Dr. Melissa Deniel, MD

Dr. Melissa Deniel, MD

Sports Medicine •  Female • Age 54

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Melissa Deniel, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Big Rapids, MI and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School medical school in 1993. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial and Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Deniel to book an appointment.


Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital (Orthopedics)

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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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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Tim OConnor in Jenison, MI – Jul 20, 2018
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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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      Shirley K. in Grand Rapids, MI – Dec 30, 2016
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      Dr. Deniel accepts the following insurance:

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      Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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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
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • 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 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

      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.


      • Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine


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


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      Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial

      Fremont, MI

      77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

      Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital

      Big Rapids, MI

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

      Ludington, MI

      65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

      Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital

      Reed City, MI

      67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

      Spectrum Health Hospitals Blodgett Hospital

      Grand Rapids, MI
      • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)