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  • I broke my wrist while traveling abroad and had to return home for surgery. Dr. Klifto worked me into his busy schedule, and he has been fantastic every step of the way. Six months later, there is little evidence of surgery. The scar is practically invisible, and range of motion and strength are excellent. In addition to being a skilled surgeon, he is a genuinely nice guy and has been reassuring and encouraging throughout. Highly recommend!
  • Verified Patient -June 2019


  • It was not blind luck, but more like Divine Selection that I had the great fortune to have Dr. Christopher Klifto as my surgeon for my Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement on my right shoulder. It has been almost a year (July 6, 2018), and I can do everything I want to do. At 70 years old, almost 71, I have never graciously accepted that I had multiple reasons to be concerned for having a sore back, muscles, and other more serious issues, such as type II diabetes and prostate cancer (from exposure to Agent Orange). I go about life with humor every day, and, in my mind, I’m still the kid who never grew up. While I’ve heard that some people have had pain from this surgery, I am pain free. I can’t heal myself, so it has to be this Orthpaedic Surgeon named Christopher Klifto. He was given this special ability and talent from Heaven, along with his amazing intelligence, and I’m not alone. There are veterans and general patients who are functional again, because he cares. I am one.
  • Verified Patient -June 2019


  • Dr. Klifto was an exceptional physician who treated me like i was part of his family. His attentiveness to detail along with making sure that all your questions were answered really was remarkable and nothing like i have seen in the past. The staff was also very timely and made sure that your visit was as comfortable as needed. I would recommend Dr. Klifto to anyone, as he truly has a deep sense of care for his patients and how their lives after a procedure are.

  • After several visits to the Private Diagnostic Clinic, I have always found all the staff, from receptionists to physicians, pleasant, efficient, helpful, caring and knowledgeable. Wish all medical practices were like this one.
  • Verified Patient - April 2019


  • I am a very satisfied patient and very pleased with my doctor who performed the surgery and the overall staff was exceptionally kind and professional in mannerism. I am thinking of making Duke Health my primary care for all my needs.
  • Verified Patient - April 2019


  • overall a great experience!
  • Verified Patient - April 2019


  • The doctor was very patient and attentive to my concerns and helped make decision to follow up with MRI and then meet again after.
  • Verified Patient - March 2019


  • I Have had the best care possible.
  • Verified Patient - March 2019


  • Dr. Klifto was amazing and I am thankful for is help.
  • Verified Patient - March 2019


  • Dr . Klifto was friendly, caring and competent. I would highly recommend him.
  • Verified Patient - March 2019


  • felt confident my issues would be resolved
  • Verified Patient - March 2019


  • everyone was very courteous
  • Verified Patient - February 2019


  • exceptional bed side manner very impressed with Dr and staff new patient to this office will definitely go back
  • Verified Patient - February 2019


  • Dr Klifto is very kind and understanding. I would recommend him to anyone.
  • Verified Patient - February 2019


  • I felt the entire expirence was fantastic!
  • Verified Patient - February 2019


  • This was a 2nd opinion visit for me following a visit in a Rocky Mount, NC. I could not have been more pleased with Dr. Klifto's professionalism and bedside manner. Thankful I found him. I will not see anyone else for myfuture orthopedics needs.
  • Verified Patient - February 2019


  • Excellent care from an excellent doctor! Dr. Klifto thoroughly explained my injury and the surgery that was needed. He addressed my fears and concerns of surgery which made the process less stressful. His care and concern for my well being was very genuine. My surgery was a success and his follow up care has been superior. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Klifto and my experience under his care.He is a great addition to the Duke Health family.
  • Verified Patient - January 2019


  • Dr. Klifto, Dr. Tainter (Resident) and Josh Valentine (MA?) - all very thorough, efficient, kind and patient.
  • Verified Patient - January 2019


  • Dr Klifto is a very caring physician who communicates with and cares very much about his patients. i would recommend him to anyone.
  • Verified Patient - January 2019


  • If you're looking for a good orthopaedic guy, your search is over. Dr. Klifto is one of the best and most caring physicians I've ever met. His positive manner and compassion for his patients is unparalleled; his willingness to go to whatever lengths necessary to provide the proper care – or to exhibit sympathy toward one's condition, and encourage a positive attitude – far exceed the most hoped-for expectations. In short, if he isn't the best, he's crowding out those who claim to be.

