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Dr. John Fernandez, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Fernandez

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154

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Dr. John Fernandez, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Westchester, IL and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio University / College Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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(312) 361-2111

Dr. Fernandez accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Preferred PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Fernandez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandez treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

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

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandez treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fernandez treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandez performs Carpal Tunnel Release more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Fernandez performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open

Dr. Fernandez's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • 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
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

The primary role of the physician or the doctor is really as a teacher. I mean the word doctor actually comes from the Latin [word] teacher. When you sit down and you teach the patient one-on-one what it is that's causing their problem - and what it ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Indiana Hand Center
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Northeastern Ohio University / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Fernandez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fernandez

4.9

Based on 121 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
2.479338842975207%
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Dr. Fernandez's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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Excellent. Very personable knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend him. Laxmi Narayan Retired RUSH physician
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Dr Fernandez is an AMAZING doctor. He is very knowledgeable and explains things clearly. He has a caring and gentle bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Excellent care! Dr.Fernandez is very knowledgeable and professional.
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Dr Fernandez asks questions, listens, and gives you treatment options. I had carpal tunnel surgery which was easy and had a great outcome. About to have a procedure for trigger finger- I even had surgical location choice. Wish all my docs were as personable.
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Dr Fernandez is excellent. His expertise and knowledge is exceptional. He has relieved my pain in both arms and can’t thank him enough. He and his whole staff are very personable and always take the time to answer your questions and concerns. Ten star doctor and would definitely recommend.
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Excellent physician and staff.
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Excellent. He’s an expert in carpal tunnel release surgery. My pre and post surgical experience was a ten on a scale of 1-10. He’s one of the best in his field.
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Great doctor explain everything very well
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Dr. Fernandez and the entire Group are the best. I’ve had multiple surgeries with both hands, arms and elbows. I’ve gone from weakness and sleepless nights to strength and sleeping threw the night.
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Top notch at every level
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I was a patient at the UofI and I am so glad now I am at Rush with Dr. Fernandez and staff. My diagnoses are accurate. My medication is correct and given when needed. They are always willing to talk and discuss any issues an offer positive next steps. I love the doctor and staff.
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Dr. Fernandez put a plate on my distal radius break. Only four weeks out, I can observe already that I will make a full recovery. His PAs got me scheduled for surgery expeditiously, and his own follow up has been thorough and caring.
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Just what I needed. Great job on 2016 right hand surgery, and I’m confident about upcoming left hand procedures.
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Great from start to finish with my broken finger. Him and his team can sometimes feel rushed, but if you need anything answered they will spend all the time you need to reassure your concerns.
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A perfect blend of genius and efficiency
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Dr Fernandez has performed several surgeries for my hands. I have had various tendons released on both hands as my Rheumatoid Arthritis is severe and I suffer lots off swelling, and Dr. Fernandez has made me feel better over the past 15 years. He is kind and compassionate and all of his surgeries have been successful!
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Dr. Fernandez is a very confident knowledgeable and skillful doctor. He also has a very pleasant demeanor which put me at ease. He shared his knowledge with me regarding my thumb joint replacement and was ready to answer all of my questions. He and his staff are very professional and dedicated. Dr. Fernandez was well worth the wait .
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As a long time patient of Northwestern, this was my first experience at Rush. Dr. Fernandez was amazing to work with, confident, professional, empathetic. The entire team at Rush was the best.
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Dr. Fernandez has a great personality and took the time to explain the diagnosis and treatment. Thank you for your great talent.
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He was thorough in his explanations, and I felt like he wanted to make sure I fully understood what was going on and what my best options would be.
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