Dr. John Reister, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 58

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(303) 789-2663

Dr. John Reister, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Littleton, CO. Dr. Reister has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Swedish Medical Center and Porter Adventist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Reister to book an appointment.


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OrthoONE at Littleton

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(303) 789-2663
OrthoONE at Littleton6179 S Balsam Way Ste 230 Littleton, CO 80123
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OrthoONE at Swedish Medical Center

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(303) 789-2663
Orthopaedic Physicians of Co799 E Hampden Ave Ste 400 Englewood, CO 80113
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Dr. Reister has been my orthopedic doctor for a few things. He is good at what he does. I do prefer to see him over just seeing his PA and I have seen both on most occasions. If you are looking for straight answers, give him a call.
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Jun 25, 2020
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I have already referred Dr. Reister to one of my clients. I had an excellent experience and my shoulder replacement recovery is going well.
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Morrie Shepard – Jun 24, 2020
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Dr. Reister is very knowledgeable and prescriptive on the function and healing of bones and muscles.
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Jun 14, 2020
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I saw his assistant. He was wonderful. Explained my choices of procedures. Dr. Reister popped in the doorway to agree with him. Do to corvid, things are different. All was very professional.
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Pam Dun – May 27, 2020
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I was overdue for my cortizone shot, but I was happy that I was able to get in and get one. It really helped. Dr.. Reister was pleasant as always and I was glad to visit with him,
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May 16, 2020
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Can’t have a Dr better than John Reister.
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Rich C. – Apr 23, 2020
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Dr Reister is a straight shooter. Easy to talk to.
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Jeffrey F Werling – Apr 09, 2020
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Dr. Reister completed an arthroscopy of my left shoulder. His pre-op explanation of the surgery as well as post-op review was excellent. I am now 2 and a half weeks post op and the shoulder is healing nicely.
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Mar 31, 2020
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It was quick this time but Dr. Reister is great at his job
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Mar 30, 2020
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Dr Reister has done arthroscopic surgery on my knee. He is a very competent and caring doctor. He makes sure things are explained clearly so that the patient can understand. I would most definitely recommend him for anyone having to have orthopedic surgery.
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Mar 11, 2020
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Dr. Reister has replaced both of my shoulders with a minimum amount of worry and a lot of understanding care. I feel that he genuinely cares about my health care and conveys that concern to me. His competence is without doubt outstanding!
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I would like to thank Dr. Reister and his associate Michael for their great job on my surgery, everything went smoothly and just as prior discussed with the doctor. But I really appreciated that he was upfront and thorough with his procedure and being honest with me as to how tough my first few days after the procedure would be, this is important to me. Thanks much appreciated
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M Weinstock – Feb 10, 2020
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Appreciate Dr. Reister and his team at the Balsam location. Very professional, helpful, and kind. Thank you all.
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Jan 14, 2020
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Great surgeon and doctor !!! He really takes time to explain medical issues and treatments in a language the lay person can understand. You can tell Dr. Reister really cares about his patients by his candor and dedication when he speaks with you. Patients can be perfectly honest with Dr. Reister about their medical concerns, as doing so helps him with a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. You will feel very comfortable at your appointments with Dr. Reister, as has a very nice sense of humor that you will surely enjoy.
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Cheryl Garlock – Jan 07, 2020
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Great. He and his assistant actually listen.
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Don Esarey – Jan 05, 2020
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I have been treated for many years because of a knee injury cross country skiing. The injections have enabled me to avoid or postpone the total knee repkacement.
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Dec 30, 2019
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Dr. Register, tells like it is, I like that. I had shoulder surgery, my shoulder feels great. I appreciate him so much. He made a bad situation better. Thank you Dr Reister..
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Todd Trecek – Dec 24, 2019
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Very confident in his care. Office schedules appointments well--always seen promptly.
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Dec 14, 2019
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Was efficient and communicated well so that we understood what he was telling us.
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Gary Mitchell – Dec 12, 2019
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Dr. Reister was thorough in explaining the procedure and recovery process. Surgery resulted in a few surprises -- I was supposed to have frayed tendons in my shoulder smoothed out. He found a 98% torn rotator cuff that the MRI didn't show. His follow up with me showed concern and even some humor. His surgery staff were really incredible reassuring me that he was the best and there was nothing to worry about.
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reister treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Reister treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reister treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Reister treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reister treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Reister treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

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.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reister treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Reister treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reister treats Knee Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Reister treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reister treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Reister treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reister treats Elbow Injuries more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Reister treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Reister treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 36% of their peers

Dr. Reister treats this condition more than 36% of their peers

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Dr. Reister's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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 and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery

About Me

"I believe the most important thing is to take compassionate, appropriate care of my patients. I would rather have people understand that I would like to help people rather than that I trained well. Medicine is fun, because you can have relationships...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Fitzsimons Brooke Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Fitzsimons Brooke Army Med Center
Internship Hospital
1985
Townson State University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Swedish Medical Center

Englewood, CO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Porter Adventist Hospital

Denver, CO

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)