Active Orthopaedics P.C.

Orthopaedic Surgeons located in Waterbury, Middlebury, CT

Our Practice

Active Orthopaedics P.C. is a community-focused orthopaedic practice serving the Greater Waterbury region that offers individualized, patient-centered care. Our providers, Dr. Michael J. Kaplan, Dr. Erik J. Carlson, and Ken Miner PA-C, strive to maintain the highest standard of care for patients. We offer a broad complement of orthopaedic and sports medicine services, including total joint replacement, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, specialized hand and elbow surgery, and fracture care.

As a practice, we have years of training and experience in treating high-performance athletes and weekend warriors, but work with each patient individually to form personalized treatment plans that fit each patient’s lifestyle and goals. In addition, both our providers and office staff are experienced in the treatment and care of Worker’s Compensation injuries and frequently provide Independent Medical Evaluations and Second Opinions for complex orthopaedic injuries and conditions.  

Dr. Michael Kaplan and Dr. Erik Carlson are board-certified orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in and have many years of experience in a wide range of orthopaedic procedures and services. Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Carlson, Ken Miner, and the entire Active Orthopaedics team look forward to helping patients and their loved ones quickly and safely get back to work and play. Contact our office or request your appointment online today!

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Active Orthopaedics P.C.

Active Orthopaedics P.C. is a community-focused orthopaedic practice serving the Greater Waterbury region that offers individualized, patient-centered care. Our providers, Dr. Michael J. Kaplan, Dr. Erik J. Carlson, and Ken Miner PA-C, strive to maintain the highest standard of care for patients. We offer a broad complement of orthopaedic and sports medicine services, including total joint replacement, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, specialized hand and elbow surgery, and fracture care.

As a practice, we have years of training and experience in treating high-performance athletes and weekend warriors, but work with each patient individually to form personalized treatment plans that fit each patient’s lifestyle and goals. In addition, both our providers and office staff are experienced in the treatment and care of Worker’s Compensation injuries and frequently provide Independent Medical Evaluations and Second Opinions for complex orthopaedic injuries and conditions.  

Dr. Michael Kaplan and Dr. Erik Carlson are board-certified orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in and have many years of experience in a wide range of orthopaedic procedures and services. Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Carlson, Ken Miner, and the entire Active Orthopaedics team look forward to helping patients and their loved ones quickly and safely get back to work and play. Contact our office or request your appointment online today!


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Meet Your Providers

Meet Kenneth Miner, Our Certified Physician Assistant.

W. Kenneth Miner, PA-C

Ken Miner is a vital part of the team at Active Orthopaedics P.C. and has years of experience in evaluating and treating all types of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems and conditions. He is involved in many aspects of patient care, from initial and follow-up visits to routine post-operative care and urgent appointments. Like the entire team at Active Orthopaedics, Ken Miner prides himself in taking the necessary time to explain issues associated with each patient's care and answering all questions. In addition, Ken frequently assists Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Carlson during complex surgical cases and helps perform routine office procedures. 

Education

  • Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program, 1978
  • Duke University B.A., 1974


Professional Work

  • Active Orthopaedics, PC, Certified Physician Assistant - 1997-Present
  • St. Mary's Hospital Emergency Department, Waterbury CT - 1996 - 2001
  • Orthopaedic Treatment Center, Waterbury CT - 1990 - 1996
  • St. Mary's Hospital Adult Outpatient Clinic, Waterbury CT - 1978-1990
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Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Active Orthopaedics, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Cigna
ConnectiCare
First Health
HealthyCT
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
Oxford United Healthcare
PHCS
Tricare
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Dr. Carlson was courteous and practical, and ready to propose options. Despite the late Friday hour, he also spent extra time with me to discuss about other concerns."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "I'm walking better than I have in months after my knee surgery. I'd definitely see Dr. Kaplan again should the need arise."

    D. S.
Location
Active Orthopaedics P.C.
1579 Straits Turnpike
Waterbury

Middlebury, CT 06762
Phone: 203-292-1863
Fax: (203) 758-1070
Office Hours

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203-292-1863

Active Orthopaedics P.C.
1579 Straits Turnpike
Middlebury, CT 06762