Dr. John Hefferon, MD

Dr. John Hefferon, MD

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71 y/o
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Dr. John Hefferon, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

259 E Erie St Fl 13

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Hefferon's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hefferon "Dr. Hefferon is widely recognized for his orthopedic sports medicine expertise. Dr. Hefferon's experience includes team physician for the Chicago Bulls, NBA, WNBA and U.S. Olympic team."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

67  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Los Angeles County-Usc Medical Center, Department Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Hand Surgery at Boyes, Stark, Ashworth, Zemel, Rickard, Inc.
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hefferon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hefferon's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hefferon to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Hefferon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Hefferon has a lot of experience with joint issues. He has helped me literally get my knees working again. Now my elbow. I have had several scopes done on both knees and elected to snip rather than 'sew up' a couple of meniscus tears. My knees were already damaged, this was maintenance. He...more
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Dr. Hefferon has performed 5 surgeries on my aged body. All very successful and has kept me on the baseball field and basketball court. Couldn't find a better doctor.
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Dr. Hefferon was nice and performed surgery on both of my feet. I am only starting my post-opp care and ever experience I have had with the women in his office has been unprofessional, uncaring and frankly, they should not interact with patients. One hung up on me and another was admit about...more
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The entire staff is top notch. I was in pretty bad shape and they moved mountains to get me in and reassure me. Dr. Hefferon is patient and made me feel like I was in excellent hands.
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