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Dr. Derek Lado, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Lado

Elite Spine and Musculoskeletal Center PLLC

6735 Cascade Rd SE Ste 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Dr. Derek Lado, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine.


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(616) 325-1224

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Dr. Lado's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lado treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lado treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lado treats Fibromyalgia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lado treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lado performs Trigger Point Injection more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lado performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection

Dr. Lado's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

About Me

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%

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2004
University Of Michigan Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
St. Johns Oakland Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1995
Donnelly College
1994
Michigan State University / James Madison College
Undergraduate School
2004
2001
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1995
1994

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lado

4.3

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Lado has helped me tremendously with my pain after many specialist could not. He is very knowledgeable and is great at explaining what is wrong in a way I can understand. His office staff, Kasey, always makes sure I can get in to see him in a timely manner and is very friendly. I would highly recommend him.
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He didn't listen to what I was trying to tell him. Didn't really want to do the test that my pain management doctor who has known me for over 15 years, wanted done. We were not suspecting a new problem, just trying to rule out any other medical conditions. He touched my leg in maybe 3 places and in less than a couple if minutes thought he knew what I needed over my pain doctor which I have a great relationship with.
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Dr. Lado is a blessing. My pain was out of control (fibromyalgia) and I was being referred from one doctor to the next so SOMEONE could figure out how to help me. After the first 3 visits over 3 weeks, I was feeling more than 75% better. With out any painful procedures. As an RN, I'm excited to meet a Doctor who understands the human body functions as one special being, and shouldn't need to be separated into "specialties". He's Great! And I'm living again.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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