David Clymer, MD

Board Certified In Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Clymer wears many hats with specialty interests in Total Joint Arthroplasty, Lumbar Spine, Sports Medicine, Upper and Lower Extremity General Orthopedics, Workers Compensation, Legal Medical Record Reviews, and Expert Witness Work.

Areas of Specialty

  • Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper and Lower Extremity General Orthopedics
  • Workers Compensation
  • Legal Medical Record Reviews
  • Expert Witness Work


University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas; 1980-1985

Doctor of Medicine

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; 1980


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association


Awards & Recognition

Ingram’s Magazine 2018 Kansas City Top Doctor



Learn about General Back Pain Treatments
with Dr. Clymer

As people age and sit more throughout the day, many will experience back pain and other issues like pinched nerves or stenosis. In some cases, this pain is best treated through conservative routes, such as physical therapy or pain injections. However, sometimes surgical intervention is a much quicker and more appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Clymer specializes in both.


Learn about Workplace Injuries &
Worker’s Compensation with Dr. Clymer

When an injury at the workplace occurs, the injured person will typically involve their employer in the process for post-injury care with worker’s compensation. Your physician at KCOA treats all patients, no matter where their injury occurred as our welcome guests. We are passionate about helping people move on from injuries and we make sure to address all safety concerns we have with the patient to ensure successful recoveries.


Fun Fact

Dr. Clymer enjoys both snow skiing and water skiing.

More About Dr. Clymer

Dr. Clymer received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and then completed his residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.