Dr. Derek Lado, DO

Dr. Derek Lado, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Derek Lado, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine.

6735 Cascade Rd SE Ste 200

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact Information

(616) 325-1224

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian Health Plan of Michigan
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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more than 88% of peers
more than 87% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lado "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%"

2  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

69  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • 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
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Upper Back Pain


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16  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Michigan State University / James Madison College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • St. Johns Oakland Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Donnelly College
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lado has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lado's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lado to family and friends
42 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Lado'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 (10)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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