Dr. Donald Bohay, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. Donald Bohay, MD
Dr. Donald Bohay, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Bohay is affiliated with Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital and Metro Health Hospital.

1111 Leffingwell Ave NE Ste 100

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Contact Information

(616) 459-7101

Dr. Donald Bohay, MD

Dr. Donald Bohay, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 95% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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, Open
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy


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Background Check

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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.


  • McGill University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of California
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Bohay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bohay to family and friends
based on 62 total reviews (28 with comments)
Dr. Bohay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (28)
in Cedar Springs MI |
Was in a lot of pain when I went to Dr. Bohay, could hardly walk, he knew immediately what the problem was and explained my options. 6 months after surgery - pain is gone and I can enjoy walking my dogs again.
in Wyoming |
Dr. Bohay has been a Godsend for the last 20+ years. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Ludington, MI |
I came to Dr Bohay with an infected ankle fusion .that failed and I could hardly walk. He removed the fusion, healed the infection with IVs, put a new fusion in and today I am walking pain free.
in Jenison, MI |
I had Dr. Bohay for achilles surgery. The surgery went well. The results were beyond what I expected. I also had complex regional pain syndrome (I had 2 major surgeries on my foot previously which likely got the pain syndrome going). He told me before the surgery that he could not guarantee that the surgery would help, and it could make it worse. I decided to have the surgery, and am very thankful that I did. I am thankful for his honesty and the respect that he had for me as a patient.
in Grandville, MI |
Dr Bohay is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever had. His expertise in ankle, foot and leg issues has been truly a blessing to me I would give him 10 stars if I could May God continue to Bless you as you bless others
in Hastings, MI |
He is a very good foot surgeon and explains all details very well. Tells you all details ahead of time, so you fully know and understand what will be happening to you. ! Very compassionate.. I'm very grateful for my great results.
in Bonita Springs, Florida |
Dr. Bohay demonstrates superior knowledge of his specialty. He takes time to know you as a person. He has ability to communicate to his patient the nuances of the procedure and expected results for full recovery. I highly recommend Dr Bohay to anyone considering surgery. I had a very serious injury from an auto accident. Both ankles crushed, and low percentage of recovery. I am able to resume activities I thought would be impossible, thanks to Dr Bohay and his expertise.
Cedar Springs, MI |
Dr. Bohay did a great job explaining the procedure that I needed to have. He also did a great job listening to my questions and concerns. He was very knowledgeable and helpful!
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Bohay has ruined my foot and I would never recommend him to anyone. Please steer clear of this man.
in Hale ,Michigan |
After getting the run around for over 6 months from a foot and ankle surgeon at the Cleveland Clinc. We found out about DR Bohay he had us release my medical records to him after seeing my condition he got me in within 2 weeks and I had my left foot reconstructed and fused 3 months latter he Replaced my left Ankle on Friday May 25 2017 he is doing a replacement of right Ankle then Right Knee when Ankle heals Dr Bohay cares about my pain and suffering .Thank you Dr Bohay
in Kalamazoo, MI |
Dr. Bohay performed surgery on my daughter and literally gave her the gift of staying in athletics. Phenomenal surgeon - honest, straight-forward and competent. Couldn't recommend higher!
in Zeeland, MI |
Dr. Bohay really listens to your concerns. I felt genuinely cared about. I had my ankle fused, with multiple pins and screws, it really looks great, considering three incisions. I am very pleased with Dr. Bohay's caring manner. I highly recommend.
Grandville, MI |
this whole office is terrible, money hungry doctors and the staff is worthless
in Wyoming MI |
I had a very complicated foot problem that was causing me a lot of pain. The first surgeon did not correct the problem (I'm trying to be nice here because I'm still bitter about that whole thing) so I went to Dr. Bohay and he was awesome! I had some complications along the way and had to have a lot of hardware put into my foot but he always put me at ease and he was always on top of the issues. My foot feels great! I can finally wear all my shoes again! He is the best!
