Dr. Jefferey Michaelson, MD

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Dr. Jefferey Michaelson, MD
Jefferey Michaelson, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine with a special interest in knee, shoulder, and hip arthroscopy. He currently serves as the Orthopedic Consultant for the Detroit Tigers and Team Physician for Detroit Catholic Central High School and formerly Madonna University. Dr. Michaelson obtained his fellowship training in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he served as team physician for the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Rockers. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency and earned his medical degree from Wayne State University, where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Michaelson has received several awards and accolades for his expertise, including 150 Physicians to Know and 15 Surgeons to Know in Michigan by ASC Magazine and multiple year recipient of Hour Magazine Top Docs. Dr. Michaelson served on the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Detroit Orthopedic Surgery Residency program and was founding Chairman of the Novi Bone and Joint Surgery Center. He is also a volunteer on multiple community boards. Dr. Michaelson is an avid triathlete who has completed the Ironman triathlon. He is a fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) and member of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Warthog Society and board member of the Michigan Orthopedic Society (MOS).

26750 Providence Pkwy Ste 200

Novi, MI 48374

Contact Information

(844) 610-1408

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson, MD

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
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Care Philosophy

Outstanding communicator. always takes as much time as patients need. Excellent surgeon.
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Dr. Michaelson's Experience

Dr. Michaelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • 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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  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Detroit Medical Center, Wsu Affiliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Metro Nw Med Center Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Michaelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michaelson to family and friends
based on 68 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Michaelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Pinckney, MI |
Dr Michaelson really does listen and understands what you are telling him about your pain. I have seen him for knee problems and he took care of it right away. Now my husband sees him too. I highly recomend Dr Michaelson he's a great Ortho/sports med Doc!!!
in Commerce Township, MI |
Very professional and great at what he does! I had 3 things needing fixing in my knee. I went to him from a referral from a friend that had used him previously. Everything is turning out a lot better than I ever imagined. Everything was explained so I could understand it. I started physical therapy the day after surgery was off crutches within 48 hours and I am progressing at an incredible rate! Shout out to his PA Ashley who is also awesome! They are the dynamic duo! Use them they are the best
in St Clair Shores, MI |
Dr. Michaelson listened to my concerns and addressed them all. I feel he took the time to explain things and overall gave me a good outlook on my issue. I feel he has guided me to make the right decision for my wellbeing.
in Commerce Twp, MI |
Professional. Highly recommend without reservation or hesitation.
Redford, MI |
Dr. Michaelson took the time to answer all of my questions and thoroughly explained the procedure he performed. I felt confident in his skills and at ease under his care.
in Brighton, MI |
After five years of being in severe pain after a total knee replacement, Dr. Michaelson was the first doctor to listen to me and is working to find the reason for the pain. I went there to discuss what could be done for my right knee and he said we need to figure out problem with left knee before discussing right knee. I am so greatful to him for his concern.
Northville, MI |
Only saw the Doctor for about 5 minutes. Not much analysis done. Disappointing.
in Highland, Michigan |
Dr. Michaelson performed a knee-replacement surgery on me in January, 2017. The results are wonderful! Both before and after the surgery my office visits with Dr. Michaelson and/or his staff were most pleasant, on time and I felt listened to and informed at all times.
in Novi, MI |
I gave previous review today, but (senior moment) mixed up doctors. Dr. Michaelson was very good at explaining my condition and giving a cortisone injection into my shoulder. He spent sufficient time with me and I would recommend him highly.
in Roseville, MI |
called for this dr. receptionit said he was no longer working there. then I said my primary dr said I might need laser surgery on my knee. this receptionist said. " hmmm I don't think we do that ". I said well if you don't do it then I don't need an appointment there, she said ok bye. great business! !!! this is Caring about patients?
in Plymouth, MI |
This doctor is the best doctor ever with a big heart, who loves what he does. Usually good doctors don't take medicaid ( what I have), but he takes any insurance... This makes me tear up when I think about it... This doctor cares about his patients more then money. One word - amazing, god bless him and his family. He repaired my acl and meniscus and did a perfect job. He is a man with kind smile and golded heart, who always cares about his job. Hope more doctors should be like him.
in Livonia, MI |
I was referred to Dr Michaelson, by my Primary Care Physician. Turned out that Dr. M. had to perform rotator cuff surgery on me. I had the surgery, went through my physical therapy, and now am able to move my shoulder around with absolutely no pain, and all strength is back to normal.
in Novi, MI |
Dr. Michaelson is an extremely competent, compassionate and kind surgeon. He takes his time to throughly explain your problem and how to fix it. He ways the pros and cons very logically. He doesn't leave until all of your questions are answered. He is absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend him to everyone. He is a truly capable orthopedic surgeon.
in Minneapolis, MN |
Dr Michaelson diagnosed my knee problem quickly and I was able to leave his office painfree, something that seemed like a miracle as I thought I'd have this problem the rest of my life. For the first time in well over a year, I have much more strength in my leg and knee.
in Livonia, MI |
He took all the time I needed to find out what my problem was - knee. He is very thorough, kind and informative. He answered all my questions; made me feel safe that he would be able to take care of my problem. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Detroit, MI |
First meeting with Dr. Michaelson was informative. He basically diagnosed my problem and recommended physical therapy as the first step in alleviating the pain and strengthening the muscles
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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  • Cigna
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  • HAP Insurance
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  • Humana
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  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
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