Dr. John Fernandez, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Fernandez
Accepting new patients

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154

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Dr. John Fernandez, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Westchester, IL. Dr. Fernandez has more experience with Elbow and Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fernandez to book an appointment.


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Compare Dr. Fernandez with our nearby Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Make an appointment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital today at (312) 620-1271.

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You never get a 2nd chance to make a great first impression. I had my first appointment with Dr. Fernandez yesterday and he was truly amazing! I didn’t feel rushed during my appointment. He was very patient and thorough. He provided me with other alternatives outside of surgery. Therefore, I didn’t feel pressured while making my decision. He was very kind and displayed an authentic level of care that most doctors lack. I pray God’s blessings over Dr. Fernandez.
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Jul 11, 2020
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Dr, Fernandez is a great Dr, he takes his time with his patience and listens to you. He explained everything about my surgery. Been going to him for over 20 years.
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Jul 02, 2020
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Total professionalism from the moment I arrived til I left. Superior experience
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Herb Z – Jun 27, 2020
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If you want the best, Dr. Fernandez is it! Worth the wait every time. Very kind, listens to you, and most importantly, fixes the problem.
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Lisa – Jun 18, 2020
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Fast, efficient, and professional throughout the complete process. Initial visit, consult, recommendation, and surgery was extremely patient oriented and everyone took time and effort to make an unfortunate situation into a positive experience.
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Terry Blomgren – Jun 13, 2020
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Could not be happier with my thumb surgery. In my opionion Dr. FERNANDEZ is one of the best orthopedic surgeons around.
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T. E. B. – Jun 13, 2020
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Dr. Fernandez and staff are a amazingly talented group. Dr Fernandez is the best hand and wrist surgeon in Illinois. You will not find better!!! Extremely happy with the surgery he has performed on my wrist!
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Jun 06, 2020
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Very good visit. All of my options were explained in detail. The doctor spent plenty of time with me. I was provided a referral for follow up treatment.
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Paul – May 30, 2020
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Excellent doctor, explains situation treatments and reasons for why to take care of the condition as soon as possible. Takes his time to be sure you understand completely.
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May 17, 2020
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He is the best doctor. Always on time, he cares and get to the point. “Everyone was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the patient in need of help.
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May 14, 2020
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I was very pleased with my visits as Dr. Fernandez and his staff always took the time necessary to talk to me and were always courteous and professional
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Joe Kurtz – May 14, 2020
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Dr Fernandez always cared for the well being of his patients and this last visit was no different from my previous visits.
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May 14, 2020
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Very professional his staff
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May 09, 2020
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Not only is Dr. Fernandez is a highly-accomplished and respected hand surgeon, but he has a wonderful rapport with patients. He’s great at explaining what you can expect from surgery to recovery in a way that is calming and reassuring. I have been very happy with the care that I have received from Dr. Fernandez and his team. They are absolutely phenomenal!
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D. Almanzar – May 07, 2020
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I’ve had multiple wrist surgeries done by Dr Fernandez and each time I was well informed of what was being done, the recovery process, and what the outcome es would be. I’d definitely recommend the Dr and his professional team
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Charles R. McCarter – May 02, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Fernandez made going into surgery something for which I had no fear or anxiety. He had well prepared me for what I would experience. The surgery was very successful and I have hardly any marks on my hand, and I believe in another month, what is now there will be invisible. I will be returning to Dr. Fernandez to have my other hand repaired as well.
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M. Mohr – Apr 16, 2020
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Very thorough and reassuring visit with the doctor. Great staff
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Mar 08, 2020
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I needed a CMC suspension revision and Dr Fernandez performed the surgery. I was worried about having to have a similar surgery for the second time but my experience this time was so much better than the first time with a different hand surgeon. He is an excellent surgeon and a caring doctor.
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Maria – Mar 06, 2020
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I saw Dr. Fernandez for my thumb pain after a friend recommended him. He was professional and extremely knowledgeable. He also took the time to explain all options available to me.
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Feb 22, 2020
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Dr Fernandez is very compassionate knowledgeable and extremely personable. He explains diagnosis, treatments and most importantly options very well. Never rushed and comes highly recommended by many patients and doctors. It is nice to have someone you can count on when you need it.
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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 down and you teach the patient one-on-one what it is that's causing their problem - and what it...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(312) 361-2111

Dr. Fernandez accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
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 their peers

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

Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandez treats Elbow Injuries more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Fernandez treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Elbow Tenotomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandez performs Elbow Tenotomy more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Fernandez performs this procedure more than 63% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandez treats Trigger Finger more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Fernandez treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Check Dr. Fernandez's experience treating your condition or procedure

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

Locations

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154
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MOR - Chicago (Orthopedic Building)1611 W Harrison St Chicago, IL 60612
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