Dr. Erik Hedlund, DO

Dr. Erik Hedlund, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Erik Hedlund, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

1111 Leffingwell Ave NE Ste 100

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Contact Information

(616) 459-7101

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • 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 Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • 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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  • Bethel University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Michigan State University/Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Michigan State University Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Hedlund's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hedlund to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Hedlund'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 (14)
Denver, CO |
Every time we need to contact this office, all calls are automated. You must leave a message, which states that they will respond before 4pm that same day. That NEVER happens, we have waited up to 2 weeks for a response. The Physical Therapy office wanted to clarify the prescription of exercises requested, but they have not received a response in over a week. If there was any way to get into another specialist office in a timely manner I would be changing providers. Poor service
Ravenna, MI |
I think Dr. Hedlund did a great job preparing me for surgery as well as keeping me update with my progress and any restrictions he had for me.
Wayland, MI |
Dr Hedlund has done two surgeries for me now and while I hope there is not a third in my future I would go back to Dr. Hedlund again. His skills as an Ortho are amazing. Both times I had rotator cuff surgery, once on my right shoulder five years ago and on my left this year. Both times recovery was fast and complete. I have full range of motion and complete use as good or better then before the tears that required surgery.
Hudsonville, MI |
Exceptional Doctor! Great with explaining the surgery and what to expect during recovery. Took the time during appointments to answer all of our questions and concerns. Was in contact with our schools trainers to make sure rehab was going well for our son. Would recommend Dr. Hedlund to anyone looking for a great orthopedic doctor.
Portland, MI |
In the past 3 1/2 years, Dr. Hedlund has repaired four ACLs, and one labrum/rotator cuff in our three teenage sons. He and his PA (Kevin Vardon) have done an exceptional job with all 5 surgeries and post-op care appts. I would strongly encourage anyone in need of Orthopedic services to seek a referral for Dr. Hedlund and Kevin. Top notch!
in Byron Center, MI |
Dr. Hedlund and his staff at OAM were always courteous and helpful. They were careful to take the time to answer all questions. As a result, I felt confident before, during, and after the procedure (torn miniscus). However, be prepared for a very busy office complex at OAM.
in Rockford, MI |
Great results. Our 16 year old daughter underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair an osteochondral lesion in her knee SHe was in constant pain prior to surgery. It was a huge sucess. She is no longer having any pain and her strength is improving daily. Dr. Hedlund took plenty of time to answer all of our questions. His PA, Kevin, is also fantastic - knowledgealbe and skilled. I highly recommend them both.
in Hudsonville, MI |
Dr. Hedlund is one of the most knowledgeable and compassionate healthcare providers I have ever met. My child knew that he had a plan that would get her where she wanted to be and she understood what part she needed to take in her recovery. He made himself available if need be and the office and medical staff are awesome. Dr. Hedlund and the staff made what was an emotional and very scary surgery tolerable for my daughter. I just can't say Thank you enough!
in Big Rapids, MI |
Dr. Hedlund is an excellent surgeon. The outcomes of my surgeries (partial knee replacement, meniscus repair, treatment for a bone contusion, and rotator cuff surgery} exceeded my expectations. Dr. Hedlund and his staff are professional, courteous, and caring. Dr. Hedlund and his staff deserve my highest ratings.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Shoulder separation corrected. Experience no pain and have full range of motion. Always professional and courteous.
in Rockford, MI |
I have seen Dr. Hedlund for the last 6-years and had 3-surgical Procedures done by him. The first was my bicep tendon, meniscus repair and rotator cuff repair. He does an excellent job as a surgeon, minimizes the recovery time as best he can, minimal cutting requiring fewer stitches. He and his staff provide excellent care and I would recommend him to anyone.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Visited Dr. Hedlund with severe damage and pain in right knee. Surgery was complete success and am walking today without any pain or discomfort. Everything was explained totally prior to and after surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Hedlund for any knee surgery that you may require.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Thus far (about 15 years working with Dr. Hedlund for knee problems), he's been great! Enthusiastic, upbeat and concerned for opinion of the patient. I appreciate that. I never felt rushed, he gives painless injections (more than I can say for some PAs - at least that's been my experience). The problem I've been seeing him for is injury and osteoarthritis of both knees. I've come through about 15 years on shots and it looks like now it's time to consider total knee replacements. More then. :)
in Hudsonville, MI |
Dr. Hedlund misdiagnosed two of my injuries. His attitude was dismissive and arrogant. I am glad that I went for a second opinion in both of these situations because he didn't run the appropriate tests for a diagnosis. I now understand how serious my injury is, he dismissed it as a sprain. Seek a second opinion.
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Dr. Hedlund accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network
    Group Employees PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Spectrum Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Hedlund 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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