Dr. John Dearborn, MD

Dr. John Dearborn, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. John Dearborn, MD is an adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Fremont, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

2000 Mowry Ave

Fremont, CA 94538

Contact Information

(510) 818-7200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dearborn "I love what I get to do with and for my patients. Fortunately, joint replacement is a generally reliable procedure, so we focus our attention on whether surgery is right for the patient. We spend a great deal of time aligning patient expectations with the reality of what these procedures can deliver, based on our current outcomes and research. Some patients have had replacements elsewhere that have not worked well. We specialize in analyzing the reasons why and developing a corrective plan."

4  Specialties

  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

13  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Shoulder Disorders

19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1987
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1991
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dearborn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dearborn to family and friends
55 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

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Dr. Dearborn'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 (6)

I just had my second hip replaced with Dr. Dearborn. I had a right hip replacement done two years ago with perfect results, and now am almost two weeks out since my left hip surgery. I literally have to remind myself to take my cane. The biggest problem is that you tend to feel too good and...more
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Dr. Dearborn replaced my left knee. It has been swollen and in pain for four years. My new Doctor, stated, "this kind of movement is not normal at all, it is almost like "you are walking on stilts" each step. He determined that the polyethylene spacer in knee joint is too thine replaced it with...more
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Conduits for miracles from heaven that give us our lives back. That’s exactly how I feel about Dr. John T. Dearborn and his exceptional staff at IJR after experiencing two hip joint replacements within 8 weeks of each other in July and September of 2016. This man is not only a stellar surgeon, but...more
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Honest, upstanding surgeon who is very skilled and has assembled an amazing team. When things get rocky he hangs in there with you. Some other reviewers seem to be projecting disappointment for rough recovery courses on Dr. Dearborn himself. My advice would be to go into surgery with realistic...more
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Dr. Dearborn performed a knee replacement on my right leg. I had nothing but extreme pain, swelling and after a year of agony I was forced to have the knee Dr. Dearborn put in replaced. He was attentive before my surgery but as soon as I had a problem he refused to see me and wanted me to speak...more
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