  • Dr. Klifto is among the most highly qualified surgeons I have ever had the privilege to be a patient of. He is so easy to talk with, gives answers to each question, and leaves me feeling completely satisfied with my care, and I know, without any doubt, what to expect as I continue to heal, and what limitations I will have going forward. Having a total reverse shoulder replacement sounds almost impossible to believe, but Dr. Klifto, with his surgical excellence, erased the mystery, and for me, performed that which I considered a futuristic dream. I made an appointment for my brother-in-law, because there is no physician more qualified. Thank God for Dr. Klifto.
  • Verified Patient - January 2019


  • This visit was for consultation regarding a shoulder injury. Dr Klifto knows my physical therapist and the surgeon who did the earlier surgery and about the ultra sound dealing with the torn rotor cuff. He had a model to show my brother and myself of what was involved in possibly more surgery which was so helpful. I had heard that shoulder replacement was a possibly but didn't know how what was involved but with his explanation and the model it became very clear of what was involved. Appreciate that!
  • Verified Patient - January 2019


  • Dr Klifto and Josh are the best . . . knowledgeable, always caring, helpful, friendly and respectful.
  • Verified Patient - January 2019


  • excellent, friendly & competent ladies at the "check in" desk. very pleased with this visit
  • Verified Patient - December 2018


  • Everyone in Dr. Klifto's office, including Dr. Klifto, are highly professional and welcoming. He and his staff made my very nervous son feel comfortable. Thank you.
  • Verified Patient - November 2018


  • I found Dr. Klifto and his assistant to be very professional, helpful, and caring.
  • Verified Patient - November 2018


  • This is an awesome Dr. He knows what he is doing.
  • Verified Patient - November 2018


  • The doctor has always been very good , professional, and kind the times I have been to see him, the treatment he gave (injection) in my right wrist helped.
  • Verified Patient - October 2018


  • Dr. Klifto is usually very prompt. This day, he had a couple of emergencies so my appointment was somewhat delayed. He is compassionate and takes shared decision-making seriously.
  • Verified Patient - October 2018


  • Everyone was very good. The whole staff was nice and very hospitable. I could not have asked for anyone better. Dr. Klifto was just a sweetheart.
  • Verified Patient - October 2018


  • Everything person we worked with were super. Dr. Klifto was fantastic!
  • Verified Patient - October 2018


  • very impressed w quality of service and personality of both the resident and the doctor
  • Verified Patient - September 2018


  • very pleased with Dr klifto & staff
  • Verified Patient - September 2018


  • excellent care from the moment I walked in
  • Verified Patient - September 2018


  • Dr. Klifto is wonderful!!! He repaired my fractured wrist perfectly and has agreed to care for my shoulder. I would highly recommend him. I trust him implicitly to operate on my shoulder when necessary.
  • Verified Patient - August 2018


  • Amazing bedside manner, kind and seemed very intuitive
  • Verified Patient - August 2018


  • The nurses and doctor klifto are really good
  • Verified Patient - August 2018


  • Great experience!
  • Verified Patient - August 2018


  • Love Dr. Klifto and his entire staff! Tgey are the greatest.
  • Verified Patient - August 2018


  • Dr Klifto is wonderful!!! He repaired my fractured wrist perfectly and has agreed to care for my shoulder. I would highly recommend him. I trust him implicitly to operate on my shoulder when necessary.
  • Verified Patient - August 2018


  • Prompt scheduling of my test/procedure. Office administered treatment which resulted in relief of my symptoms.
  • Verified Patient - August 2018


  • I am a practicing physician who has worked with hundreds of physicians. Dr Klifto is a caring and professional doctor and outstanding surgeon.
  • Verified Patient - August 2018


  • Good!
  • Verified Patient - July 2018


  • I could have not had a better surgeon to put my arm back together. always had a smile and very understanding.
  • Verified Patient - July 2018


  • Great doctor and nurses
  • Verified Patient - July 2018


  • I will wear duke blue rather than nc baby blue. you are my heroes. the entire system worked seamlessly to repair my injured wrist
  • Verified Patient - July 2018


  • Dr. Klifto was great !!! Very courteous :)
  • Verified Patient - July 2018


  • The visit was very positive. Dr. Klifto was pleasant and professional and did a great job of casting my arm. Eveyone involved was very helpful.
  • Verified Patient - July 2018


  • Excellent
  • Verified Patient - July 2018


  • Good Experience
  • Verified Patient - July 2018


  • Doctor ordered x-rays before he ever saw me or spoke to me about my condition. I refused the x-ray until after I was able to talk to the doctor. I think that this should be the routine practice so that the patient can ask questions before and tests are ordered.
  • Verified Patient - June 2018


  • I switched to Dr. Klifto in Durham which is a 45 minute drive from my home rather than going to the Orthopedic across the street from me. I observed the way he treated my mother and I wanted the same treatment. Unfortunately I didn't receive that closer to me. Dr. Klifto and his office are worth the drive.
  • Verified Patient - April 2018


