Dr. Derek Lado, DO


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

Dr. Derek Lado, DO

Dr. Derek Lado, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.

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As a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, I strive to provide the most accurate assessments as well as the most personalized care. Whether it is diagnosing or treating, I am in it 100%

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Patient Comments (9)
in Antwerp, OH |
I went to Dr Lado after many years 0f physical therapy on my back. L I was misdiagnosed all those years. I was referred to Dr. Clark by another PT. Dr.Clark referred me to Dr. Lado, who diagnosed my problem on my first visit! I have nerve damage from a Fractured fibula 10 yrs. ago. He got me the right PT ftom Shannnona. Athletics. Thank you Dt. Lado!
I am so grateful to have found Dr. Lado. Dr. Lado understands each patient responds differently to treatment and he uses his vast knowledge to give you the best treatment. He cares and treats you with respect for the individual you are.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Dr Lado is a life saver, literally. I can't say enough good about him! I highly recommend him. He's very intelligent, thorough, & treats you like a human, not just another patient. I was referred to him for EMG's, his were so gentle vs other EMG's I've had. I decided to make him my ortho, as he was so helpful. He was able to very quickly & correctly diagnose, treat & help manage my chronic conditions, that multiple other Dr's couldn't diagnose, despite multiple unnecessary tests by other Dr's.
in Dorr, MI |
Dr. LADO is an excellent doctor. Always took the time to make sure I was comfortable and understood what my options were for pain management.
Dr. Lado is a fantastic dr.,listener, and person! I had an EMG today, was so scared and anxious because of other peoples stories. It was so easy, not painful at all! He put me at ease and the entire experience was positive. Highly recommend Dr. Lado and his staff. Thank you!
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Dr. Lado's hands are like a majic. I had extreme pain in my back because of driving. He did not need any x-rays/MRI to diagnose my condition. He knew the problem once he examined me. He is a great diagnostician. After examining, he fixed my back. He is extra-compassionate,extra-empathetic and extra-humble doctor who is also extra-knowledgeable too. Being a physician myself, I know the importance of being a "physician with extra's." If you have musculoskeletal issues, you must see Dr.Lado first.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
First off I just want to say that Dr. Lado is an.amazing guy. Since I've been going to his office my quality of life has just increased so much, I can't put in words honestly. He is truly one of most straight forward get to the point and let's fix it right now doctor I've seen, and I been involved with the medically community since I was young teen. So that should speak for itself. Now I'm just happy to work with this doctor and see what else will change in my life because of his care.
in Gowen |
Dr. Lado saved my sanity. I have Occipital Neuralgia...misdiagnosed or mistreated by several other medical professionals for a year. He diagnosed and I am under a maintenance program and lead a much more normal life. Thank you, Dr. Lado!
in Wyoming |
He found the problem with my Hip. And knew exactly where the pain was and how it to correct it. This was after 3 MRI's from pervious doctor. I was referred in and after the 2nd week, he discovered it! I highly recommend Dr. Lado!
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Dr. Lado's Care Philosophy

As a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, I strive to provide the most accurate assessments as well as the most personalized care. Whether it is diagnosing or treating, I am in it 100%

Dr. Lado's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    St. Johns Oakland Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Michigan Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Michigan State University / James Madison College

    Graduated in 1994

  • Other Education
    Donnelly College

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations