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Dr. Kearse was born and raised in West Palm Beach and graduated from The King’s Academy. He graduated from the University of Florida with honors in microbiology as an undergraduate, and received his medical degree from University of Florida as well. Dr. Kearse completed an Orthopedic surgery residency at University of Florida-Jacksonville, at Shands Hospital, and also completed a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the University of Miami, at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Kearse is thrilled to be back in his hometown to practice with Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute. He trained in general orthopaedics, and the subspecialty of hand, wrist, and elbow, and has a special interest in restoring the function of patients, particularly with hand and upper extremity problems. He works with patients to develop a treatment program that best suits their current condition and will often provide multiple non-operative interventions through the use of activity modifications, medications, injections, bracing and therapy.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Kearse was encouraging and amenable to discussion. I felt confident I'd made the right choice.
He is always professional , and takes his time explaining things to you.
I liked Dr. Kearse laid-back but professional style. He gave several options and a advised of the success probability. I have had doctors pressure me into procedures without being advised of the possible outcomes.
He is a kind doctor. Spoke to me as if I was a person. Great doctor.
Excellent services. Very pleased with the Dr
I was very pleased!!
He is a very caring doctor. He listens to me and together we decide on what to do next.
Explained my issue and the plan moving forward so I could understand. Spent the time needed.
It was a great first visit - Dr. Kearse was attentive and thorough. I feel like he gave me a good perspective of my condition and what I can expect in the future. The treatment was immediate (shot) and I received the necessary split to make it all go smooth and I feel like treatment is well on it's way. He gave me good natural remedies as well as more medicinal options ..... LOVE HIM!!! So far - A++ !!!!!!
Service was punctual and professional.
Dr. Kearse is an excellent doctor. He gives you all of your options for treatment. I have been seeing him for a while and I appreciate him and his staff.
Excellent! Very informative, professional, friendly, couldn't have asked for a better appointment!
Dr. Kearse is Very professional and certainly down to earth. I am grateful to have found him.
Very pleasant Dr. Never feel rushed. He answers all your questions.
Explained everything in a manner that was easy to understand. Made me very comfortable.
Dr. Kearse is a great orthopedist! He has helped me with a number of issues with my arm, related to playing tennis. He is very compassionate, listens well, is patient with his patient, and offers a clear diagnosis and recommendations. I highly recommend him. In the past, it has been much easier to deal with Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute (PBOI) administratively. This time, it was difficult to reach anyone to schedule an appointment. My wife and I put in a number of hours just sorting out the appointment. They seem to be leaning more on their online system - which is fine if you can wait for the next available appointment. Reaching someone by phone was much more difficult.
I was pleased that he remembered who I was. Big plus as a patient. Good bedside manner. He was interested when I shared with him my big news of the day. Explained medical procedure explicitly including expectations during procedure and what to expect later when I would be in pain.
Great doctor, very professional takes a personal interest in your well being.
There just isn't a better orthopedic than Dr Kearse.
Great experience. Dr. Kearse was very knowledgeable -- very glad I went to see him. Also, his staff was very nice.
He is very caring, understanding, patient, and thorough. Shows deep concern in your matter and willing to listen, and follow through with a treatment plan. Would recommend Dr. Kearse to anyone!
Cordial, professional hour. Had conversation of my problem(s) with Dr. Kearse, appropriate x-rays were taken and a CD made of an image I'm to give to the VA, my primary, for evaluation and resolution to a long-standing problem. If the VA will not authorize an MRI necessary to resolve my problem due to the results on the CD, I'm to contact Dr. Kearse for other alternatives.
It was really great! The atmosphere was pleasant. Dr. Kearse was awesome.
He is an amazing doctor. Both gentle and kind. He has taken care of the arthritis in my hands for over a year. I think the world of him.
This is one of the most efficiently run physician's office I have ever been too and Dr. Kearse is fantastic, in knowledge, treatment plans and bedside manner. I have been a few times and never been disappointed!
Dr. Kearse was friendly, professional, and explained the situation in terms I had no difficulty understanding. I felt he took adequate time; did not feel the least bit rushed. Excellent!!
So informative. Very thorough.
Great visit. Made me feel very relaxed about my procedures. Nice staff.
Great personality. Thorough analysis and explanation of my hand pain. Good overall experience.
Very pleased with the staff and doctor.
Dr. Kearse was very nice. Appreciated his timeliness and interaction.
Dr. Kearse is a wonderful Doctor. He has always made me feel important. He makes sure I have had every opportunity to ask any question I may have. He spends as much time with you as you want/need. I have never felt rushed. He is very kind.
Dr. Kearse is a very warm person who puts you at ease and talks in layman terms to promote understanding and help the patient gain a better understanding of the situation.
