Dr. Joseph Fortin, DO

Dr. Joseph Fortin, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Joseph Fortin, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

9502 Lima Rd Ste 103

Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Contact Information

(260) 459-7313

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Bone Disorders
more than 59% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 56% of peers
more than 55% of peers

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Dr. Fortin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fortin "Dr. Joseph Fortin is currently the Medical Director of Spine Technology and Rehabilitation P.C. and a Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. His board certifications include: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Pain Management (American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), and Fellow Interventional Pain Practice (World Institute of Pain). He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Baylor College of Medicine and from there served three years in several directorship roles as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Fortin then dedicated three years to a spine radiology practice in New Orleans (interpreting MRI and CT as well as performing image-guided injection procedures). He maintained an academic affiliation as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University. He has given numerous national and international lectures, as well as scientific presentations. Dr. Fortin is internationally recognized for his novel scientific studies on the sacroiliac joint. His research endeavors (as expressed in the world peer review literature) however are diverse and include: 1) mapping sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain referral patterns; 2) determining the innervation of the SIJ; 3) describing imaging and arthrography techniques for the SIJ; 4) the relative contributions of the disc and zygapophyseal joints in chronic low back pain; 5) relating biomechanics of injury to spine pain in athletes, 6) A United States Olympic Committee funded injury tracking protocol and 7) the frequency of ostepenia in male patients on opioids. He also completed a controlled, randomized study on the remote effects of the clinical/experimental environment on functional outcome. For ten years, Dr. Fortin has been on the leading edge of a new specialty area of healthcare, applying stem cells and biological media, known as Regenerative Medicine (e.g. growth factors, bioscaffolds and stem cells). Dr. Fortin employs image-guidance devices to ensure the patient's concentrated healing cells are administrated at the exact coordinates of their damaged tissues. This exciting technology has been used to help a wide array of Dr. Fortin's patients, including: as an option to total joint replacement, to heal discs and nerves in the spine, for severe sports injuries, osteoarthritis and degenerative arthritis, as well as intractable nerve pain (e.g. trigeminal neuralgia). Through his collaborations with Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Fortin has been principle investigator in research projects – exploring the effects of stem cell therapy and biologic media on the human body. Recently, he received an educational award from the American Academy of Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine. Dr. Fortin is an avid weightlifter and former competitive bodybuilder. He enjoys fishing, downhill skiing, golfing and spending time with his wife. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fortin "The divine elements which seemingly conspired - leading me into healthcare are the ones which keep me true to our grand tradition:       

  1. The infinite, God-given capacity for our body to heal.       
  2. The magic of offering our hand in human service.       
  3. The promise of science and technology.

10  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

113  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Upper Back Pain
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42  Procedures

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Background Check

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  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Garden City Hospital, Osteopathic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Baylor College Of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Fortin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fortin to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Fortin's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

After multiple surgeries I had constant pain in my rt ankle & foot. Dr. Fortin took time to listen to me and he thoroughly examined my foot and ankle. The exam alone impressed me because for the first time a doctor actually took time to feel my ankle and identify the joints that were painful (my...more
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Took time with my diagnosis. Office staff was friendly and efficient. Professional with a clean and well run office. Helped me with my back problems.
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