Seeing patients in Phoenix Arcadia
Meet Dr. Wilmink of OrthoArizona – Arcadia Division
As the surgeon who introduced the anterior hip replacement to Arizona, Dr. Wilmink teaches the anterior hip replacement to other surgeons throughout the United States. Dr. Wilmink completed his medical degree and orthopedic residency at the University of British Columbia. He specializes in trauma, total joint replacement, arthroscopy and joint reconstruction.
“At six years old, I decided I wanted to be a “Brain Surgeon”. I obviously didn’t know what that meant at that age. I played water polo from a very young age and at age 15 started playing on the national team. I played on that team through my third year in medical school. We traveled around the world to play and always had our team physicians with us. The exposure to that profession piqued my interest. The sports side of the profession and the daily problem-solving confirmed my decision to go into orthopedic surgery. Nothing ever presents the same in orthopedics.”
“I have been doing spin class and mountain biking and it is light years better than I could have ever imagined. I even fell on my bike (not that you like to hear that) and landed on my right hip and it was unaffected, no issues, no big deal. To be honest, falling and not having any pain or anything, gave me that last remaining bit of confidence I needed to really get back to my old life without worrying.
People that have not seen me in a long time can notice that I am walking taller, and straighter and it’s surprising to look back and realize how long I had been compensating for my bad hips. I cannot imagine my life if I had to wait 20 more years to get this done.
Thank you again for being who you are and believing in quality of life.”
Frequently Asked Questions
After practicing for fifteen years as an orthopaedic surgeon I have found that it is much easier and less stressful for patients to go through a surgery and recovery when they have an idea of what to expect before they begin their journey. My physician assistant, Adrienne Kelley, and myself have put together these FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) for patients undergoing total knee and hip replacement surgery. Of course there are more questions and topics that will need to be covered when surgery is discussed in the office. Hopefully these files can alleviate some anxiety and allow for a better patient experience.
Is it possible to get both hips replaced at the same time?
Common Surgical Procedures Performed by Dr. Wilmink
This is a list of commonly performed surgeries, there are additional surgeries that Dr. Wilmink performs that are not be listed here.
Dr. Wilmink performs surgery with his physician assistant, Adrienne Kelley. Adrienne is on all the same insurance carries as Dr. Wilmink.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
FRCSC Orthopaedic Surgery:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
- Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004
- The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
- The Medical Council of Canada
- Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
- United States Medical Licensing Exam
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Canadian Orthopedic Association
- Maricopa County Medical Society
- Executive Council, Phoenix Boys and Girls Club
- OASIS Hospital
- Gateway Surgery Center
- John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital
- St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
- Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Phoenix Arcadia Office
3033 North 44th Street, Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Office Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Dr. Wilmink in the News
Dr. Wilmink is a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, who recently helped the Metro Phoenix Boys & Girls Club open a new gym in Phoenix.
The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, also raised a record $9,369,873 for local charities through proceeds raised from the 2016 tournament
5-Star Review from C. H.
“There’s not enough room here for me to sing the praises of this surgeon! After 19 months of wrong diagnosis and treatment from several other doctors I was ready to give up and live in pain forever. Went to Dr. Wilmink as a last resort and his professionalism and concerns for my health issue was unsurpassed. He took x-rays, immediately saw the damage to my hip and scheduled a surgery date during that visit. I can’t thank him and his staff enough for their excellent handling of my needs.”
5-Star Review from Paula K.
“In a five-year timeframe I needed both hips replaced. I cannot say enough about Dr. Wilmink and P.A. Adrienne Kelley. They are an amazing duo! Their reassurance in pre and post op put me at ease, particularly at the first surgery which made going back for the second surgery a “no brainer” for me. I was up and walking shortly after the surgery and recuperation at home was quick. Would highly recommend Dr. Wilmink!”