Dr. John Waldrop, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 73

Dr. Waldrop
Accepting new patients

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909

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Dr. John Waldrop, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Waldrop has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgia Regents U, Medical College medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Flowers Hospital and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Waldrop to book an appointment.

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Dr. Waldrop is affiliated with Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Phenix City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Waldrop

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Waldrop treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Waldrop treats other conditions, please contact the office at (706) 324-6661.

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. Waldrop 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
Knee Replacement
Knee Dislocation
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Dr. Waldrop's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Waldrop accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Waldrop's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Waldrop

4.5

Based on 64 ratings

5 Stars
82.8125%
(53)
4 Stars
1.5625%
(1)
3 Stars
3.125%
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2 Stars
3.125%
(2)
1 Star
9.375%
(6)
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Dr. Waldrop has been my physician for several years. He has been kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and competent throughout this time. He takes the time to listen to my concerns, answering any questions I may have. He doesn’t rush me out, and he is thoughtful and direct with his recommendations for my treatment. He was my Surgeon for my Total Hip Replacement and Knee Arthroscopy. He and his team did an exceptional job with both procedures! His PA is great as well! I couldn’t be more pleased with their treatment and care! I would and do recommend him highly!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa W – Jan 15, 2022
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he is GREAT he is my go to guy words can not express the trust and confidence in him thank you Dr Waldrop you are Fantastic thanks again
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
What could be improved
No results
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Kenneth Harrell – Nov 30, 2021
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Dr. Waldrop has operated and replaced both my knees. I’ve never had any problems. His orders for therapy are different from other doctors but results and follow up are outstanding!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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KATHY W – Nov 09, 2021
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I had been told by a medical professional in a different practice that I needed a hip replacement. In all fairness, the diagnosis was made without x-rays and only on description of my symptoms. Dr. Waldron almost immediately upon seeing the x-rays, said that my hip joints were great and that my problem was from inflammation of my sacroiliac joints. He prescribed medication and therapy. I am doing great and as he said, “We kept you off the operating table.” Thank you Dr. Waldron!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gary Maxwell – Oct 30, 2021
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I came to Dr Waldrop with pain and complications from a prior surgery. He had great insights. He knew exactly what to do and corrected my problem. I have had to have another joint replacement. I didn’t want anyone other than Dr Waldrop to be the Surgeon! Surgery was very successful with a quick recovery. I highly recommend Dr Waldrop!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Carolyn – Sep 29, 2021
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Dr. Waldrop has been my doctor for almost 10 years. He is an excellent surgeon as well as doctor. He is to the point and answers any questions you may have. His staff are kind and courteous as well. I highly recommend using the Hughston Clinic for your Orthopedic needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Sel – Sep 22, 2021
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Dr Waldrop is very caring and knowledgeable. He is an absolute life saver and does amazing work.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J Florence – Jan 13, 2021
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On occasion I've had Dr. John pull me from being bedridden. His concern's immeasurable.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Bj Howell – Jan 06, 2021
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Very nice and informative Doctor. Staff goes over and above.I highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tonya Snead – Oct 14, 2020
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Dr Waldrop is a great surgeon however waiting over an hour to just be taken back is not acceptable. With exception of my first visit, this happened on every follow up appointment. It is also ridiculous to call a few hours before your scheduled appointment time, to be told you need to come in earlier, and still have to wait an hour. No respect for patient time/schedule.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 05, 2020
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Had hip surgery and became septic. Complained about a puffy spot for a year and finally got results by basically be aggressive in speaking with the PA. Had I& D surgery to fix complaint. On the day stitches were to come out it was decided to keep them in due to a spot not looking like it was closing. Next day a hole open nowhere near where they originally thought would open. They decided to pack it which caused the hole to open more inside and out. Had another surgery to redo the stitches. Finally got those out and doing well. I think they purposely skip steps or do things to stop complaints just to keep lining their pockets. We live in our bodies not them. They rely on us to tell them any issues so they can determine treatment. And when you tell them they should listen the first time every time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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May 22, 2020
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Dr Waldrop did a full hip replacement of my left hip of a joint that had gone totally arthritic due to previous injury to the hip and I am sure my weight did not help. After being turned down by other surgeons because of my weight, at our first meeting he was ready to perform the surgery one of two ways depending on what the x rays would show. He was no nonsense and I was release less than 48 hours after the surgery. It took serious rehab to get some strength back in the joint his team was professional before and after the surgery. He and his team are exceptional and finding someone who didnt refuse me due to my weight was a relief.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Brian – Oct 30, 2019
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replaced my hip and knee no problems work great no pain
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Apr 28, 2019
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Dr. Waldrop is straight forward and explained everything in terms I could understand!
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Mar 31, 2019
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Dr. Waldrop is a good doctor and very professional. He a good listener and he hear you. He recommends what he think is the best solution, he let's make the decision. I give Dr Waldrop thumbs up.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Luvonia in Clayton, AL – Mar 03, 2019
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Great
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brainard Crawford in TENNILLE, GA – Feb 27, 2019
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Dr. Waldrop is a wonderful surgeon who gave me the best orthopedic care I have ever received. I highly recommend him
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
What could be improved
No results
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Benny Coleman in Macon, GA – Feb 27, 2019
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He tries to see too many patients. Waiting room time runs from 90 min to 2 hours. He did my surgery. I was number 5 of 10 the day I saw a total of 2 minutes. I had Never seen him again. I plan to go to a different doctor if I have to have another replacement.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Donna M. Paramore in Marianna, FL – Feb 23, 2019
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Dr Waldrop is a very thorough and knowledgeable Physician. Excellent at relating to patient concerns and questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Forrest Gray in Bainbridge, GA – Feb 20, 2019
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cassandra Brandful in Dawson, GA – Feb 19, 2019
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Dr. John Waldrop, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Waldrop...Read more

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1979
Shriners Hosp
Residency Hospital
1977
Greenville Memorial Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1975
Greenville Memorial Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1974
Georgia Regents U, Medical College
Medical School
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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Hughston Clinic Dothan512 N Shady Ln Dothan, AL 36303
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Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic Albany117 Oakland Pkwy Leesburg, GA 31763
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Waldrop is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Flowers Hospital

Dothan, AL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside

Columbus, GA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. Francis - Emory Healthcare

Columbus, GA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

1 Award Received