  • Dr. Klifto and his staff always take good care of me and try to help facilitate the best possible outcome for my well being.
  • Verified Patient - April 2018


  • Wonderful care
  • Verified Patient - March 2018


  • Dr. Klifto was courteous and knowledgable. The X-ray technician "April" was kind and very gentle. I received excellent care during my appointment.
  • Verified Patient - March 2018


  • Any and all visits to Dr. Klifto's office have been superb. Excellent care from an excellent physician and staff! He thoroughly explained my injury and the surgery that was needed. He answered my questions and addressed my fears and concerns of surgery. His follow care has been wonderful. Dr. Klifto's care and concern for my well being was very genuine. He is a great addition to the Duke Health family.
  • Verified Patient - March 2018


  • This was a referral and I was extremely impress as compared to the office which referred me. I was extremely satisfied.
  • Verified Patient - March 2018


  • Excelent
  • Verified Patient - March 2018


  • Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
  • Verified Patient - March 2018


  • Dr. Klifto's team were most polite, engaging, and knowledgeable. Dr. Klifto did something that I reaaly admired and doesn't happen very often--he called me at home over the weekend to see how I was doing following my surgery. Other physicians should do the same.
  • Verified Patient - February 2018


  • My experience with Dr. Klifto was top notch. he was very kind knowledgeable and concerned. he answered all of my questions thoroughly.
  • Verified Patient - February 2018


  • The whole visit went well, and I was treated very well by all staff and Dr. Klifto. Dr. Klifto was a good listener and did an excellent job of explaining my options
  • Verified Patient - February 2018


  • I can not say enough good things about Dr. Klifto. He has gone above and beyond for my care. From the first visit, to my surgery, and then the care/follow-up afterwards. It has been nothing but great. Seriously, I can't explain how much it has meant to me for him to take such good care of me!
  • Verified Patient - February 2018


  • Me I had a fall on black ice and couldn't move my arm. the practice PA, Kyle Kirkland helpmeet me to get an appt. with Dr. Klifto. they were all very busy due to delayed opening. But everyone was so kind and helpful. The registration process was complicated by some insurance issues, The desk staff were really patient and figured it out. The X-ray techs were wonderful. I was in a lot of pain and it was hard for them to get the xray angles, but they did and they were so nice. Efficient and great staff. No c computers in the room, so MD actually sat & looked at me! Nice.
  • Verified Patient - January 2018


  • My experience with the provider was good in every way.
  • Verified Patient - January 2018


  • Very nice
  • Verified Patient - January 2018


  • Very friendly staff. nice nurses. the surgeon is awesome. nice facility
  • Verified Patient - January 2018


  • Dr. Klifto was a great listener and answered all my questions. Very compassionate as well!
  • Verified Patient - January 2018


  • Dr and staff are the best
  • Verified Patient - January 2018


  • I greatly appreciate the care as well as treatment I received during my visit,and I love the foreword honesty projected by my caregiver!! I've never felt more comfortable...thanks..
  • Verified Patient - January 2018


  • Doctor and staff were very friendly and helpful.
  • Verified Patient - January 2018


  • Excellent care and service
  • Verified Patient - December 2017


  • Dr. Klifto was excellent and really did a great job identifying personally and professionally. I would highly recommend him to any of my family members and trust him with my care
  • Verified Patient - December 2017


  • I am profoundly grateful to Dr. Klifto and consider him to be one of the best providers I have had in my young 64 years! He went far above and beyond what would be expected to help with my medical condition. I appreciate his knowledge,skill in communicating, professionalism, and mostly his kindness in treating patients.
  • Verified Patient - December 2017


  • Dr. Klifto is a very caring doctor and while I am sorry I broke my wrist, I am glad he did the surgery on my wrist.
  • Verified Patient - December 2017


  • Dr. K was amazing and would highly recommend to anyone! loved him!
  • Verified Patient - December 2017


  • Excellent
  • Verified Patient - December 2017


  • Dr. Klifto and his staff were prompt, kind, and very caring. I am very happy with my appointment.
  • Verified Patient - December 2017


  • Very pleasant and helpful team
  • Verified Patient - November 2017


  • Dr. has a great personality and very helpful
  • Verified Patient - November 2017


  • Everything went smoothly, and everyone was attentive and friendly. surgery (after the NC ortho visit) was about an hour late, but not such a big deal.
  • Verified Patient - November 2017


  • My Doctor is very good, always nice and kind. All the people who work with with him are great!!
  • Verified Patient - November 2017