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Benjamin Kam, MD, MPH

Benjamin Kam, MD, MPH

4.5 out of 5 (217 patient ratings)


Medical Center Point
1633 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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Phone: 719-447-1000
Fax: 719-471-8841


Our medical group has proudly served the Pikes Peak region for over 70 years!

Together Dr. Ben Kam and Dr. Sean Kelly are among the first orthopedic surgeons in the Pikes Peak Region to perform Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee replacement surgery. Optum welcomed Dr. Kam to our orthopedic team in August 2016 and we were able to expand our access to orthopedic services with his addition. Dr. Kam comes to Optum with over 10 years’experience in sports medicine-focused orthopedic surgery. When he’s not busy seeing patients, Dr. Kam enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Education

2004ResidencyOregon Health and Sciences University
1996InternshipBaptist Memorial Hospital
1995MPHTulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1995MDTulane University School of Medicine
1991BS, BiologyUnited States Air Force Academy

Experience

2016 - PresentOrthopedic SurgeonColorado Springs Health Partners, A DaVita Medical Group
2010 - 2016Assistant Professor of Surgery/PreceptorUSAF Academy externshipCO
2012 - 2015Commander, 673rd Surgical Operations SquadronJBERAK
2011 - 2012Staff Orthopedic Surgeon673rd Surgical Operations Squadron, JBERAK
2010 - 2011Deputy Squadron Commander10th Surgical Operations SquadronUSAFA, CO
2010 - 2011Team PhysicianBasketball TeamUSAFA, CO
2010 - 2011Director of ResearchDept. of OrthopedicsUSAFA, CO
2007 - 2010Surgical Services Flight CommanderUS Air ForceUSAFA, CO
2006 - 2007Medical Director, Surgical ServicesUS Air ForceUSAFA, CO
2004 - 2006Chief, Orthopedic ElementUS Air ForceUSAFA, CO

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association

PATIENT COMMENTS

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6/30/2020
PA didn't know which sutures were to be removed at week #2 appt.
9/8/2020
He seemed very rushed, gave me short little answers to my questions and was gone, seemed I was just taking up his time.
9/26/2020
The provider didn't seem to concerned. He told me my two options and left it up to me, not much guidance. He also said with the whole wrist pain it's probably more than the cyst and to go to physical therapy, but didn't give any indication of what else is causing the pain. I decided with aspiration, however the next visit to aspirate the PA said it would not be successful. So I waiting in the waiting for 45 minutes to be told it would not be successful and told to have an mri and surgery. The next day I get a call to schedule the surgery and get everything on the books, I then asked when should I get the MRI as I hadn't received a call yet on that. She said oh I wasn't aware you needed one, but call me back if there is an issue, sure enough radiology's first appt was after the surgery date. I canceled surgery and will start this process over with another provider. The communication between departments lack. And honestly I felt my situation was the lowest concern, almost a bother. I understand my wrist pain isn't a top priority, such as a fracture, since I am still capable of using it, but a hint of compassion would go a long way.
9/28/2020
The doctor send me yo go physical exercise eith my shoulder. No good hurt yoo much. i may need the injection or maybe the MIR to see why my arm and shoulder hurt too much. i ask if he did injection on the knee. he said i need to tell you later first we need to talk about your shoulder. i saw the display of knee and hip there. i ask the nurse if he did that. she said yes. but i already contacted my regular doctor at the orthopedic group to put me the injection on my right knee, been butter me too much late.
8/13/2020
very good, everyone was great
3/23/2021
Doctor Kam, is the most knowledgeable and most caring MD I have ever had.
4/27/2020
*Dr. Kam was good with the surgery and with answering questions. Very nice dr. took time with me.
12/21/2020
The time constraints are stressful for both the surgeon and patient. Coupled with the technology challenges, it wasn't a satisfactory interaction for either of us. I knew his time was limited so I had a list of questions, and he had things he needed to cover, and it didn't work well. He is fairly rigid in his agenda and procedures and I have had trouble communicating with him in the past.
1/13/2021
Dr Kam was a wonderful Dr to me!!! I was happy with his care for me!
12/8/2020
Dr Kam spends 5 minutes tops with my appointments. He does not seem to know specifics of my case or care to. My knee is slipping back into the position it was before this massive surgery. I need a new Dr.
12/29/2020
good
11/19/2020
Dr. B Kam, is the MAN!!
10/26/2020
Dr Kam explained everything wonderfully.
1/14/2021
The physician wasn't listening to what I was explaining, but instead went my his interpretation of the scans. I went in for a visit, was on time, physician saw me, and I left with no follow-plan or what to do next. It all seemed to be a waste of time, money, and effort.
3/23/2021
He kept checking his phone. He seemed very pre-occupied. He was much better on the 1st visit.
9/15/2020
This visit was pathetic at best. Still no surgery on my wrist. Just what am I supposed to do now?
7/15/2020
Having to wait so long to get appointments and then waiting at the clinic for a scheduled appointment made the whole situation clouded. They want you on time but aren't able to meet the time themselves.
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