David J. Clymer, MD

Board Certified In Orthopedic Surgery


Specialty Interests

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

Member of

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

Fun Fact

Dr. Clymer enjoys snow skiing and water skiing.


Meet Dr. David Clymer

“My goal will always be to return you to an active, fitness-oriented lifestyle.”


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

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 APEX Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 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.

Come see us!

Since 1967 (organized as Carondelet Orthopedics Surgery), Apex Orthopedics has been the premier provider of sports medicine in Kansas City.

In that time, we have worked tirelessly to help our clients feel better than they ever have before. And it never gets old.