Michael A. Terry, MD

Michael A. Terry, MD

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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy - Elbow
  • Athletic Knee Problems
  • Cartilage Preservation
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 1998
Internship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 1999
Residency:
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center - 2003
Fellowships:
Steadman Philippon Research Institute - 2004

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

763 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Terry is one of the most compassionate, caring doctors I have ever had.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He listens.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Good listener, skilled

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Terry is a very qualified doctor who spends as much time with you to advise you on all the available treatments and what you can expect.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Very professional but listened to all my concerns without rushing me.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Listened to my concerns, included me in the decision making.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Buen doctor y su ayudante también

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Terry is absolutely THE BEST Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is kind. He takes time to explain everything and answer every question. I trust him completely and know that the outcomes to my treatment will be exceptional with Dr. Terry as my doctor. I am so grateful for his knowledge, compassion, and expertise.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr was thorough and informative. He answered all of my questions and I did not feel rushed.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, efficient, good communication

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Clear and directed diagnosis

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Very interesting in your problem and very good at explaining what needs to be done. And most importantly did not rush. That is hard to find in a doctor these days!

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Personable, professional and cares for my well being. Also understands where I am in life and what is important to me. Tailors treatment to these goals.

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March 07, 2022

4.0

I was happy the doctor had an idea of what was wrong, but I would’ve appreciated him taking a little more time to explain everything. He walked in 45 minutes late (unapologetically) and spent less than 5 minutes with me. It’s clear he knows his stuff, but again, I would’ve appreciated a little more thoroughness.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

HE'S BOTH THOROUGH & KNOWLEDGEABLE...

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March 04, 2022

5.0

I feel at ease and very confident with Dr. Terry and his team.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Both of my one on one appointments with Dr. Terry, and Dr. Canttell have resulted in extreme confidence in my diagnosis and procedural options in my care. The team interactions with Millie, Michelle, and Dr. Terry’s physical therapy specialist Peter have all been timely, informative and thorough in scheduling and coordination with other Northwestern entities! It isn’t often that so many moving parts are coordinated and executed with the type of precision that I have experienced with Dr. Terry’s team as well as Dr. Saltzman’s and Dr Hefferon and Margaret. From reception through surgeries every person that our family, both immediate and extended has interfaced with have been a credit to the excellence of the Northwestern organization!

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March 02, 2022

5.0

The level of concern and care I got from him was outstanding

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Very professional, spent time with me

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He listened to me

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Very attentive and always listens.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

He gets to the point and maybe a re introduction to who he was as he walked in would have been a plus.. but he was very good in explaining surgery

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Knowledge

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February 11, 2022

5.0

The best

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February 07, 2022

4.0

Smart and capable, comes with high recommendations.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and straightforward. Provided a great explanation in layman's terms.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Terry is the best ortho surgeon I know. After several procedures, everything works great!

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Understands the patient's needs and knows the best way to treat the issue.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Terry and his staff are very professional and was willing to listen to all my issues. He was able to diagnose my issue and we're on our way to getting better.. I would absolutely recommend him

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Terry is a reassuring combination of established and well known expertise, coupled with a friendly, genuine and direct demeanor. He is seemingly well liked and respected by both colleagues as well as support staff.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Terry took the time to explain to me in details of what to expect of my potential procedure and gave me time to ask question. He was very attentive and matter of fact.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

This doctor office has set a high standard of compassion, direct to the point medical care and patient advocacy.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Terry is awesome. He really listens and takes his time. I know he's in high demand, but I have never felt rushed in our visits, and he's successfully treated two sports injuries for me so far.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Personalable, knowledgeable, explained things. Couldn’t ask for better

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Expertise and bedside manner

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Thanks so much for repairing my knee! I appreciated your thoughtfulness and top notch quality care!

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Knowledge and experience

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Explains thing well, listened to my complaints

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January 12, 2022

2.0

He was great the first time I saw him but this second time he barely even spent 5 minutes in the room with me, he didn't sign on the computer and tired to prescribe medicine that his nurse already has me taking.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Compassionate and understanding

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, easy to understand, answers any questions I may have.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

His professional background and resume speak for themselves and in person he meets those expectations

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Never feel you’re rushed ! You know he listens! Skilled professional and has a wonderful friendly demeanor . Always makes you feel that he knows what he’s doing and thoroughly explains everything !

