Dr. Michael Chmell, MD

Dr. Michael Chmell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Chmell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Pritzker School Of Med University Of Chicago in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

5875 E Riverside Blvd

Rockford, IL 61114

Contact Information

(815) 398-9491

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • First Choice Health
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Chmell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chmell "Although some may consider me a man of few words, my passion is solving problems and getting things to work like they were supposed to. That's why I enjoy treating people with knee pain - it gives me a great deal of satisfaction knowing that I've helped someone return to a healthy, normal and active lifestyle. Helping people is just about the most rewarding thing I can think of."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Trigger Finger


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.


  • University Of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Pritzker School Of Med University Of Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Vanderbilt University Department Of Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Vanderbilt University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chmell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chmell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chmell to family and friends
based on 118 total reviews (40 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (118)

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Dr. Chmell's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (40)

Dr Chmell is an amazing knee surgeon! I had a Total Knee Replacement in October 2017. I could not have asked for better attention from him and his team at OrthoIllinois.My results have been better than I could have imagined. I am a 62 year old woman who never anticipated I would have to go...more
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Dr. Chmell did a fine job on my knees and I really do abuse them.
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I would give him a 20/20 if I could.
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He does amazing work.
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He is top notch and the best there is. He is 5/5 on everything!
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