in Wayland, MI |
Waited in the exam room for about 45 min - Dr. Bohay came in - spent 5 min maybe 10 at the most - not much time to ask questions. And if you need to call the office for anything, you never can get a hold of anyone - you always have to leave a message for them to call you back.
in Hudsonville, MI |
He ruined my mothers foot. He pushed her into a surgery that a 90 year old woman did not need and now she can not walk. She could still be walking with conservative treatment but he told her there was no other option for her. Unfortunately I lived out of state and my brother didn't get a second opinion.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
The frustration I have with Bohay is the long wait in the exam room, after check-in, after x-rays, after nurse questions. For two separate appointments, I sat in the exam room for 45-55 minutes waiting for him to see me. I took a nap, played on my phone, and waited. And when he did see me, it was 5 minutes and i was out the door. He really pushed the operation for a break that i thought didn't require it. I ended up just using a boot and let time heal it. He is knowledgeable.
in Holland, MI |
Doctor Bohay is very skilled and knowledgeable, and will tell you just like it is. I had a previous foot surgery by another surgeon that did not turn out how I wanted, but Dr. Bohay made sure to go over all the options and assured me that he was not going to let me suffer anymore. He fulfilled his promise and I would recommend anyone with orthopedic foot issues to use him. Schedule visits in the am to avoid a wait. Also their private surgery center was amazing, I was impressed with every aspect!
in Alma, MI |
Dr. Bohay is a very skilled Doctor. Very thorough, kind, easy to talk to and compassionate. He took time with me to talk about my issues and treated them very successfully. He is a skilled surgeon and I would highly recommend him. I am very pleased with Dr. Bohay as well as Orthopedic Associates of Michigan. An outstanding group of highly qualified and competent doctors. Thank you!
in Hastings, Mi |
Always upfront and honest in his assessment of your problem.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
I was referred to Dr Bohay after a foot non-union-fracture surgery (done by another doctor) did not fuse. My body rejected everything Dr Bohay tried & would not cooperate. I live with a non-union fracture, cement insert & an Arizona Brace - all of which he monitors on a regular basis. I respect him highly & know he did his best to help me through many difficult situations. He has been a kind, efficient, understanding, and reassuring Orthopedic Surgeon through every step of my issues.
in Muskegon, MI |
I was sent to him because I was still having problems with my ankle tendon was injuried. When he was the ankle he knew right away the problem. He explained the process and how long the recovery would be. Before surgery he incouraged me to have a nerve block. He again was so right. By the time it wore off I was able to control the pain with medication.
in Fenwick, MI |
Very knowledgeable, very good bed side manner, very professional always takes time to answer questions.
in Big Rapids, MI |
in Hudsonville, Mi |
Dr. Bohay is a wonderful caring Doctor. He takes the time to answer all of your questions and will not make you feel like you have to hurry. And he will not recommend surgery unless it is necessary which was very much appreciated.
in Walker, MI |
Dr. Bohay has operated on my feet/ankle 3 times. He quickly and competently diagnosed the problem each time, discussed options with me, and facilitated everything I needed to bring the condition to a successful conclusion. I appreciated his sense of humor and genuine concern for my health.
in Mason, MI |
My experience with Dr. Bohay, staff and facility was excellent. This was my second foot surgery with Dr. Bohay and he surpassed all of my expectations. I would highly recommend him!
in Wyoming, MI |
Dr.Bohay is an outstanding surgeon. He is as caring as he is skillful. They are not too busy to answer questions. The office personnel are very helpful. The surgical center is much less stressful than a hospital might be. I would recommend him to everybody.
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Dr. Bohay accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Spectrum Health

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Hospitals where Dr. Bohay has admitting privileges

Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital
1840 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Metro Health Hospital
5900 Byron Center Avenue
Wyoming, MI 49519
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