Dr. John Neilson, MD

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Dr. John Neilson, MD
Dr. John Neilson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Milwaukee, WI. He has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Neilson is affiliated with Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital.

9200 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53226

Contact Information

(414) 805-3666

Dr. John Neilson, MD

Dr. John Neilson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 5 More

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Dr. Neilson's Experience

Dr. Neilson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Neilson does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm 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, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

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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.


  • Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Neilson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Neilson to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Neilson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Sussex, WI |
Dr. Neilson projects a sense of confidence in what he can do. He came highly recommended and at this point in time, (only 2 weeks post surgery), I am extremely pleased with him.
in New BerlMuskego, WI |
This is the second hip replacement surgery by Dr. Neilson and his support staff. If I had a third hip needing replacement, I would not hesitate to have him do the replacement. Dr. Neilson and his staff were very responsive to my requests which made my second hip replacement go much smoother than the first.
Lake Geneva, WI |
Dr. Neilson performed my partial joint knee replacement in January 2016. When I had other surgeons opinions they wanted me to have a full knee replacement and he was the only doctor who said full knee replacement was not needed because the other half of my knee was fine as a partial is much better for the knee and less time in healing. I went along with his recommendation and have had no trouble and no pain since the surgery. My scar was also much smaller and hardly noticeable. Highly recommend
Brookfield, WI |
Dr. Nielson performed knee replacement surgery on my mother and the whole process from start to finish was very detail oriented and he always kept us in the loop, and has been very kind and compassionate as well. Would recommend him and his team to anyone!
in Mayville , WI |
His fast response to my situation was very impressive. He did not make me wait which impressed me. He is up to date on all the latest procedures. He is very personable and did a wonderful daily follow up via email. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Milwaukee WI |
Dr Neilson is very knowledgeable and is able to communicate in a way that is understandable to a non-medical person. His technical abilities are excellent. He is kind and compassionate. I would definitely recommend him.
in Milwaukee, WI |
Exceptional care and expertise in hip surgery. I appreciate the collaborative team approach while surgeon is always accessible pre/post surgery. I like Dr. Neilson's confidence, clear communication skills. If I were to be a physician, I would want to study and learn from him. Thank-you for your high quality care.
in West bend wi |
The most awesome experience. Dr Neilson was top notch and his support team the best. I felt informed the entire process. I would absolutely recommend him for hip replacement
in Milwaukee, WI |
I had a great experience with my hip replacement. Dr. Neilson took time with me both before and after surgery. He works with a great group of people.
Germantown, WI |
Dr Neilson is a skilled practitioner who is kind, compassionate and empathetic. His entire team is amazing.
in Milwaukee, WI |
Dr Neilson and Sean are great. They take their time explaining any questions, procedures with a very profession but laid back matter which I love as a bedside manner! Dr Neilson did both my knees within the last two years with no issues at all! Teri is also amazing at what she does I never had to worry about approvals form insurance she took care of everything and is very responsive when I did call with questions she got back to me in a very timely matter. They make a great team.
in Kenosha, WI |
A doctor and team that made me glad I came to instead of in my home town.they made you feel very comfortable and aware of what's next and to expect.the doctor spent time with you after just as well as before the prosedure.
in Racine, WI |
Very professional. He took over when my Doctor had a emergency. I really was relaxed with him. And the staff was easy to ask questions. Very pleased.
in Mequon, WI |
Personable, attentive, thorough. Came highly recommended and I would agree! Experience with Froedtert Joint replacement program was exceptional.
in Kewaskum, WI |
I had an extremely good relationship from beginning to surgery on my hip replacement. Very informative and easy to talk with and ask questions. I highly recommend Dr. Neilson to anyone considering a hip replacement
in Milwaukee, WI |
Doctor has accepted my brother's complex difficult case to replace a hip appliance that caused a very serious infection. Dr. Neilson and his Physician Assistant Sean were terrific, frank and honest and his assistant, Charlene, has been very responsive to all requests.
in Milwaukee, WI |
While in the hospital, I felt very comfortable by seeing Dr. Neilson everyday,or with his visits to my room to chat and talk about my surgery, and. show the post. - op xray of my third hip revision
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Dr. Neilson accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Neilson has admitting privileges

Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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