Dr. John Powell, MD

Dr. John Powell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. John Powell, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in O Fallon, MO. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy

O Fallon, MO 63368

Contact Information

(636) 561-0871

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Powell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Powell "Dr. Powell has practiced with St. Charles Orthopedic Surgery for 28 years. He has continued to pass rigorous standards required to maintain certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is proud to be a member of an independent medical practice that allows him to provide top quality care in a cost-effective manner. Dr. Powell specializes in knee, hip, and shoulder conditions, offering non-operative and operative treatment options. He has vast experience in performing numerous operations utilizing the latest techniques. Dr. Powell has enjoyed living in St. Charles County since he started his practice in 1988. When his children were young, he enjoyed coaching their athletic teams, but now spends his free time on the golf course or on his bicycle. As a former intercollegiate swimmer, Dr. Powell knows the importance of staying active, and encourages his patients to do so as well. His most rewarding activity, however, is traveling to the Dominican Republic every year on a mission trip to perform hip and knee replacements on indigent patients."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Powell "My goal is to inform the patient as much as possible so we can develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs, not what is best for the doctor."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Powell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Powell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Powell to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Powell'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 (9)
in St Charles, MO |
Sorry to read a few of these reviews. After years of dealing with Dr. Powell, I read him to be quiet, and reserved but never unprofessional. He has always correctly diagnosed my family's problems. Sometimes it meant we had to go to therapy. Sometimes it meant we needed surgery. He referred my daughter to another surgeon who performed a very specific surgery that you only want the best to do. I appreciated his honesty. My husband and I have had successful knee surgeries w him. We trust him!
St Louis, MO |
I was involved in a trauma situation and was pretty much stuck with Doctor Powell. He does not communicate well and does not seem to be very caring. I wish I would have gotten a second opinion much earlier during my recovery.
Maryland Heights, MO |
I present to you a problem.Most common complaint is a feeling of being rushed and the irresponsible follow up by Rachel,Dr.Powells assistant.Yet all positive reviews generalize on abstracts;the negative towards one particular complaint.What is more likely?A tech savvy assistant creates puff reviews to raise employers net stat,or 10 random people focus on one irritant;30 random persons reflect on the vaguely positive? Okhams Razer suggests the answer is the one with the least amount of variables.
Maryland Heights, MO |
Had a hip injury, needed information sent to medicare. Staff was friendly yet not very helpful, waited 3 months for the secretary to fax the documents. Had to come back to the office and fill out additional paperwork and they charged me $10 everytime. I am elderly and on a fixed income, this is very stressful and I do hope the nice people there try to do better.
St Charles, MO |
Outstanding physician that does quality work. I had a partial knee replacement three years ago and it work perfect with complete mobility and zero pain.
in O Fallon, MO |
I was treated like I was wasting his time. He wouldn't let me talk and never talked to me, just his nurse. He prescribed a medication without looking at other medications I was on. I walked out of there crying because I have never been dismissed by a Doctor like this before. He never even addressed the real problem.
St Louis, MO |
I first met Doctor Powell about 5 minutes before my surgery in pre-op as I was admitted to the hospital via the ER the day before. I wasn't happy that I wasn't seen by him the day or morning before in my room where I could have asked more questions without feeling rushed. After visiting both his offices for post op checkups he's seemed to warm up but both he and his staff seems confused and put out that I've asked them to fill out forms sent to me by my work to explain my absences and limitaions
in St Charles, MO |
My first appt. was for a frozen shoulder & yesterday was for bursitis in my hip. The first time I called, I was told he had no appts for 2 weeks but when I explained my shoulder pain was unbearable, the receptionist spoke w/Dr Powell & got me right in. An X-ray , a cortisone shot & 3 wks of physical therapy did the job 4 my shoulder. This is a fantastic Dr & he is not a pill pusher. No time 4 chit chat Instead you get a thorough check up & treatment plan. Hip & shoulder pain is gone!
in St. Peters, MO |
Extremely poor overall experience. Attitude appeared to be that I was wasting his time, and he had better things to do. Spent about 5 minutes in room. Did not ask for additional x-rays to better understand fracture. Spent very little time explaining condition. Had to drag information from him as to prognosis and what to do. Office staff was stiff and unfriendly. Charged way too much on bill for very little assistance or guidance. Never went back to see him. Completely unsatisfactory.
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Dr. Powell accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Preferred Select
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Powell has admitting privileges

Progress West Hospital
2 Progress Point Parkway
O'Fallon, MO 63368
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SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
300 First Capitol Drive
Saint Charles, MO 63301
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SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis
100 Medical Plz
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
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Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
10 Hospital Dr
Saint Peters, MO 63376
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