Dr. John Stark, MD

Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(23)
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Dr. John Stark, MD
Dr. John Stark, MD is an orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Minneapolis, MN. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Stark is affiliated with Regions Hospital.

825 Nicollet Mall Ste 715

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Contact Information

(612) 332-2324

Dr. John Stark, MD

Dr. John Stark, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • 2 More

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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
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more than 67% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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more than 67% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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more than 61% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
61

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • Decompression Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Neuroplasty
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.

Education

  • St. Olaf College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Minneapolis Va Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stark has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stark's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stark to family and friends
3.5
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Stark's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Minneapolis, MN |
Great doctor. Took the time to listen and made me feel special. Kind, generous with his time and smart. Finally someone that knows what I have. Highly recomend.
in Hopkins, MN |
Very impressed by his knowledge and bed side manner. He listened and made me feel that I was his most important patient. He explained my condition in detail like no one has ever explained before. I have been in pain for many years. My care has been transferred back and forth between pain clinics and doctors; Dr. Stark took the time to examine me, listen and patiently explain my condition and what I should expect. Very, very, very grateful.
in Saint Paul |
Never would recommend to anyone ever!!! Arrogant, mean, pompus, rude and so full of himself he puts his patients in danger. Stay clear of this so called doctor. He has no compassion for anyone but himself.
in Minneapolis, MN |
He was very curt and rude when I told him I was still having pain after my back surgery. He said only women have pain and I needed to buck up. After enduring 5 years of pain, I went to a neurosurgeon who was able to fix some of the problem, but 5 years of nerve damage was too long for a full recovery. I only went there because I could get in quickly. Big mistake.
Minneapolis, MN |
I was referred to Dr. Stark for treatment of AVN of my hip. I arrived with my X-rays, medical records and diagnosis, as well as told Dr. Stark that I had advanced AVN and a very unstable hip. He replied, I'll be the judge of that! and without looking at my records or films promptly began manipulating my leg. When I flinched in pain he snapped at me, I'm not going to hurt you! I told him that he WAS hurting me and he did not seem to believe me. Not my idea of a good physician.
in Aitkin Mn. |
He paralyzed me and told my wife after surgury (quote) he will never walk again and there was spinal fluid all over in there. After my june 2005 45 mn. decompression on L4-L5. however no other witnesses were present. After my transfer to the va. Mpls he asked Va. neuro dr. if he had possibly ripped a nerve. Va. Doc. said he could not be sure? Stark was therefore off the hook. I have been paralyzed for over ten years now. I would not let Stark operate on my akc certified Irish Setters or Golden
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Dr. Stark accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Stark has admitting privileges

Regions Hospital
640 Jackson St
Saint Paul, MN 55101
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