Dr. John Keeling, MD

Dr. John Keeling, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
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Dr. John Keeling, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chevy Chase, MD. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read his story

8401 Connecticut Ave Fl 8

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(301) 949-8100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
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Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Keeling's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Keeling "Dr. Keeling is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He began his medical practice in 1999 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He has extensive training and experience in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma and Post-traumatic deformity correction and Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Keeling is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and received his fellowship training at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He served as Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle and Trauma Service at The National Naval Medical Center as well as Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon to the U.S. Congress."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Keeling "Montgomery Orthopaedics provides comprehensive and compassionate Orthopaedic care for both adults and children. Our surgeons are among the most highly trained and experienced in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with particular expertise in minimally invasive techniques/arthroscopy, hand surgery, joint replacement, spine surgery, sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery. We offer on-site certified physical therapists and occupational-hand therapists, in-house X-ray, and bracing services and custom orthotic fitting. Over the years we have treated a variety of professional athletes, weekend warriors and other musculoskeletal injuries from all age groups who need the highest quality care for complex conditions. Our physicians will exhaust every conservative treatment option before surgical intervention is recommended. Patients requiring surgery will be educated on the procedure, any risks, and the post-surgical rehabilitation process.  Our goal is to help you keep fit for life!"


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Acute Gout
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • 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
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hemophilic Arthropathy
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Disorders
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steppage Gait
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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  • Us Naval Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Keeling's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Keeling to family and friends
based on 77 total reviews (47 with comments)
Dr. Keeling's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (47)
Nice guy, easy-going manner, really knows his stuff. Office staff are extremely efficient -- never had to wait more than a couple of minutes.
Germantown, MD |
Dr. Keeling was terrific and a pleasure to work with.
in Silver Spring, MD |
Dr. Keeling is professional, polite, consistent, and always on time. The office staff are also extremely helpful and accommodating.
Kensington, MD |
Dr. Keeling was friendly, warm and clear are on treatment. Follow-up appointments and additional feedback/care was handled promptly.
in Bethesda, MD |
Dr. Keeling explains everything very well and detailed. I always ask so many questions and he always answers very well and patiently. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. I am very happy to be his patient. He did a surgery on me and it has healed wonderfully. He is always available even last minute appointments.
in Bethesda, MD |
Dr. Keeling is very approachable, kind and knowledgeable. I came in with an knee issue that I had been worried about and he ease my worries and explained everything very well.
Potomac, MD |
very good
in Kensington, MD |
Great doctor who will take the time to explain exactly what is wrong and what all the treatment options are. He also takes the time to listen to you.
Potomac, MD |
He is very knowledgeable and a good surgeon. He is patient and explains different options, with their risks and benefits.
Potomac, MD |
experienced and knowledgeable. great doc.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Very helpful and open to any questions.
in Potomac, MD |
Very prompt. Listens and relates. Good bedside manner.
in Potomac, MD |
Always trust Dr Keeling when it comes to my feet and joints. Being a nurse, I need someone who I can trust with my feet. He has operated on one ankle injured in a work accident and I am back with another injury. Helpful and takes the time to listen.
in Potomac, MD |
I'm so grateful for Dr. Keeling. Having someone I could trust made my whole healing process so much more better.
in Rockville, MD |
Dr. Keeling was polite, professional and friendly. He read the X-rays quickly, acknowledged the pain and suggested an easy recovery route.
Potomac, MD |
We had a great experience being treated by Dr. Keeling and staff.
in Potomac, MD |
Dr Keeling was recommmended by my primary. I had a muscular tear in my right hip and bursitis in my left knee from a Crossfit workout, and the pain was moderate to serious. He listened, was informative, took ample time to take cautious steps in my treatment. He prescribed PT before running me thru an MRI and more extensive tests- so never had to get to the MRI stage. After 2 months of PT and home exercise, my pain reduced significantly.
in College Park, MD |