Dr. Kearse was very friendly and so was the staff. He asked if I had any questions and took his time answering. Very good experience. Would also like to note that the person who called the night before, Matt, was also VERY friendly and helpful. Thank you.
I was so pleased with the timing and the process that I told 2 friends about it that same day. Can't remember ever telling anyone how good a doctors appointment went ever before.
The doctor is warm, caring, and very knowledgeable. He is very willing to explain procedures and what to expect from the treatment.
Nice doctor. Busy office. Took about an hour overall. Inside big building next to the hospital so you can just do the free valet parking.
Sincerely a genuinely nice person that took time to explain what was going on and gave me very informative advise and care. HIGHLY recommend!
Dr. Kearse was compassionate, very clear with his diagnosis and treatment suggestions, and open to any questions we had. His whole team is the best!
Dr. Kearse was excellent in every way. I have already referred a friend to him.
Dr. Kearse was professional, efficient and absolutely delightful. I was taken back within 5 minutes of my appointment time. He made me feel at ease, and was very gentle when he gave me two cortisone shot. I am happy to have found him and will mention him to my friends. Linda S.
Dr Kearse was the best. He put me at ease and really cares.
He is very personable and thorough , I understood his explanation of my condition and my plan of care.
All of the staff were friendly and amazingly helpful. Dr. Kearse is exceptional. This is my second visit and I appreciate a physician that takes time to explain in layman terms what is happening and what can be done to help elevate the pain/problem. He is patient and kind.
Explained my condition in laymans terms and treated my condition.
Dr. Kearse is professional, knowledgeable, accomodating and an awesome physician!
Dr. Kearse takes the time to explain everything in a friendly and professional manner. I would highly recommend him.
I think Dr. Kearse was phenomenal. He was very friendly, polite and helpful. I would definitely recommend him.
I think he is terrific I think his staff is also terrific His personality radiates and he is extremely professional Highly recommend ??
Just like previous visits very professional.... and pleasant.
Very friendly and sincere
He was very polite. Seemed interested in the problem with my hand. Provided me with an agreeable treatment.
He is thoroughly professional with a great attitude. Highly recommend him!
The doctor is pretty attentive and respectful, he really cares for his patients. Unfortunately, the admin and nurse staff is different. The nurse seemed annoyed because I asked her to look up for our MRI. She was borderline disrespectful pretending not understand what I was saying ( I have a Mexican accent), she said they have never gotten an MRI online and they don't have anything on the system. My whole family have had health issues and we have had MRIs done before and they were able to look up for the MRI and its report on their system, so I knew it could be done, while this nurse kept telling it was impossible and it has never been done like that before. It turned out I was right, she was able to pull out the MRI images from their system. She didn't even apologize.
The front lady wasn't nice , she doesn't smile, she looks mad
I went to Dr. Kearse for a second opinion about hand surgery. I've suffered with arthritis in the CMC joint of my thumbs for many years. As a hairdresser and cosmetology educator, I was very scared to even consider this! I knew he was the surgeon for me 5 minutes after being in the exam room. He explained my x-rays, he explained my problem, he went into detail about the surgery and the recovery period. I have had very good results with the surgery and I give him all the credit. He is genuine, he really cares. I will have my right hand done next year so I think that says it all. He is awesome!! The staff is great too!!
He was very personable and professional. The staff was also friendly and efficient.
Awesome. Very personable and very professional. Excellent grasp of the subject matter. Able to teach and instruct on all matters related to potential hand surgery. Also, we'll organized and we'll run office.
I thought Dr Kearse was very caring and extremely knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
We always have a great experience with Dr. Kearse. He is extremely knowledgable, very personable, and exhibits great bedside manner. My sons are athletes and have had their share of injuries.. Each time we see Dr. Kearse he gets them healed quickly and effectively! He's the best!!
Really liked Doc Kearse and believe he can help me.
Dr Kearse and the entire staff was both professional and friendly.Extremely well run office.
Have seen Dr. Kearse many times. Highly recommend him!
Very professional and knowledgeable. Discussed the treatment options available to me. Have scheduled the surgery.
I think Dr. Kearse is wonderful. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an orthopedic doctor.
Very friendly staff
Very impressed! He stayed & discussed all our questions & concerns. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Very nice young man at the front desk was welcoming & patient.
Very thorough and professional. Provided good education about condition. Highly recommend
He broke the reality in a very professional manner. He also presented options.
the entire staff was very organized, professional and courteous. my visit was expedited very quickly although thoroughly. I would highly recommend this office to anyone with orthopedic needs.
He was great. He explain everything in away that I was able to understand. The staff was very professional and friendly.
