Dr. Nicholas Loafman, DO

Dr. Nicholas Loafman, DO

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
38 y/o
(12)

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Dr. Nicholas Loafman, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Joseph, MI and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Southwest Michigan Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

183 Peace Blvd

Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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

Bursitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Loafman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Loafman "I think in order to have a great relationship with my patients it's important to come up with a plan that is specific to them - the best plan of care for the best possible outcome. I think it's always a good idea for them to understand the full range of treatment options we can perform, and then determine which option they like best, before we proceed with treatment options."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

87  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Albion College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE--ERIE
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Millcreek Community Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Midwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Loafman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Loafman's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Loafman to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Loafman'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 (5)

I always recommend Dr. Loafman to any friends or family who have any sort of joint or mobility issues, as a result of injury or arthritis.He has preformed a carpal tunnel surgery on my sister-in-law, a total knee replacement on me,and surgery on my husband's arm. He has developed a personalized...more
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I have been there to see him a few times. Always a very good experience. My family loves the staff. We tell everyone!
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Found him to be the exact opposite of the other reviews here. No bed side manner, not at all caring, couldn't be bothered to show me or explain my test results...perhaps it's because regardless of my pain he didn't have anything to operate on so he could care less.
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Dr Loafman is very kind and was considerate of my feelings and was very patient with all my questions. He put me completely at ease and the decision to proceed with the surgery came easy because of his outgoing personality and confidence. I cannot express my appreciation enough. He has completely...more
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He has gone above and beyond for our family. We recommend him to everyone. Very caring and knowledgeable!
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