Dr. Benjamin Harper, MD

Dr. Benjamin Harper, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
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Early on in life I very much enjoyed being an orderly in a community hospital. I liked the interaction with patients and the ability to help them in their day to day activities while in the hospital. During this time I especially enjoyed taking care of the orthopaedic patients and several of the surgeons were kind enough to mentor me in these early years and have continued now as friends through the years. It has turned out to be one of the most rewarding careers I could have imagined.

350 Lafayette Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Spectrum Health

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Top Care Areas


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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harper "I believe in treating my patients as I would treat friends or family. I strive to evaluate a patients problem and discuss this in a manner that makes sense to them and then discuss the variety of options that are available for treatment. This generally includes both non operative and operative options and after discussion we make decisions together."


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  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Harper does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trochanteric Bursitis


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  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • 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
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Louisiana Tech University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Virginia / Adult Reconstruction Program
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harper's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harper to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Harper'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 (7)
in Rockford, MI |
Of the four orthopedic surgeons who have done procedures on my knee over many years, he is the one I would recommend above the others. He is professional, has a sense of humor, explains expectations thoroughly, and is kind and humble. Prior to my last surgery i was quite truthfully terrified of the outcome and must admit it has turned out better than I expected. Only four months post surgery I am doing better than I have in years and with very moderate pain.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
My experience with Dr. Harper and RVO has been 100% positive. There was no pressure to have total knee replacement surgery. Once I made the decision, I was given a binder full of information. I read it and followed directions, starting with the exercises to strengthen my leg muscles. The staff is professional, friendly and always willing to answer questions. This overweight, arthritic 70 year old woman now walks pain free and no longer waddles like a duck. Dr. Harper is wonderful!
in Grand Rapids, Michigan |
Dr. Harper is a good combination if competency, professionalism, ability and experience. He is very easy to talk to and he listens to his patients. I highly recommend him, he did wonderful work on my knee! Thank You, Terry Gardner
in Rockford, mi |
Seems competent and has a good "bedside manner." No problem at all after about 6 weeks. Fully functional hip.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
The first time I met Dr. Harper he came across as a very nice guy. We discussed the hip replacement procedure and he answered all the questions I had regarding the procedure. The surgery was a complete success and the pain I was experiencing before the surgery is completely gone. I would highly recommend Dr. Harper to anyone who needs a hip replacement.
in Belmont, MI |
I have suffered knee pain for more than 30 years from sports related injuries resulting in more than 6 surgeries the last two were TKA by Dr. Harper. His professional knowledge and pleasant bedside manners enhances the experience, but the real reason I recommend him is his ability to provide successful TKA. I can honestly say the outcome was life changing and I would recommend Dr. Harper to anyone needing relief from knee pain. Stop putting it off and do yourself a favor, call Dr. Harper.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Excellent surgeon, I highly recommend him.
We're so glad your experience at River Valley Orthopedics was positive and that you'll consider recommending us to family and friends! Thanks again for your kind words, we wish you continued health!
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  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Harper has admitting privileges

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus
200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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