Dr. John Harpring, MD

Dr. John Harpring, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. John Harpring, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.

210 E Gray St Ste 1105

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 583-1697

Insurance Accepted

  • Advantage Care Network (ACN)
  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Center Care
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • 28 More

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Top Care Areas

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

very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Broken Neck
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harpring "At Norton Healthcare, we believe you - the patient - are the most important person to our practice. As the region's leading health care provider, we are committed to providing comprehensive, quality health care to all those we serve in a manner that responds to the needs of our community and honors our faith heritage. Our specialty practice is a part of Norton Physician Services, a multispecialty physician group at Norton Healthcare. Norton Physician Services currently includes more than 400 providers who offer primary, specialty and urgent care services in over 100 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Our practice is comprised of compassionate, skilled specialists who are committed to ensuring you receive the best care and have access to the latest medical technology and services."


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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

94  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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19  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Louisville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Louisville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Leatherman Spine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harpring has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harpring's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harpring to family and friends
29 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Harpring's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

First appt. with Dr harpring was suppose to be for my head scan, he came in breezed his finger over my head said everything looked fine and walked out. ( my problem is on the inside of my head). Made another "headscan" appt to find out I was waiting 2 hours for him to come in and tell me they would...more
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Staff=cold, uncaring, incompetent. Focused solely on insurance information. Doctor=actually spent very little time with me, but assessed me as a patient in need of care, and ordered further more invasive testing. The scheduling of that testing was difficult because he took forever to dictate and...more
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It has now been 5 yrs since my neck fusion and it feels wonderful. He has an awesome bedside manner! Shows great concern for your well being. I now need another part of my back fused, and I know I'm in the best of hands!!! I haven't seen him since then(trying to put off 3rd fusion), but Dr. Harping...more
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What does our family think of Dr. Harpring? Over the years, he has saved the lives of two of our relatives (my bother-in-law in Jan. 2016). Degenerative Back Disease runs in our family. Dr. Harpring was the lead doctor on numerous surgeries on our family (3 surgeries on my back alone). We...more
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I would not recommend to anyone. Unprofessional staff who appear to be incompetent and uncaring. Phone calls are not returned and surgery dates are scheduled too far out, leaving you to endure pain for a longer period.
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