Dr. John Healey Jr, MD

Dr. John Healey Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. John Healey Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

350 Lafayette Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information

(616) 456-8515

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hip Arthroscopy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Healey Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Healey Jr "I aim is to see that my patients are provided the best and most current treatment that medicine can deliver, even if that means referring them to another physician to achieve that goal. I am continuously investigating new treatments, and balancing utilizing "tried and true" traditional treatments versus cutting edge new interventions."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Healey Jr "Today's patients have a wealth of information readily available to them and it is my job to refine and deepen the understanding of their injury/ problem, and the treatment options best suited to their individual situation. Only by listening to my patient's concerns and descriptions can we arrive at an accurate diagnosis, and develop an individualized treatment plan. Regrettably, in a busy practice, there are times where in giving every patient the time they need, I will get behind and cause myself to be late in seeing subsequent patients. My priority is to give patients the time necessary to achieve our goal of an accurate and sound treatment plan."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

127  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Gout
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture


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59  Procedures

  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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  • Providence College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Naval Hospital San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Baylor Sports Medicine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Healey Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Healey Jr to family and friends
27 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Healey Jr'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
Dr. Healey Jr Says:

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Patient Comments (9)

Dr Healey is professional, and knowledgeable of current practices & trends in healthcare/procedures! He also practices very safe medicine. I am his patient & would recommend him to all my family & friends!
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There is a lot to like about this practice. Dr. Healey is informative and trustworthy. Questions are answered in a thoughtful manner. The postoperative explanation about my surgical procedure was thorough and photographs were extremely helpful. The people from the front desk to the advance practice...more
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He and I have worked together for many years and he is very knowledgeable and personable. i highly recommend him to others.
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My recent meniscus surgery with Dr Healy went very well. It has been six weeks since surgery and I have fully resumed my cardio excersizes and daily walks with full function and no pain. Dr Healy was excellent. He also performed complete knee replacements on both knees for my wife over the past...more
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Dr. Kane referred me to Dr. Healey for hip orthoscopic surgery. Dr. Healey did an exam, looked at all the information, made a diagnosis and proceeded with the procedure that has made me free of the pain I have lived with for 2 years. He contacted my doctor concerning my immune defiency and the...more
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Thanks for sharing such kind words. We are truly proud to have Dr. Kane & Dr. Healey on our team. Their knowledge and personal investment in you is at the foundation of what the "RVO Experience" stands to bring to the world of orthopedic care.

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