John A. Hefferon, MD

4.9 
442 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Joint Replacement & Adult Reconstruction Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy - Elbow
  • Athletic Knee Problems
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Prosthetic Knee Revision

Education

Medical Education:
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1972
Internship:
University at Buffalo - 1975
University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center - 1974
Residency:
University at Buffalo - 1978

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician 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 
442 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.9
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

81 Reviews
July 12, 2019

Excellent care.

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July 06, 2019

good

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July 04, 2019

Issue has mostly been resolved this time, so I appreciated getting the second opinion that worked best for me!

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July 02, 2019

Very very good.

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June 27, 2019

Dr. John Hefferon is a professional with 25 years of seeing me as a patient-he is the best!

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June 27, 2019

Dr Hefferon is an excellent physician and surgeon. I've been going to him for about 14 years.And have recommended him to friends.

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June 22, 2019

He is the best. Would never consider anyone else. He and his nurse spend more than enough with me. I have an extremely regard for them.

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June 21, 2019

Excellent visit in preparation for knee surgery.

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June 20, 2019

Dr Hefferon was very helpful and professional during my visit.

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June 14, 2019

I have already recommended dr. H and my friend loves him!

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June 11, 2019

Dr. Hefferon is amazing. He is kind and professional.

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June 01, 2019

John Hefferon, M.D., has always provided the upmost care in responding to my orthopedic issues. He thoroughly answers my questions and always provides completeinformation about available treatment options.

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May 17, 2019

Dr. John is the best.

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May 16, 2019

We have been with Doctor Hefferon for over 22 years and he has followed my care closely the entire time.

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May 04, 2019

Dr. Hefferon did a great and thorough job. I'll be happy to send my friends to him.

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April 20, 2019

I received excellent care and would definitely recommend this doctor. He worked out my care plan in stages in case further treatment was needed.

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March 31, 2019

Dr. Hefferon is one of the top doctors in Chicago, in my opinion. Many family members and friends have gone to him, so I felt fortunate to get in to see him.

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March 23, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Hefferon. He is great.

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March 23, 2019

Good Experience, I trust my doctor in taking care of my situation also his staff's

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March 14, 2019

In my opinion *Dr. Hefferon is the greatest most knowledgeable doctor. There is no better doctor.

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February 17, 2019

Dr Heffernon is excellent.

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February 16, 2019

dr Hefferon is absolutely an exceptional doctor! He is caring and I could just tell he both thoughtful and methodical with his decisions about his treatment recommendations.

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February 11, 2019

Excellent

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February 07, 2019

Dr. Hefferon is the best....feels like talking to a friend, always walk away confident all questions answered and understood

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February 05, 2019

*Doctor Hefferon is an excellent doctor.

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January 26, 2019

Dr. Hefferon is an outstanding Orthopedic physician. I feel fortunate to be his patint!

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January 22, 2019

Heffron instils confidence

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January 19, 2019

Extremely satisfied with Dr. Hefferon and the staff that works with him.

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January 17, 2019

Dr.Herreron has been my ortho for almost 40 years...obviously I'm very happy

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January 17, 2019

Dr. Hefferon and Margaret are the best.

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December 29, 2018

I had total confidence in Dr H.

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December 20, 2018

*Dr. Hefferon has been my doctor for 22 yrs. I have more confidence in him than you could imagine. Excellent doctor!!! Very concerned about his patients.

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December 06, 2018

I've already recommended Dr. Hefferon to other people, he's the best orthoepic surgeon out there. He has done 4 different surgeries on me i wouldn't use anyone else!

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December 01, 2018

Dr. Hefferon is a very likable, patient, and understanding professional.

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November 05, 2018

I always enjoy my visits with Dr. John Hefferon. He is a truly caring professional.

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September 13, 2018

excellent. the best

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September 08, 2018

Dr. Hefferon is the best. I switched from another health system to go to him.

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August 31, 2018

excellent information from the doctor and care about my issue

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August 28, 2018

good

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August 25, 2018

Dr. Hefferon is the best, I wouldn't go anywhere else!

