Dr. John Fernandez, MD

Dr. John Fernandez, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Fernandez, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Westchester, IL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F

Westchester, IL 60154

Contact Information

(312) 361-2111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas


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

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 96% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Fernandez 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 is and what it isn't, which is just as important - I find that their anxiety goes away significantly. When I have a patient come in with a really bad problem, a really bad fracture, for example, or somebody who's cut multiple tendons or nerves in their arm. And those are extremely challenging cases, even for what I would consider really good or experienced or technically good surgeons. And so when I do a good job in putting somebody back together that way, and they have a good outcome, it basically just validates everything for me.


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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fernandez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fernandez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fernandez to family and friends
based on 39 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Fernandez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Fernandez is excellent i highly recommend him. He is very informative and thorough and truly cares about his patients i wouldn't see anyone else!!!
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Fernandez is excellent, he takes his time with patients, thoroughly examining and explaining everything clearly. He is very easy to talk to and has an excellent approach in working with patients. Goes above and beyond to ensure patient comfort and care.
This was my second experience with Dr. Fernandez, and again we were very pleased with the level of professionalism and compassion. Dr. Fernandez and staff never treat you in an inferior manner and you never feel as though you are being rushed through your appointment. I now understand my injury and have a plan of action. If future surgery is needed, Dr. Fernandez will be my surgeon of choice. My choice to travel out of state for this excellent service has always been the right choice.
in River Forest, IL |
With a complicated wrist fracture, I was referred to Dr. Fernandez–a specialist in these cases. He and staff were courteous and clear about every step of the process. Surgery was performed to perfection, with healing on, or ahead, of schedule. I had regular follow-up visits with the PAs, who: reviewed x-rays; ongoing therapy and; provided further recommendations. Office staff was very helpful and easy to work with. His is a very well-organized operation, and I could not have received better care
in Downers Grove |
I just completed my 2nd carpal tunnel release & ulnar nerve transposition. Both were done by Dr. Fernandez. I couldn't be happier with my surgeon as well as his awesome PAs. Care is #1. I will be back for 1 more hand surgery, next year...and I will be playing guitar again. My goal had been to minimize the pain. Instead, I will play again & this time truly enjoy what had been taken away for ~ 10 years. I am a grateful patient!
in Park Ridge, IL |
This Doc and his Pa staff are the best they saved my life with my Bicep tendon tear love you guys with bottom of my heart thank you.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Fernandez and team are first class in this field. His PA are amazing and Dr knows how to fit a cast. Dr Fernandez takes time explains everything, is honest and frank. Everything he has said has made sense. Hi cares he follows up and he calms you down if your having a panic attack. I have hardly a scar on my right wrist where he put a titanium plate. After 6 weeks I have great mobility. Honestly will go to him for an elective thumb surgery to relieve arthritis pain soon. The best practice!!
in Chicago, IL |
From the very beginning Dr Fernandez and his staff were amazing. Continuing after my surgery they exceeded all expectations one could ask for while recovering. I thank all of them for their ongoing professionalism, knowledge and ongoing assistance. Specifically Ms Howard has been one of the greatest people I've dealt with in the medical field. She's always willing to go above and beyond to do whatever is necessary to make sure her patient is taken care of. Very grateful for her and the staff!
in Palos Park, IL |
Terrible follow up. The staff at addressing issues is terrible at best. I had to go to another dr for follow up. I had an infection from the surgery and they asked me to send them a picture. Cut and cash the check
in Wheaton, IL |
From the tiny scar to the army of smart caring PAs and technicians everything about Dr. Fernandez and his practice was great. When an infection from a wound treated at another hospital turned south he stuck around until 9 pm to get me into surgery before a holiday weekend. Can't believe how quickly I healed and regained full use of hand and arm.
des plaines, il |
Awesome, he makes you feel at ease. His PAs are awesome as well
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Dr. Fernandez accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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