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Dr. Jon Whitehurst, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor who practices in Rockford, IL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read his story
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Dr. Whitehurst's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Whitehurst "I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am originally from Evanston, Illinois and I earned my B.S. degree in chemical engineering with a biomedical emphasis from Northwestern University in 1985. Following graduation from college, I was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy, serving as a Naval Flight Officer from 1985 to 1992. After graduating first in my flight school class, I was assigned to an aircraft carrier-based F-14 TOMCAT Squadron. Continuing with high achievements, I was selected to attend TOPGUN, the Navy Fighting Weapons School and served during Operation Desert Shield. I resumed my studies at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine following Honorable Discharge from active duty in 1992. I obtained my medical degree in 1996 and subsequently completed advanced orthopedic training as part of my residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals in 2001. In 2002 I completed a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI). My subspecialty training focuses specifically on minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, wrist and sports medicine. While at SCOI, I produced award-winning research in shoulder instability and worked with research projects in knee ligament reconstruction. As an advocate for continuing medical education, I have authored numerous journal articles and presentations on arthroscopic surgery, and I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, lecturing on orthopedic subjects in conjunction with the University of Chicago. I also serve as an instructor to other orthopedic surgeons for advanced arthroscopic techniques. My practice is focused on general orthopedics with special interest in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. I am a team physician for the Rockford IceHogs and I am also active in several local high school and college sports programs. I enjoy the opportunity to work with athletes on a regular basis. In addition to my extensive medical commitments, I enjoy time with my family, biking, golfing, hiking, and boating. It is my mission to provide you excellent service as well as compassionate care. I always strive to provide you the same quality of orthopedic care I would offer to a member of my family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at OrthoIllinois."
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i would have like to have met with Dr. Whitehurst himself sooner, rather than wait until my 12 weeks out visit. I had a couple of of other pain issues that were aggravated greatly as a result of the required splint and sling, but I didn't feel like they were appreciative of the additional pain they were causing me, (extreme thumb arthritis and aggravation to my neck/disc hernias). It felt like a bit of "that's not my department." Perhaps even some advise as to what type of doctor I might want to be seen by in the mean time to address those intense pains where suggested. Over all however, very happy with my results.
Dr. Whitehurst is an excellent doctor
Exception care. Wonderful Staff. Very satisfied
Dr. Whitehurst answered all of my questions, both before and after the surgery, and explained everything in clear, understandable terms. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing shoulder surgery. Thank you!
An exceptional experience from start to finish. Most notable is the smooth organization of every function. The every day glitches and issues were never seen. Seriously professional in all regards.
Very pleased, terrific results
very pleased with results
He was very nice and got to the bottom of my problem in no time. He made sure I was doing well.
"It is my goal as an orthopaedic surgeon to provide you the best possible care with compassion and respect. "
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Chronic Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1996
University Chicago Hosps
Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
The Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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