Dr. Alexander Michalow, MD

Dr. Alexander Michalow, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alexander Michalow, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bradley, IL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

400 S Kennedy Dr Ste 100

Bradley, IL 60915

Contact Information

(815) 928-8050

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Joint Pain
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Jackson Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Michalow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Michalow's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michalow to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (18 with comments)
Dr. Michalow's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (18)
in Watseka. IL |
Broken hip repair for y mother who is 94 years old. Very courteous and specific explanation following surgery which was result of a fall. Follow up office visit went very well.
in St. Anne, IL |
Dr . Michalow recently did a minimally invasive total hip replacement on me and I am very pleased with the results. It has only been 2 weeks and I am walking with a cane long distances, and short distances without any assistive device. Recovery time is fast. Minimal pain at this point. I was very pleased with the time he took to prior to surgery to explain the procedure to me and answer my questions. I was also pleased with my first followup visit with him. I highly recommend him.
in Bourbonnais, IL |
Without question Dr. Michalow is one of the finest Orthopedic surgeons in the field. He recently performed a total hip replacement procedure on my left hip. The successful procedure was preceded by several weeks of appropriate examinations and tests. I was always aware of necessary steps and procedures in the process. I have had my first follow up appointment and I am in recovery. Everyone from the courteous and helpful receptionists to the X-Ray technicians at Oak Orthopedics were professional
in Bourbonnais, IL |
Visit today was quick & almost pain free( other than the cortisone injections??) Thank you Dr Michalow & staff, especially Karla A
Dr. tries to find and treat problem with minimum of discomfort to patient. Has awareness of problems critical to very senior patients.
in Kentland, Indiana |
Dr. Michalow, ha been my orthopedic Dr. for several years. I can not say enough about this great Dr. He has helped me with pain management, recommended therapy, So fun and friendly! Thorough and understands the problem. Explanations are in detail and easy to understand. Thanks Dr. for doing what you do best. ( Of course the wife thinks you are better at the piano.) Anyone who is lucky enough to have Dr. Michalow as their orthopedic specialist, will not be disappointed. Terry Davis
in Bourbonnais, IL |
He takes his time and explains everything clearly. He listens and truly tries to get to the root of your problem.
he is a very caring doctor explains everything so you understand whats going on AWESOME DOCTOR!!!!!
in peotone |
Always honest, caring and makes you feel like you are the only patient.
in Kankakee ill |
A great surgeon. Very caring. He did a hip replacement for me on both hips. I would recommend his serices to anyone. The staff at Oaks were very friendly and caring. They were the best.
in Peotone, il |
Dr. Michalow is an outstanding doctor!! Really made me feel at ease. Very professional. Explanations were thorough & easy to understand. Treatment was fast & painless. Very comforting to have him be the guy resetting my badly broken finger. I was Humpty Dumpty when I arrived & was out the door within 45 minutes & all put together again! Great doctor!! I am quite confident my hand is in good hands with Dr. Michalow!! Thanks doc!!!
in Braidwood, IL |
His empathy and compassion given my state of pain was greatly appreciated. The staff as well. Everyone was respectful and treated me as a human, as a patient, not a number. The x ray was quick and inconclusive given my pain level. A MRI was ordered and immediately done. me. Dr. Michalow read the report directly upon completion of the test & gave me a treatment plan. I'm still in disbelief as to how quickly I was given an apt and actually received answers the same day. I can't thank you enough.
in Kankakee, IL |
I like DR.Alexander E. Michalow I would recommend DR.Michalow to family and friends.
in Momence, Illinois |
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Michalow and his staff at OAK in Bradley. I had a torn rotator cuff and a SLAP tear that he fixed, along with something else that did not show up on the MRI, but he seen it during surgery. He and his staff were very accommodating to me when I was very nervous about surgery. I am not 8 weeks post op and I have better motion in my arm than before surgery. While still in some pain due to PT, it is being managed very well. Thanks Dr. Michalow and his staff
in Beecher, IL |
I needed a total knee replacement Oak offered a free seminar informational at a Riverside facility I attended. This introduced me to the Oak staff doctors for the surgery I needed. I choose Dr. Michalow and set up an appointment to discuss my knee problems. X-Rays were taken for evaluation, recommendations for corrective surgery were provided and all my apprehensive questions were answered by Dr. Michalow. I would recommend anyone seeking total knee replacement to confer with Dr. Michalow.
in Bourbonnais, IL |
It was very good. This visit was a follow up to shoulder surgery to remove bone spurs on my right shouder. I was very satisfied with the previous operation on the left shoulder perforned by Dr. Michalow several yers ago and and that is why I returned to him for the surgery on my right shoulder. .I am grateful for his skill in restoring my full use and full ange of motion in both shoulders.
in Watseka, IL |
He is the absolute best. He listened closely to my problem and discussed all my options. The surgeries have both been successful. He has replaced my left hip and repaired my right rotator cuff so far. I plan to stay with him for any future surgeries. I have already recommended him to family and co-workers.
in Kankakee, IL |
We really liked that he was very upfront with our daughter in what was wrong and how he would go about fixing the injury and the length of recovery.
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Dr. Michalow accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Michalow has admitting privileges

Riverside Medical Center
350 N Wall St
Kankakee, IL 60901
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Iroquois Memorial Hospital
200 E Fairman Ave
Watseka, IL 60970
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