Dr. John Elfar, MD

Dr. John Elfar, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. John Elfar, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hershey, PA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, general hand surgery, and more.

30 Hope Dr Ste 2400

Hershey, PA 17033

Contact Information

(717) 531-5638

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Elfar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 91% of peers
Rotator Cuff Surgery
high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Elfar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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25  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elfar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elfar's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elfar to family and friends
31 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Elfar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Exceptional surgeon. I had a very difficult finger fracture and he put it back together with a unique and innovative technique. It healed exactly as he said it would. Extremely direct and honest. He is the kind of professional that you instantly trust because he is so knowledgeable and...more
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Hides the man. Caring kind and honest.
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Successful shoulder surgery. Expect quick recovery. Pre-surgery pain gone. Extremely satisfied with surgery.
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excellent results
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