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Very Knowledgeable

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Terry is easy to communicate with and answers all of your questions without making you feel rushed or being condescending. I trust him and his suggestions for treatment.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Terry was eventually responsive to my surgery issues and has taken in interest in making sure I heal completely.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

The best!!

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Terry was very professional and did a great job explaining my condition.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Very Professional and understanding explains everything.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

He is the BEST!!

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent care, bedside manner, and experience.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

I’ve known Mike for years. He’s an outstanding surgeon.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Explains and clearly defines options for care.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Listens to you. Cares about your well-being.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Liked Dr. Terry and the way he explained "diagnosis"and giving me some options. He spent a a good deal of time and even talked to my nurse practitioner daughter who works at the University of Virginia hospital.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

He was very nice and confident of what I needed to do !

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Just a nice professional doctor who listens and is articulate when explaining

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November 24, 2021

5.0

Very thorough with exam and plan of care

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Terry is knowledgable and quite personable. He was thorough in exlplaining my options.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

2 successful surgeries! Always friendly and relaxed. Expert on my condition/published

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Michael Terry was excellent. He carefully explained my hip condition and treatment options. I felt he was helping me to process a lot of information and consider next steps.

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November 08, 2021

5.0

He knows what he’s doing and I And he is great

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Confidence in his skill, his ability to clearly communicate the issue(s) I have faced over the years, and give me a direct assessment and his recommendation of what to do.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Terry took the time with me to explain a treatment plan. He answered our questions and we left with a clearer understanding of my condition . Very nice 👨

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful care, informative.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Terry and his Team, are all excellent people, polite and a pleasure to deal with, him and his team did an amazing job on my knee

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October 25, 2021

5.0

He explained everything well & is very down to earth. I like that he sat to talk to me about my options, & didn’t seem rushed at all, even though I know it’s such a busy practice…

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October 22, 2021

5.0

He is kind, caring, takes time to tell you what is happening, and knows his stuff

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October 15, 2021

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Terry for approximately 10 years now and trust his judgment and expertise

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Terry gives you all the time you need, and takes your issues seriously. He's awesome.

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October 11, 2021

4.0

Dr Terry is a great doctor

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Excellent care! Thank you!

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October 06, 2021

5.0

I was impressed with his staff, and it was clear it was important for them to keep everyone on time. Dr. Terry was calm, didn't try to rush me through the appointment, and didn't have a "superiority complex" that so many doctors have today.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Quick and efficient

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Concise Sound advice.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

I have seen him before. Great results. New problem, total confidence in him.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Very personable Explained his findings thoroughly Good bedside manner

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September 29, 2021

5.0

He called my issue a month ago - I just didn’t listen

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September 28, 2021

5.0

He is very caring, competent, and explains the course of treatment and answers any and all questions

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Patient, approachable, warm

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September 27, 2021

5.0

He’s a nice person and quite knowledgeable, who also happens to be patient with people like me who ask a lot of questions

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September 21, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr. Terry and his staff. It’s a well run operation and he has my best interests in mind

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Professional, nice, knows what he is doing.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

He is very professional and knowledgeable.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

I trust him and the care he provides.

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Professional & Personable

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September 12, 2021

5.0

Doctors Terry & Bohn are always attentive, concerned and thorough. I always feel valued as a patient and am comfortable knowing I am receiving the best care.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Professional, thorough, nice bedside manor.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Loved him. Nice and laid back. Easy to talk too. All of my ortho care will be with him!!

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Excellent practitioner

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He did my first shoulder and now the other, another satisfied cust :-)

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August 23, 2021

5.0

He listened to my needs and was honest about treatment options.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Had great results in past experience and he listens

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He gave a concise and clear evaluation and prognosis.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He knows what he’s doing for sure, I would highly recommend Dr Terry, a true professional

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Dr terry os thorough. He explains everything and he follows through !

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Terry is knowledgeable, personable, and kind. He's the best.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Very professional, courteous and compassionate care!

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August 01, 2021

5.0

I felt the Dr to be very knowledgeable and accurate in his diagnosis of the situation.

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Disclosures

Michael A. Terry, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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