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Dr. Melissa Deniel, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Female · Age 53

Dr. Deniel

Melissa A DeNiel, MD, PLC

877 Forest Hill Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Dr. Melissa Deniel, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1993 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Deniel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

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Dr. Deniel's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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 Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Deniel's Reviews

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5.0

Based on 20 reviews

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Nothing but good things to say about Dr Deniel. She operated on me 4 times, 1 knee, 2 shoulders ( both torn rotator cuffs and a soon to come apart bicep tendon), and 1 totally torn in half inside elbow tendons. I have never had any issues going back to doing any activities from any of my surgeries that she has performed, and have never had any pain issues after the customary healing period. Give her A+ rating 100%. From the 1st appointment to the last surgery, just a wonderful experience.
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Dr. Deniel repaired a torn meniscus on my right knee several years ago and to this date, I've had no problems with it. She is a kind and compassionate physician, explained (in easy to understand English) what the procedure would be and did a great job. I recommend her if you are in need of arthoscopic surgery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal as a Sports Medicine Orthopaedic surgeon is to work together with the patient to return them as quickly and safely as possible to both competive and recreation sports. Using therapy, strengthening and when necessary surgery. Avoiding recreational activities and sports because of pain or injury, should only be a last resort.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2000
Center For Athletic Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Residency
Residency Hospital
1994
Blodgett Memorial Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Wisconsin Medical School
Medical School
1989
Loyola University
Undergraduate School
2000
1999
1994
1993
1989

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  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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