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Dr. Paula Kilmer-Ernst, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery*
4.4 (13)
Map Pin Small Kalamazoo, MI
Accepting new patients
27 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Paula Kilmer-Ernst, MD

Dr. Paula Kilmer-Ernst, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Kalamazoo, MI. They specialize in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, has 27 years of experience, and is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. They graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Ascension Borgess Hospital, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Bronson Lakeview Hospital. Dr. Kilmer-Ernst, completed a residency at Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus. Patients rated Dr. Kilmer-Ernst an average 4.4 star rating.

Dr. Kilmer-Ernst works at Bronson Neuroscience Center - Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo, MI. They frequently treat conditions like Scoliosis and Lumbar Radiculopathy along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Kilmer-Ernst's Office Locations

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    Bronson Neuroscience Center - Kalamazoo
    601 John St Ste M-124, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (269) 341-7500
    Monday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Thursday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Friday
    08:00 - 16:30

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Admitting Hospitals

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  • Ascension Borgess Hospital
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
  • Bronson Lakeview Hospital

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Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Scoliosis
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Spondylolisthesis
Arthritis
Back Pain
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Stenosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Gait Abnormality
Headache
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Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Piriformis Syndrome
Radiculopathy
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica
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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sleep Apnea
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Spondylitis
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Upper Back Pain
Nerve Conduction Studies
Spinal Nerve Block
Achilles Tendinitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
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Aural Migraine
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Broken Neck
Bursitis
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Cancer Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Vertigo
Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
Compressed Spinal Cord
Confusion
Cranial Trauma
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Dizziness
Dupuytrens Contracture
Elbow Bursitis
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fibromyalgia
Heel Spur
Hip Tendinitis
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Insomnia
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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Lipedema
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Meningitis
Migraine
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Miner's Knee
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myelopathy
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Polymyositis
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Primary Central Sleep Apnea
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacral Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Demyelination
Spinal Osteophyte
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stroke
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Traumatic Brain Injury
Tremor
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Trigger Finger
Visual Field Defects
Facet Blocks
Joint Drainage
Sleep Study
Somatic Nerve Block
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    About Dr. Paula Kilmer-Ernst, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 27 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1023128006
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Kilmer-Ernst works at Bronson Neuroscience Center - Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo, MI. View the full address on Dr. Kilmer-Ernst’s profile.

    Dr. Kilmer-Ernst has seen patients for Scoliosis and Lumbar Radiculopathy, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Kilmer-Ernst on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    13 patients have reviewed Dr. Kilmer-Ernst. The overall rating for this provider is 4.4. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Kilmer-Ernst.

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