Dr. Jon Whitehurst, MD

Dr. Jon Whitehurst, MD

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o
(55)

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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.

OrthoIllinois

324 Roxbury Rd

Rockford, IL 61107
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Alliance
  • Humana

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Patient Testimonials

Dr. Whitehurst was spot on with recovery time.
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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.
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Dr. Whitehurst is an excellent doctor
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Exception care. Wonderful Staff. Very satisfied
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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!
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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.
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Very pleased, terrific results
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very pleased with results
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greatest
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He was very nice and got to the bottom of my problem in no time. He made sure I was doing well.
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Care Philosophy

It is my goal as an orthopaedic surgeon to provide you the best possible care with compassion and respect. 
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Dr. Whitehurst's Experience

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Dr. Whitehurst's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • 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
Media & Publications

Dr. Whitehurst has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whitehurst's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitehurst to family and friends
4.8
based on 55 total reviews (50 with comments)
Dr. Whitehurst's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (50)
Rh shoulder large tear rotate cuff. Unable to do normal actives until surgery. Back to normal movement in 3rd month.
It was a very good experience!
verygood
the explanations were through and understandable. the entire staff made the experience as pleasant as possible
wow i could not ask for any more
came to dr whitehurst on a recommondation. love him!!!!
in polo, IL |
I had shoulder surgery in February. I highly recommend Dr Whitehurst and his staff. They spent time explaining everything and answered any questions I may have had. They made the whole experience easier. Super BIG THANK YOU TO ALL of them. Diane
wonderful
Had a great experience here at Ortho Illinois with Dr. Whitehurst and his staff. Everyone was always open to my questions and concerns and answered my questions to the best of their abilities. Very satisfied with the surgery done on my knee. It has allowed me to progress quickly towards attaining normal function.
very happy with my results
Great experience. Felt very comfortable working with him. Good explanations and opportunity for feedback.
Very honest and straight forward with recovery time table. I loved how he understood the athletes thinking about returning to the sport. Also loved how my diagnosis was more based on a personal level on how I am doing, it wasn't a broad explanation for the average surgeries.
very happy with how i have been treated.
I had a great experience working with Dr. Whitehurt and his team. I had an injury from a bicycling accident that I had been working through with PT for almost a year. When that didn't work, Dr. Whitehurst and his team did a great job of explaining options from getting and MRI for diagnosis to possible intervention and treatment options. I really appreciate the time they spent with me to figure out the best path to take so that I can be as functional as I was before my cycling accident.
Though this surgery was necessary and painful, I felt better every week with the staff encouragement and assistance at therapy.
good
great experience so far
very good and easy ro talk to. i had confidence in him and felt he diagnosed my problem and the therapy right on the nose.
Brought me back to normalcy with my shoulder.
staff was great , never had to wait long
Thank You every thing has been top notch
i can recoment him for his treament and willines to cure me
Everybody from the time of checking in to the final stop at the appointment desk very precise and professional
Dr. Whitehurst did a great job in fixing my shoulder.
Winnebago, Illinois |
Dr. Whitehurst was highly recommended by others I know in the medical field and I agree totally. He and his staff were very professional and caring at all times. He was easy to talk with and answered every question I had. My surgery scar is almost non-existent and recovery went very well under his care.
Good
great
nice
I have always been treated with the up-most respect. Every employee always has a smile and it was a pleasant experience.
very good
dr. whitehurst was great
very happy with the results, left knee feels great
My experience was excellent.
greatest
Very pleased, terrific results
Exception care. Wonderful Staff. Very satisfied
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 ...
phenomenal
he was a good doctor
l found it to be very comfortable and an overallpositive approach to better my health
friendly staff doctor always explained and answered all questions
Very insightful and supportive of the entire process.
I prefer to alway s see the surgeon and not the p.a.
He was very nice and got to the bottom of my problem in no time. He made sure I was doing well.
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.
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!
Dr. Whitehurst is an excellent doctor
Dr. Whitehurst was spot on with recovery time.
l found it to be very comfortable and an overallpositive approach to better my health
An incredible surgeon. Very kind and understanding. I have never met a surgeon with the amount of compassion for his patients and his work that Dr. Whitehurst has. He is the best.
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Dr. Whitehurst accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
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  • Health Alliance
  • Humana

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Osf Saint Anthony Medical Center
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Rockford Memorial Hospital
2400 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
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SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E State St
Rockford, IL 61104
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