m.

    Dr Timmerman was great! She got the procedure done quickly and I was seeing progress right away!.

  • Mark k.

    Ultra satisfied with result of surgery and bed side manner.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for a wonderful experience!.

  • A. w.

    I finally found a doctor who listens..

  • Anonymous

    Great surgeon for knee issue.

  • Anonymous

    One of the best orthopedic surgeons in Northern California! .

  • Anonymous

    Good as New.

  • Susan c.

    Excellent treatment..

  • Andrea c.

    Great surgeon.

  • Donna s.


  • Ken b.

    Dr Timmerman is the best ever. Hands down!.

  • Ian f.

    Excellent experience through out, pre and post operation, would highly recommend to anyone..

  • D. n.

    Saved my arm! Tennis here I come!.

  • Steve t.

    Dr. Timmerman is an absolutely amazing orthopedic surgeon..

  • Marty s.

    Highly experienced doctor.

  • Jenna g.

    Awesome surgeon! Dr. Timmerman has repaired my PCL and my left shoulder!.

  • Lauren s.

    Very nice experience.

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