Dr. John Medlen, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 73

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. John Medlen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Medlen has extensive experience in Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sells Indian Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Medlen, MD

Ocotillo Pediatrics Pllc

1707 W Saint Marys Rd Ste 205 Tucson, AZ 85745
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Dr Medlen has always taken the time to honestly explain things. He has worked with me for years allowing me to get injections in both knees while I work on other health issues prior to knee replacement surgery. He even refused to do the surgery until I was in good health. Others would have just gone ahead with it. I have come to trust Dr Medlen. I believe he really cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John Fleming – Jun 23, 2020
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My primary care said I needed a knee replacement, . I went to Medlen. HIs staff was very courteous, and professional. The doctor himself has many years of practice and was great . He thoroughly examined my knee , looked at my MRI , and the report. And said, the small tears in you knee are very old. As in your younger years. He said, at your age if its not hurting you why would you even want surgery. Come back if anything changes , but right now you should just go home. Medlen was great
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Apr 25, 2019
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I can't believe this butcher is still operating. He ruined my husband. After surgery on my husband's left leg, it was an inch longer. Dr Medlen said that my husband was bull legged. His office conveniently lost the exrays from right before the surgery which would have proved Medlen was lying. Once you get a hatchet job, there is not much that can be done. Beware of Dr. John Medlen. Too bad we have to give him one star to complete the review.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dixie McNeely in Tombstone , AR – Aug 18, 2018
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Do not see him on a Friday afternoon. We were rushed through like cattle. He did not give me any time to ask my questions and did not listen to my answers to his questions. It was the biggest waste of a copay and I have never left a Drs. office feeling so rushed and disrespected. I am seeking a different physician.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Tucson, AZ – Aug 04, 2016
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Dr. Medlen is a excellent dr.listens to patients.very straight forward and helps patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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d. moraida in sahuarita az. – Feb 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Medlen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Medlen has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

Baylor
Residency Hospital
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Residency Hospital
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Internship Hospital
1979
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

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What are Dr. John Medlen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Medlen frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Medlen specializes.

Where is Dr. John Medlen, MD's office located?

Dr. Medlen's office is located at 1707 W Saint Marys Rd Ste 205, Tucson, AZ 85745. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Medlen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Medlen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Medlen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (520) 624-0888.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Medlen is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Internal Derangement of Knee
Runner's Knee
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High
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Very High
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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Medlen is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Medlen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Torticollis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Medlen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Ocotillo Pediatrics Pllc1707 W Saint Marys Rd Ste 205 Tucson, AZ 85745
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