Dr. Timothy Vanfleet, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Vanfleet
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL

1301 S KOKE MILL RD Springfield, IL 62711

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(217) 547-9100

Dr. Timothy Vanfleet, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and HSHS St. John's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vanfleet to book an appointment.


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Dr. Vanfleet's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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HFN
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Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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Dr. Vanfleet's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vanfleet

4.1

Based on 85 ratings

5 Stars
75.29411764705883%
(64)
4 Stars
1.1764705882352942%
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3 Stars
2.3529411764705883%
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2 Stars
1.1764705882352942%
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1 Star
20%
(17)
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What went well
  • Office environment (63)
  • Listened & answered questions (59)
  • Staff friendliness (59)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (17)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (17)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (17)
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Excellent!!
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Jan 16, 2021
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Dr. Van Fleet I was told by the ER staff that I didn’t have any problem that showed up on the scans. But when I saw you at OCI you did an MRI and discovered why my hands and feet were numb. This was making me unable to walk and take care of myself. You explained the problem and scheduled my surgery. This was all done in an hour. Three weeks after surgery I am recovering and walking again with a walker. You have always been great to help with your orthopedic surgery skills. We are grateful for that and your kind caring ways. I highly recommend you and OCI. God Bless you! Jeanne
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Erla "Jeanne" Newbanks – Dec 23, 2020
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I went to the Orthopedic center for 3 problems; I had trouble standing for any period of time, my rt. hip would give away at times and while walking I would sometimes veer off sideways. Dr. Vanfleet performed surgery on my lower back which was very successful. So far after 8 weeks I haven't had any reoccurrence of the above problems.. Following surgery, I used limited pain med's, did the recommended therapy and went by the "BLT" instructions (no bending, lifting more than 10#s, and no twisting). My greatest concern was to avoid the twisting getting in and turning over in bed but I had no problems. In less than 2 months I am cautiously resuming my normal lifestyle. Without question, I would recommend Dr. Vanfleet for back surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dean Duckwiler – Dec 20, 2020
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Dr. Vanfleet did an excellent job on my neck surgery. He is an excellent doctor and very caring oh, very personable. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nov 20, 2020
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Very professional, provided detailed explanations of MRI and treatment options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 09, 2020
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Everything is on track after cervical fusion!
What went well
  • 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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Paul – Oct 26, 2020
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I was referred to Dr. Van Fleet for severe pain in lower back. Dr. Van Fleet saw me on Tuesday, 7 July 2020. He questioned me as to how I was being affected by the back pain. He then reviewed with me the C-rays and MRI images of my back and he thoroughly explained the problems. He then explained the various methods of treatment including physical therapy (which I had already done), injections and surgery. Dr. Van Fleet thoroughly explained all the options and we decided that surgery was the best option. Dr. Van Fleet thoroughly explained the procedure and the period of recovery and therapy. Dr. Van Fleet performed a fusion on 11 August 2020. After my period of recovery and therapy, as of today (22 October 2020) I am experiencing no pain! I was extremely pleased with his professionalism, courtesy and concern.
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John McCorkle – Oct 23, 2020
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Six months follow-up from surgery.
What went well
  • 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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Aug 21, 2020
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He always makes me feel like he cares and will get to the bottom of my problems. Since I can’t have a MRI procedure he isn’t rushing into anything to fast. Very kind and professional.
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LillieKlaus – May 09, 2020
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Waite to make To make an appointmenti
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Iola Washington w – May 04, 2020
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Dr. Van Fleet knows what he is doing! His focus is to help patients improve their condition they came to him to treat. He is on-time for his appointments and will take time to answer questions.
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Diana Watts – Apr 28, 2020
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I’m a guy who is ALWAYS on time, Dr VanFleet runs his practice on time, he is unfailingly ON TIME...in addition his demeanor is professional, courteous and sensitive to his patient. So much for office and personality, my surgery was a complete success, Thank You Dr. VanFleet
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Perfect outcome! – Jan 13, 2020
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Dr. VanFleet is excellent. Very professional, caring, answers all my questions. His staff is great too. Always caring.
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Nov 11, 2019
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Dr. van fleet is really good he’s done two surgeries on me The outcome is been very good I would recommend him he’s a good surgeon and a good guy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 17, 2019
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Dr. Vanfleet greeted me with a warm welcome. He examined and listened to my issues.
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Christie – Jul 22, 2019
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Dr. was kind and explained everything clearly. He did not rush the visit I was referred by one of his former patients who is doing great after surgery by the doctor.
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Donna Romine – Jun 08, 2019
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Dr VanFleet has done 2 surgeries on my wife’s back with great results. He is VERY knowledgeable and explains everything in terms you understand. At times you have a little longer wait than you like, but as a doctor he is the best. I just went to see him for an issue I am having and am very happy with how I was treated.
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Excellent care. Takes time with his patients and their family. Always on time with appointments.
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Apr 15, 2019
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Great experience, beginning to end
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Apr 13, 2019
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A good surgeon. Everyone said the best. He is average. I have worked around much better. VanFleet is Distant and non-connected. I do trust he only offers surgery if it is absolutely necessary The system is a cattle call. He also requires all out of pocket money before surgery. Buyer beware. It took me over 6 months to get a credit refunded. Dr. V said he would intervene but it took an additional 4 months to get my 1600.00 refunded.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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What are Dr. Timothy Vanfleet, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vanfleet frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vanfleet treats.

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Dr. Vanfleet's office is located at 1301 S KOKE MILL RD, Springfield, IL 62711. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL1301 S KOKE MILL RD Springfield, IL 62711
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Lincoln, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

HSHS St. John's Hospital

Springfield, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Memorial Medical Center

Springfield, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Passavant Area Hospital

Jacksonville, IL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)