Dr. John Featheringill, MD

Dr. John Featheringill, MD

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Age 70
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Dr. John Featheringill, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1974 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

817 Princeton Ave SW Ste 108

Birmingham, AL 35211

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Featheringill's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Featheringill treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Featheringill treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Featheringill treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Featheringill treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Featheringill treats Elbow Injuries more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Featheringill treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Featheringill's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Featheringill, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1974 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1978
University Of Alabama Hospital
Residency Hospital
1975
Univ Of South Alabama Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1974
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
1978
1975
1974

Awards

Dr. Featheringill's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Featheringill

3.6

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Dr. Featheringill did my right hip replacement. Excellent surgeon and one of the best. Made something I was afraid to do .... a wonderful outcome. Excellent fast healing.My scar is on the front of my leg and not very long. Wonderful experience from a someone scared!!!
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Of the 15+ surgeries I've had over the years, this was my most "enjoyable". Not fun but the quality of care and concern by the doc as well as his office staff.If they were very busy when I called, they always called me back and soon; no waiting hours or days. Dr's bedside manner is exemplary in the office, pre/post open and actual bedside. He made sure whole family understood procedure and the results, plus after care. Wish he is a general surgeon, I'd use him for every surgery!
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He is partly to blame for my wife's death. Sent her home after fall and fracture with a brace far too long and no instructions on how to care for the brace on her leg. Results was terrible sore developed on her leg above heel where brace rubbed. Eventually sore brought about blood clot that caused my wife's demise. May be good surgeon but knows nothing about patient care. Strongly recommend he be avoided.
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Would not recommend this doctor. Poor communication and evaluation skills. We left his office with zero instructions about maintenance for a broken leg in a brace with an elderly patient, never evaluated my Mom's strength or balance on standing or sitting, and when asked if Mom could travel, as for safety and maintenance if we did travel - he inappropriately joked just throw her in the back of the truck and throw a tarp over her.
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My mother used Dr. Featheringill and he had the worst bedside manner. After his care & treatment, he walked in her room and bluntly advised her he would take her leg off! 20+ days in the hospital. Hope he has improved & no one else experiences these results!
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Dr. Featheringill replaced both of my hips...the only surgeries and hospitalizations in my life, so I did my homework first! He was terrific and my recovery time was amazing. Only in the hosital over night each time and I did not need to take anything for pain when I got home. The only negative about my experience was the hospital "food". I'd always heard about it. Unbelievable. For my second surgery, we took a cooler with healthy picnic food:)
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His anterior hip replacement procedure is less invasive. Much smaller incision going in from the front. Dr. Featheringill is one of the few who do this, and I was very pleased with the result.
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