He gave a good overall explanation of my condition and the options that are recommended for treatment.
I really liked him a great deal. Very kind, thorough, and never made me feel like he was in a hurry. The girls were also very kind and professional.
Useful and informative. My entire family are fans of Dr Kearse!
Really happy to have found him
Dr Kearse performed a ganglion cyst removal on my left wrist. I knew there was a 15% chance that it can comeback. I took my chances as I had one removed 10 years prior on my right wrist. Needless to say the cyst came back, 10 months later. This was not an issue for me at all as I was fully aware that this was a possibility. I am most disappointed that the surgery was performed in an ambulatory surgery center but billed under the hospital (Wellington regional medical center) leaving me with a bill costing several thousand dollarsl)
The office staff and his assistant were welcoming and professional. Dr. Kearse took his time in going over my X-ray, he examined me thoroughly, answered all my questions, and was very easy to speak to. His bedside manner is excellent and I really trust his expertise.
I would definitely recommend him, very professional, great bedside manner and explains things in plain English, not medical terminology that I don't understand!
Dr Kearse gave me practical advice for my finger pain. He also recommended physical therapy which I'm sure will be helpful in my healing.
Very professional and personable. i would recommend him to anyone. office is efficient and i was in and out in a quick amount of time including an xray and seeing the doctor twice
He is awesome
was very happy - - I enjoy going to this practice - can not complain about any of their physicians - high quality drs and excellent patient care
Great Doctor! Was thorough and compassionate.
Professional, informative and friendly.
Dr. Kearse was very professional, yet friendly and his interaction was outstanding! I would definitely recommend him! Office was very efficient.
Excellent, very pleased with the entire office and Dr Kearse is so kind and caring
Dr. Kearse treats you like you're the only one there, very professional but kind, listens to and addresses your concerns and puts you at ease.
Very thorough, spent a lot of time with me, professional yet friendly. Highly recommend
Professional and caring. Would definitely recommend him if needed.
Excellent. Quickly diagnosed problem and prescribed treatment.
very professional and friendly
I thought he gave me the time needed to explain my problem. He was not in a rush, he listened to me and he explained what he felt the issue was and how he was going to treat it.
Professional, respectful, and friendly treatment. Excellent science with conservative treatment
Very efficient and helpful to treat my condition. I was especially impressed at how quickly I was able to see the Doctor.
Dr. Kearse answered all our questions, both the pre-written questions I had and those my wife and I asked spontaneously during the visit. He also read through my notes and with highly professional "give and take" helped us understand my risks going forward, plus additional types of Physical Therapy to seek as well as what to "clear" from my Immunologist before taking a certain medication as prescribed by my family practice physician's office.
Very competent good advice and very professional.
always enjoy coming to his office. he is very nice and has the best staff. I recommend him highly
Outstanding Physician- Personable-Performed Carpal Tunnel surgery with great results.
Very impressive. He was patient and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him and his practice.
Nice guy, took time with me, I appreciate the service and care.
Excellent doctor and staff! The wait was a little long, but I never go to the doctor's office in a hurry so it didn't bother me.
He was amazing
Very nice office waiting room. Girls in front office were very professional in appearance and actions. Dan the Xray man was very professional with a side of humor and friendly. Dr. Kearse was caring, friendly and professional.
Prompt, professional, perfect
I went in to see Dr. Kearse for a second opinion on surgery that I had over a year ago. The doctor had my hand x-rayed and then went through the films with me. I was very satisfied with Dr. Kearse's explanation and my prognosis.
He helped me a lot...was able 2 get ring off finger that was badly swollen.
Dr. Kearse was personable and was surprisingly good with my daughter although the website reminded me that it is an adult office.
i needed for a hand specialst for my daughter and had gone on line to find someone in my area it was late friday when i was looking and saw that dr kearse was in my area and was able to book an appointment online, the day i wanted wasnt available (it was a holiday on monday and i thought the office was closed) i book it for early the next day i received my email to confirm, monday came and the office called asking if i can rescheduel for that day which was perfect. the office staff was also very nice, when dr kearse came into the office he was very pleasant, personable and patient he examined my daughter thoroughly and took his time talking to her. hopefully i will never need him again but if so i know where i will go and who i will recommend to my friends
Overall, an excellent experience on my first visit. After filling out paperwork it took less than a minute to see the doctor. Dr. Kearse was friendly, gave me plenty of time and answered all my questions. His assistants were just as great. I highly recommend his practice.
I was very comfortable and set at ease with the levity and great attitude of the staff.
He was very professional and explained my condition in detail so I could understand more. Other Dr.s didn't expain at all and left me up in the air. Going back for follow-up and will def recommend to others.