Dr. Keeling is excellent! He has a great combination of experience and bedside manner! He takes time to speak with you and answer all your questions. His office staff and the team he has assisting him is also wonderful. All of his staff truly care about the patients!
Potomac, MD |
Dr and staff were amazing with our 4 year old.
Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr Keeling is so humble and friendly which any Physician should have that behaviors.I am recommending to any body.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Absolutely, I recommend Dr. Keeling and this office. My 9 year old felt at ease.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr. Keeling has treated multiple injuries through the years and each situation was handled with skilled professionalism and a rapid return to health. I couldn't be more appreciative.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
My appointment was on time, I was quickly taken care of and Dr. Keeling was his usual congenial self.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
dr keeling exemplifies the best of what you would hope your doctor would be!
Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr. Keeling was able to diagnose me when two other doctors said nothing was wrong. I'm so happy he was recommended to me!
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Outstanding! It is a complicated situation and I made as much progress as possible. Now he is advising and I agree that there is nerve involvement and recommended seeing a neurologist.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Very smart, competent doctor. Gives the best, most practical advise. So glad to know who to call for foot and knee issues.
in Washington DC |
Dr Keeling was friendly thorough and reliable. Scheduling prior to the workday was easy and m appointments always efficient. Based on my injury, surgery was an option, which of course he profits from, but he did not recommend surgery; to me, this displays a true interest in what is best for the patient. Highly recommend!
Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr Keeling is great - would highly recommend him.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
He the best
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr. Keeling is very attentive and personable. As well as being an expert on foot and ankles I Feel very confident in both his options and recommendations.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr. Keeling truly cares about the wellbeing of his patients. He equips you with the knowledge to make the right decisions in regards to your recovery and he is always on point with and explains everything in details. I recommend that you go to home to get great service .
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr. Keeling was very nice to work with. He was straight forward on my diagnosis and anticipated recovery. Prior to surgery he came by and chatted which helped relieve my anxiety. He seemed to tailor his post surgery directions based on my progress (which was good) so that it shortened my time needed to wear a boot. Had one hiccup with a post surgery infection which was treated right away and without further complications.
Chevy Chase, MD |
Excellent service. Fast & Friendly staff. Dr. Keeling is great
in chevy chase, md |
in Washington DC |
Really appreciate. Dr. Keeling' care and thoroughness!
Chevy Chase, MD |
Very personable and cares about the patients
in Chevy Chase, MD |
A wonderful doctor - The best orthopedic surgeon in the greater D.C. area, in my experience!
in Chevy Chase, MD |
Both my wife and I have seen Dr. Keeling and we both had exceptional experiences. In my case, he saw me, had me diagnosed and on my way two hours after my initial call in!
Chevy Chase, MD |
Dr. Keeling has fantastic bedside manner. All of the PA's and xray techs are super friendly as well. I haven't waited once for my appointments, they always start on time.
in chevy chase, md |
Dr keeling is so awesome . I had a complicated fracture had to have surgery . He took very good care of me was very concerned along the way . He has given me my life back I'm now able to start walking after three . His assistants are awesome and always willing to helo
in Silver Spring |
I should write 3 reviews because Dr. Keeling has taken amazing care of my son, my daughter and me, two of which were operations. My son shattered his clavicle and was facing a metal plate for the rest of his life, but Dr. K used a novel technique that minimized risk and had my son healed and back to sports in less than 3 months. My SIX ankle sprains required ankle reconstruction - Dr. K performed it and I am back and running three months post surgery using novel procedures. He is amazing!!
in Washington, DC |
Dr Keeling was exceptional! He expertly diagnosed my ankle problem and treated me for 3 months to complete recovery. He is very compassionate and caring! Would recommend him and his staff highly.
chevy chase, md |
Very nice physician, answered all my questions and is very caring. Took very good care of my me.
Dr. Keeling is patient and understanding. He listened to my concerns regarding my ankle and offered treatment options. I ultimately chose surgery and am healing very well. Back to doing all of my activities for daily living and many of my sports activities.
Silver Spring, MD |
He does not listen to you. I felt I was on a conveyor belt. He assumed I had a torn rotary cuff (I didn't), Then for a knee injury, he gave me a knee brace that harmed me as his assistant attempted to put it on. I limped out of there with the assistant looking away--no icing of the knee, etc. Then I was charged for the knee brace after the insurance paid. He has a part time person for foot orthodics so if they don't fit, expect to wait 2 wks to a month. Don't use this practice!
in Barnesville Md |
Dr. Keeling was very informative and kind.
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