Dr. John Flynn, MD

Dr. John Flynn, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Flynn, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Flynn is affiliated with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

3401 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 2 More

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Dr. Flynn's Experience

Dr. Flynn's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Flynn "Dr. Flynn is sought out for his expertise, communication skills, and focus on patient safety. Dr. Flynn's office attempts to balance the need to offer rapid access to local children with fractures, with the demands of doing national and international consultations for scoliosis and other complex spinal problems. Offering this access makes for very busy offices, but with a team of nurses and others, Dr. Flynn tries to keep the wait times as short as possible. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is America's top-ranked children's hospital--from imaging, to nursing, to surgical care, to rehab, to pain management--families get the best pedaitric care the nation has to offer."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Scoliosis Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Ma
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Harvard Combined Ortho Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery: Al Du Pont Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Deans Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, 2004
  • Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare Marquis 4th ed, 2002
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005-prese
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2001
  • AAOS Leadership Fellows Program, 2004
  • Jesse T. Nicholson Teaching Award, Department of Orthopaedics, 2005
  • Society 41st Annual Meeting, 0
  • Best Doctors for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine, 2001
  • Hibbs Award for Best Clinical Paper, Scoliosis Research, 2006
Media & Publications
  • More than 170 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and reviews,
  • Editor of the main textbooks in pediatric orthopedic surgery (Fractures in Children, Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopedics, Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery),

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Flynn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Flynn to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Flynn'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 (2)
New York. |
On the internet see it hi cares for the children. I call to make an appointment and the don't take the insurance that I have. And I look to go there and pay cash for a visit. The answer of his staff whas no you can come to see him. Thanks for not helping.
in Flemington, NJ |
If I knew my child definitely needed surgery then Dr. Flynn may be the person to see. Once Dr. Flynn realizes that surgery is not required he is not interested in helping to problem solve any other orthopedic issues. As he told us "im a surgeon, I only do surgery".
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Flynn accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Flynn has admitting privileges

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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