Dr. John Fernandez, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 56

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. John Fernandez, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Westchester, IL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio University / College of Medicine in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Fernandez, MD

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154
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Dr. Fernandez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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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

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandez treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Trigger Finger
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandez treats Trigger Finger more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Fernandez treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Fernandez's conditions and procedures:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Fernandez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fernandez

4.9

Based on 232 ratings

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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Ella Rajnys – Dec 17, 2022
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Dr Fernandez is unequaled
Dr Fernandez is so very impressive. His knowledge is amazing, and his level of communication and caring is beyond compare. I was recommended to him by another doctor, who stated he was the best, and he certainly is in my opinion. He explained my condition, osteoarthritis of the CMC thumb joint and the surgery needed. He even explained other types of procedures vs. the one he uses which indicated the high level of knowledge. He explained what to expect, and post op expectations. Having to travel from far south suburbs to basically downtown Chicago was worth the trip and the little bit of wait time, in order to make sure that I have the best. Dr Fernandez IS the BEST!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Verelen Zeek – Nov 17, 2022
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I recommend Dr. Fernandez.
Dr. Fernandez has the three most important qualities that a doctor should have. Expertise in his field, intelligence and an excellent rapport with the patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Simmons – Oct 16, 2022
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Above and Beyond!!!!
I was traveling from TN to get the best and Dr. Fernandez and his team delivered just that. My surgery has a little more recovery time but everyone has been completely available everyday (no matter what time) to assist in any way.... even with documentation needed to be off for work. They are extremely responsive and truly care for their patients. Grateful I can actually use my thumb for first time in many years!!! HUGE thank you to him, the PAs and entire team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michele M – Aug 29, 2022
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Excellent Orthopedic Hand Surgeon
Dr. Fernandez was excellent to work with. He listened and gave very sufficient time to discuss his concise recommendation for direction and care. He also advised me not to get surgery which was a surprise and a welcome relief. He and his staff are very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 19, 2022
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Excellent Care
Expert, empathetic care. Dr. Fernandez is that rare surgeon who is not only knowledgable and skilled, but also a great listener.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Elizab B – Jul 15, 2022
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Nobody Better
I almost wish Dr. Fernandez was my regular Doctor. He's so good as a hand and wrist guy and a wonderful person. Goes over everything in great detail, never makes you feel rushed and always goes the extra mile.
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Alex Elia – Jul 03, 2022
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Finger surgery
Physician explained surgery in detail, easy to understand! Very pleasant and caring!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann Bresnen – Jun 30, 2022
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I broke my wrist 17 months ago been through so much ?? finally I'm now with Dr Fernandez and so relieved! Thank you For everything I can now begin my healing ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marie Gallagher – Jun 12, 2022
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Went in for carpal tunnel release. All my questions were answered all my concerns addressed. The took a anxious situation and made it a pleasent experience. From the front desk to the fantastic sergeon . All expectations were met. Came in as a patient. Left feeling like family. This was the best experience I've ever had at a health care facility. I appreciate all the effort and compassion Dr fernandez and his staff showed me. Truly a gifted surgeon and equally talented staff. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Terrence finnegan – Apr 08, 2022
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Dr. Fernandez listens to you, he explains options and treatments to address your condition. He is a magnificent surgeon.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 07, 2022
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Hand Surgery
He repaired my basilar thumb arthritis/pain in both hands (9 mos apart) w CMC Joint repair w removal of my trapezium bone and anchor to my 1st met. I was back to work in 2 weeks (as a nurse anesthesiologist as sole anesthesia provider in a hosp). All other 3 orthopods I visited wanted to do an extensive proc by taking a tendon fro my forearm for repair w 3 mos recovery/no work….I am now 4 months postop after my 2nd hand was done. Couldn’t be happier. No more pain. No more eatin Ibuprofens from a pez dispenser (lol). Went snow skiing for a week in Colorado about 10 weeks after my 2nd surg and snowmobile trip w buddies about 13 weeks after that 2nd surg. I’m tellin you, this hand surgeon was amazing and his bedside manner was superb. Recommended my aunt for same exact surgery, and she feels the same as me. Trust him. Put your hands in his hands!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pete Pollachek – Mar 06, 2022
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First class
Dr Fernandez and whole staff were fantastic. Every step was handled professionally and with compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob b – Feb 28, 2022
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Best most attentive and wonderful doctor. So lucky to have his care. If ever you need a hand arm doctor look no further!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 15, 2022
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Dr . Fernandez is the best doctor. I have even been told by OT’s & physicians from other hospitals that Dr. Fernandez is the BEST! I had been living with pain 24/7 for years…no more pain! He also found other issues in my hand and issues the last surgeon missed and he fixed. I cannot praise him enough for how much he cares about his patients. He & his staff make sure you are comfortable & understand everything and TRULY CARE! He is the BEST!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rita Kelly – Jan 07, 2022
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If you're looking to resolve health issues, you've found the right place, Dr. Fernandez is cutting edge. He listens well then takes whatever time needed to explain your condition and applicable options . This facility is top notch
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hank – Dec 18, 2021
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Dr. Fernández was terrific. He listened well and explained my problem well. I highly recommend Dr. Fernández.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rene Santos – Oct 16, 2021
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Very thorough explanations of how and why surgery is preformed and expected outcome. Easily contacted if any issues or questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Marilyn Keroff – Aug 13, 2021
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Excellent and professional service
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lourdes Bautista – Jul 08, 2021
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Dr Fernandez is very professional and always very informative! He takes his time with his patients and very personable! I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of treatment! He is an excellent hand specialist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Delapa – Jun 19, 2021
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Education

Indiana Hand Center
Fellowship Hospital
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER
Residency Hospital
1995
Northeastern Ohio University / College of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. John Fernandez, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. John Fernandez, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. John Fernandez, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Fernandez's profile.

What conditions does Dr. John Fernandez, MD treat?

Dr. Fernandez frequently treats the following conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, and Trigger Finger. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. John Fernandez, MD's office address?

Dr. Fernandez's office is located at 2450 Wolf Rd Ste F, Westchester, IL 60154. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. John Fernandez, MD fluent in?

Dr. Fernandez is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. John Fernandez, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. John Fernandez, MD is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. John Fernandez, MD have?

Dr. Fernandez has over 27 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC

Prairie Medical Center of Westchester2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154
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Practice

Midwest Orthopaedics At Rush LLC1611 W Harrison St Ste 400 Chicago, IL 60612
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fernandez is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rush Oak Park Hospital

Oak Park, IL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)