John A. Hefferon, MD

John A. Hefferon, MD

4.9 
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Education

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

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - 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
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 

1267 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Listened and cared and helped

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Of all the ortho doctors I have seen the last 4years everyone recommended knee replacement within 5 minutes after the X-rays. Not doctor John Hafferon. He recommended alternative therapies and I am very happy.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

A great doctor.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hefferon took plenty of time to discuss my symptoms, to examine me and to look at the results of my MRIs. He explained my options. He answered all my questions clearly.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Best orthopaedic doctor

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He is a very caring and great Doctor

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is a all around person and treats you like a friend. Always walks in the room calls you by your name and has small talk with you. Been going to him for 10 plus years and send family and friends to him.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Experienced, cordial, listens.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He took to the time to answer all of my questions the visit didn't seem rush

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He's the best!

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March 23, 2022

3.0

This was our first visit so I would hesitate to give a score recommending this doctor. He was friendly, and seemed knowledgeable. It was frustrating because he was the third orthopedic we had seen and he seemed to leave us with less information rather than more. We were led to believe he was a sports specialist but he didn't seem to offer any sports expertise. The soonest MRI appointment we could get is 3 weeks away which is also very frustrating.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He answered and explained all my concerns.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Very personable and understanding of the oddities of soft tissue injuries and their symptom presentation.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Again North Western is a great hospital and has great doctors I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Pienso que por experiencia inmediatamente recomendó cirugía.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Good

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Super thorough & friendly

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He is awesome. Excellent care. Personable and easy to talk to

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March 16, 2022

5.0

I received excellent service today starting with registration throughout my entire visit! I’m very pleased with the service I received!

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March 16, 2022

5.0

My doctor is kind, professional, caring and wonderful!

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March 15, 2022

5.0

In his line of work he has seen thousands of patients it comes natural to him the remedy. Take my word for it he’s a professional at his craft.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is always pleasant to deal with.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Appreciate his experience expertise and caring demeanor

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Extremely personable and knowledgeable and always on time.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and concerned for my health.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Hefferon was great. He was kind and easy to talk to.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Good visit

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is extremely knowledgeable and personable. Takes legitimate interest in my needs and concerns offering solutions and care to achieve my goals.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Intelligent, kind, personable.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Good recommendations following my progress.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He's the real deal. Rare.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Took great care to listen and discuss the diagnosis and care plan.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Courteous. Professional. Takes the time to listen to your concerns. Evaluates your needs and proceeds with a plan of care specifically for you.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Appointment started on time, bedside manner excellent, medical skills spectacular.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He knows his stuff and does good work.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Excellent care and concern for his patients

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February 18, 2022

0.0

His questions regarding how I got my job as a Director of Pharmacy was insulting. His professionalism dropped 10,000 points after that. I don’t think that was appropriate and would not be appropriate for me to ask him the same question on how he got his job. I would prefer to see someone else if I need a Ortho.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Engaged, knowledgeable, candid.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Thorough examination. Good listener.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and listening to my concerns.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Caring, efficient and professional

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February 13, 2022

5.0

It is truly always an honor to interact as a patient with Dr. Hefferon. Despite his great career accomplishments (which he never mentions), he is always completely focused on.my the patient. Also. A shout out to now nurse Margaret who I feel will go on to greet accomplishments as a Nurse Practitioner.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

I'm afraid he might not treat me well if I don't say he is good. He is an average doctor to me.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

fast services

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February 11, 2022

5.0

I’ve been seeing him for almost 30 years as well as the rest of my family

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February 11, 2022

5.0

He was very nice and explained my issue and took care of it.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

I feel he is an excellent doctor

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Experience and ability to diagnose based on patient feedback and examination

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February 08, 2022

5.0

I have the best knee replacement ever!!!

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He’s the best

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Hefferon is absolutely the best at what he does and has been for years.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He’s friendly, knowledgeable, approachable, exepeienced….

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Great doctor.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

He is not only the specialist, but he is like friend. His explanation is easy to understand.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Neighbor

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He was attentive and reviewed my previous information as well as ordered additional x-rays.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Great service Exellent Doctor and staff

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February 01, 2022

4.0

Knowledgeable and good bedside manner.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

I SEE HE KNOWS HIS WORK

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is very personable and easy to talk to. He has my best health at interest.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He knows what he’s doing.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Throughout the years as Dr. Hefferon’s patient, I have received excellent care and advice. I am so fortunate to have him on my health care team. He listens to the patient’s symptoms, and answers questions to the patient’s satisfaction.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He has alot of valuable experience and diagnostic skills. I really trusted him.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Caring, professional, and efficient

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January 23, 2022

5.0

He listens and is great at what he does.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor easy to understand and he gave options for my problem I’m glad I found someone to help me with my problem

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January 23, 2022

5.0

He was very attentive and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions with kindness.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

answered all my questions

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Reputation

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January 19, 2022

5.0

He was engaging knowledgeable and kind.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

He has followed up on my claims of pain and discomfort that eventually resulted in approvals for surgical procedures that were successful and improved my life as an active athlete, remodeler and live event videographer. Without these procedures I would be unable to do any of these activities and jobs.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

There is no one better!

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor. Very efficient and extremely experienced.

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January 15, 2022

4.0

Seems efficient

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January 10, 2022

5.0

I’ve been going to John Hefferon for many years. He’s just the best at what he does, and a great guy on top of it.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Professional, caring, very knowledgeable, explains in detail procedure handling, fantastic doctor

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January 09, 2022

5.0

I trust his his knowledge, experiences over 100%.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Shows sincere concerns... Listens

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January 09, 2022

5.0

My arthritis needs have been successfully managed for several decades.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

He was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Great diagnostician.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

He is one of the most compassionate doctors. He will always make sure you understand what your choices (surgical and non-surgical) are; and what outcome will work best for you and your lifestyle.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is very caring and explains the process from start to finish. By far the best physician I have ever received treatment from.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Came up with a good plan of treatment for my issues

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December 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. H is so good-and nice-and a great listener.

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December 31, 2021

5.0

He is genuinely interested , comes well recommended and is not simply perfunctory

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December 30, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing.

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December 29, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Kind, thoughtful, decisive. Expert

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December 27, 2021

5.0

He delivers outstanding care with excellent results.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Very professional and understanding

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December 27, 2021

5.0

An MD who listens to his patient

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December 26, 2021

5.0

I love going there and love my doctor.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Caring, professional and very knowledgeable

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December 24, 2021

5.0

My long time orthopedic specialist - since 2005. High quality level of care. Very responsive.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Diagnosed immediately - had good sense of humor. Feeing better from steroid shot already

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December 22, 2021

5.0

He was a pleasure to speak with and very knowledgeable about my issues. He listened well and was very friendly and professional.

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Disclosures

John A. Hefferon, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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