Dr. Timothy Vanfleet, MD

Dr. Timothy Vanfleet, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Timothy Vanfleet, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Springfield, IL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, interventional pain medicine, and more.

1301 S Koke Mill Rd

Springfield, IL 62711

Contact Information

(217) 547-9100

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Vanfleet'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. Vanfleet ""I strive to provide comprehensive 'state-of-the-art' spinal care to improve the quality of life for my patients.""

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

108  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Fracture


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37  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • Marquette U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • So Il University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Southern Illinois University-School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vanfleet has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vanfleet's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vanfleet to family and friends
41 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Vanfleet's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I really like Dr. Vanfleet. He took one look at the bruises on my hands and said "extended steroid use." No other doctor has ever told me what caused my severe bruising. I have asthma and use steroid inhalers daily and sometimes do a round of steroids to get my breathing back to normal. Also Dr....more
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Dr. VanFleet relieved my back and leg pain that I had been suffering with for 6 months. He was very thorough, pleasant, and accommodating and gave me a confident feeling that I was in good hands. I had an outpatient procedure and was amazed with how simple it all was. His office and staff are first...more
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Dr Vanfleet was personable, listened to my concerns and gave me an honest opinion. An additional MRI led him to repeat what he had originally told me. Due to extensive nerve problems relating to the type of cancer I had, and my exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam, he told me he didn't believe...more
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I've had two Cervical Spine Surgeries from Dr. VanFleet and I Do Not recommend him to anyone!! I'm in more pain now than before the surgery!! I will Never let that doctor touch me again!! The paper work I received be for the surgery said the doctor is suppose to help someone with any pain for 8...more
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Dr. VanFleet was patient, pleasant & explained procedure very clearly, wasn't in a hurry to leave the room. He was understanding regarding my concerns about spinal surgery. I am confident about the upcoming procedure.
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