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August 21, 2018

have recommended John to many others

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August 16, 2018

My "care provider" is doctor John Hefferon, who is one of the best doctors I've met.

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July 31, 2018

great Doc...did my left knee miniscus a yr ago and only had to go to physical therapy twice!!! thru exrays I was evaluated...cortisone shot...no surgery and now a week later I am ready forCroatia!

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July 28, 2018

I am a fan of Dr. Hefferon and have been seeing him for 30 years.....

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July 26, 2018

Outstanding Doctor and PA!!

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July 19, 2018

good

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July 17, 2018

I appreciate Dr. Hefferon's concern for my healing before recommending PT.

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July 14, 2018

Good

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June 28, 2018

Dr. Hefferon is the best I have ever been treated by. I have been a patient of Dr. Hefferon's for around 30 years.

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June 24, 2018

Dr Hefferon is wonderful ! Very personable, listens to all your concerns and comes up with a solution that fits your lifestyle.Great surgeon ! He explains the procedure in terms you can understand. Totally changed my life

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June 22, 2018

All good

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June 21, 2018

Love this doctor,my surgery went well & recommended follow up treatments very positive results

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June 21, 2018

Dr. Hefferon was highly recommended to me and I know why. Very easy to get along with and very thorough with his exam & explanation. He has a great bed side manner.

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June 14, 2018

All questions and concerns were addressed.

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June 07, 2018

Dr. Hefferon was fabulous. couldn't recommend him any more highly.

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May 31, 2018

I have seen *Dr. Hefferon for many years and he is excellent.

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May 19, 2018

DR. Hefferon is the best!

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May 17, 2018

Good

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May 11, 2018

Very satisfied.

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April 28, 2018

very professional, courteous and honest

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April 28, 2018

Dr Heffernon was extremely helpful

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April 21, 2018

Great follow up as well

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April 17, 2018

Dr. Hefferon is always friendly and positive and informative.

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April 14, 2018

very thorough

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April 12, 2018

excellent

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April 10, 2018

Good Analysis and diagnosis. Willing to let me get MRI's when I am in pain. Careful examination of issues and MRI's leading to conclusions that get me into surgery as I needed badly. Dr. Hefferon found something that was not seem by the first MRI diagnosis by someone else on my elbow. I looked it over with him and he explalned the most likely reason my elbow keeps hurting. Time for a SCOPE!

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April 03, 2018

I always have a superior experience at Northwestern and Dr. Dr. John Hefferson. I am totally confident in the institution and medical staff that i will always receive the proper treatment which is very important to me as a patient.

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March 27, 2018

I tell everyone that I will never go anywhere else I have had the best care here

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March 20, 2018

Dr. Hefferon was amazing. He addressed all of my concerns and calmed any anxieties that I had about my condition. He was able to zero right in on my knee problems, and I left his office feeling like I had a new set of knees.

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March 17, 2018

Very please. I think the care provider is excellent.

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March 09, 2018

Dr. John is simply the best.

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February 09, 2018

Dr. John Hefferon. wonderful doctor, easy to talk with,answers questions, doesn't rush, good surgeon. have recommended d him to family and friends

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February 07, 2018

I would definitely recommend Dr. Hefferon to my friends who are having knee problems.

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January 20, 2018

Dr. Hefferon is fantastic. I have seen him multiple times.

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January 17, 2018

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Hefferon. He had done my first knee replacement and I have had some other issues for which I needed explanation and he took the time to do this.

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January 13, 2018

I have benefitted from the knee surgeries I have had with Dr. Hefferon. I am also going to try some alternative treatments as well through Dr. Hefferon.

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January 11, 2018

A very positive experience

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January 05, 2018

exceptional bedside manner; listened to pt. concerns and provided excellent explanations and feedback.

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December 08, 2017

professional and took time with me

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December 05, 2017

Dr Hefferon is such a caring doctor. He took the time to draw and illustrate how knee replacement surgery works. Dr Hefferon and his nurse practitioner answered all my questions and concerns in a very friendly and easy to understand manner

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December 01, 2017

My doctor was great!

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