Courtney Valko, PA-C

Orthopedics

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I chose orthopedics because the complexity of bones and muscles and how the body moves and works as a whole interconnected unit fascinates me. I was an avid athlete growing up, so I love the idea of helping kids get back to being healthy and return to all of their activities once treated. 

Why I Treat Children

Because kids are so fun to work with! As a fifth grader I was treated for a blood disorder, and just how caring and compassionate the staff were still resonates with me to this day. I want to try and be that type of provider to the children at Nemours.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about medicine and health in general. I try to encourage my patients (and their families) to be active and eat healthy, regardless of their diagnosis at that specific visit. I don’t care how they are active — whether it is team sports, running, rock climbing, hiking, etc., as long as they are moving. 

How I Try to Make A Difference

By treating the patients and their families as an important part of the medical process. Along with listening to the family, I try to speak directly to the kids during the visit so I can understand their concerns. When possible I let the family help with deciding on course of treatment, as they know their child and what may work best. I attempt to take my time in explaining everything thoroughly so they leave with a good understanding of what the problem is and how it can be solved. 

Education & Training

Board Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna Lifesource Transplant
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • Interlink Transplant
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • US Family Health Plan

  • Foot and Ankle Conditions
  • Fracture Management
  • Knee Conditions

  • English