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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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