Kiel Beltinck, D.O., was first exposed to orthopedic surgery as a patient, when he was playing football during college at Michigan State University. “After I received great care, it sparked my interest in becoming a surgeon. From there, I was able to spend time working alongside an orthopedic surgeon.”
Dr. Beltinck also emphasizes that orthopedics is an ever-changing field, and he makes it a point to be well-versed on the most up-to-date treatments, research and technology. “With the advances that have been and will continue to be made in orthopedic surgery, we continue to standardize and transform care for all patient needs.”
During his time in medical school, Dr. Beltinck spent time in Africa on a medical mission, and he hopes to integrate local and international outreach programs into his practice.
Philosophy of Care
“My philosophy starts with preventive care and good bone health,” Dr. Beltinck said. “I believe it’s important to treat every patient as a whole, factoring in their age, occupation and other health issues when treating musculoskeletal injuries. I care about my patients’ safety and well-being, from start to finish.”
Dr. Beltinck finds most satisfying the intellectual and physical challenges of orthopedic surgery as well as the ability to make an immediate difference in the lives of his patients. “Having the opportunity to touch the lives of a diverse patient population, from treating arthritic joints in the elderly to the acute fracture in a child is very rewarding.”
Dr. Beltinck enjoys spending time with his wife, Marissa, daughter Marla, and Sanders, the family’s Chesapeake Bay retriever. He also loves to travel and spend time outdoors hiking, scuba diving and boating.
Special Interests and Procedures
Dr. Beltinck has a special interest in total knee, hip and shoulder replacements with an emphasis on rapid recovery; partial knee replacements; pediatric and adult fractures, including complex and difficult traumatic fractures; and sports-related injuries, including arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery.