John A. Hefferon, MD

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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Hip Disorders
  • Knee Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Nonsurgical Orthopaedics
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Sports Medicine

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

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 

1382 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Fine doctor for me for 40 years.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

As stated above. I have been seeing Dr Hefferon for more tan 30 years. That folks in my high school homeroom also still see him (We are all [age] years old!) speaks to the faith people have in Dr. Hefferon. He has done four surgeries on me and one on my/our son [name].

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August 18, 2023

5.0

He is the best.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

I have seen Dr. Hefferon several times in the last 20 years. He answers all my questions.

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August 15, 2023

4.0

Wish he would explain things in more detail.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Jefferson listened, answered my questions and was very considerate. He has a great bedside manner. Would recommend him to everyone.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Clear with his thinking. Very affable and a good communicator.

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August 14, 2023

4.0

Good dott

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August 13, 2023

5.0

He’s good and very professional

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is an excellent doctor and I have seen him for three years now. He was recommended to me by a neighbor, and I have been very satisfied with the results.

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August 11, 2023

4.0

The Dr is okay but his support staff is not.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Experienced and knowledgeable. Gave me great advice!

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Listens and responds in an understandable way. Doesn’t talk down to you and wants to hear what your issues are

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon has been my Orthopedic surgeon since 2000 a top Doctor at N W H

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and cares about his patients and their needs. Professional and attentive and seems too truly care.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

He is very professional and knowledgable. I loved his style of care. He informed we about my condition. He gave me a shot and I barely felt it. I totally love him.

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August 06, 2023

4.0

Very good & knowledgeable Dr.

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August 02, 2023

4.0

Just had my first meeting with Dr. Hefferon.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

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July 31, 2023

4.0

it would be 10, if he was still in full practice.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is the best and in only one visit my symptoms were relieved!

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Competent successful treatment over years.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Doctor j.A.Hefferon is a wonderful Orthopedic, and I'm happy to be his patient.

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July 26, 2023

4.0

Friendly demeanor and approachable.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Interested in his patients

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July 24, 2023

4.0

Very nice but only briefly checked my ROM. Reassured me it would improve.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, trustworthy

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July 22, 2023

5.0

He solves the problems!

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is a caring, knowledgeable physician who has helped to relieve much of my knee pain. Thank you.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

So far, he was thoughtful and professional and friendly. He listened to my concerns and we made a plan.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is an expert in his field. He is very personable and answers all my questions for me.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

He was thorough, polite, and answered all of my questions.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, caring physician.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

If been going to Doctor Hefferon for the past 15 years as well as my Husband and Son and I have had multiple surgeries as well as my Son and Husband. He is a great Doctor 😊

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Very personable & knowledgeable

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Great bed side manners, very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly!!

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July 13, 2023

5.0

He is so compassionate, easy to talk to and available. He let's me interact with my care decisions and thorough with recommendations and referrals. Wouldn't trust to see anyone else for my care!

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Because he an Awesome Doctor who cares for his patients.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Excellent bedside manner. Listens...very rare these days

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Great care

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July 10, 2023

5.0

He knows his business!!!!!!

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Respectful and patient focused communication.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Effectiveness, excellent doctor, experienced and great patient relations.

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July 01, 2023

4.0

friendly, seemed competent but gave no real solution to my problem

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is the best in his medical field and extremely knowledgeable too.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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June 28, 2023

5.0

He is skilled, Kind, and a great communicator

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June 27, 2023

5.0

My experience & a friends.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent approach, quick and accurate diagnosis and solution to my issue. Offered PT, if needed, but understood my need to pass. Also recommended a way to quickly get back into my workout routine. Friendly and efficient

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June 26, 2023

5.0

A concern knowledgeable doctor

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June 23, 2023

5.0

He’s kind, understanding and listens.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, gave options, explained things thoroughly and mostly was willing to think out if the box

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is a considerate and capable physician. I appreciate his help.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

He is a very nice and excellent doctor.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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June 20, 2023

5.0

He is a good caring Doctor and he makes sure that he does everything he can to make sure that you are GOOD 👍 and if you have any questions or other issues he doesn't hesitate to fix it 😁.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Answer all my questions

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Hefferon

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Professional, experienced, expert, thorough, patient, kind, caring

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June 18, 2023

5.0

He has taken care of me for years.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon listens to his patients and cares how we are feeling and tests us as individuals.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. John Hefferon is knowledgeable, caring and thorough. You are in good hands when you are with Dr. Hefferon.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

He made me feel comfortable.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

His excellent reputation as a doctor who listens to his patients and undeniable skill

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June 13, 2023

5.0

He reviewed my case and recommended the appropriate treatment. My knee is nearly 100% already.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon has done a fine job. I'm more than satisfied!

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June 13, 2023

5.0

I've seen him for years and gave confidence in him.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

In the past I was under the excellent care of Dr. Hefferon for knee replacement surgeries and he is now treating me for a closed fracture of the proximal end of my left humerus.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

His first impression is he on his game . THANKS AND DOWN TO EARTH

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June 12, 2023

4.0

Older dr. But knew exactly what I needed and explained next steps if needed.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. John Hefferon for my orthopedic needs for the last 30 years. I now see him three times in the month of June for gel injections in my left knee with a miniscus tear.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He gave me a shot for my arthritic knee effectively and quickly. He was pleasant and has humor.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Hefferon is the best!

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon is incredibly kind. All doctors should be like him!

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Strait forward care

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June 05, 2023

5.0

think the reason is self-explanatory. I've been seeing Dr. hefferon for close to 20 years he's obviously doing something right.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Procedure completed in less than 5 minutes. Now to see if it works.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

He was very kind and patient with me and explained everything to me he didn’t rush me at all very professional and helpful. Thanks for all your help.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. John Hefferon for the last 30 years. I find him very professional and personable.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, great bedside manner and explains things clearly

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June 02, 2023

5.0

I adored his pleasant, comfortable, manner. It was like a visit with a friend. Except that in this case, the friend knew exactly what I was feeling, and what he was talking about.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Easy to talk to. listens attentively Good follow up appt Referral made for other complaints

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Listens well. Confident, experienced and personable.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Showed concern. Answered questions. Made sure that I was comfortable with what he was doing. Wasn't rushed to get in and out.

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Great care

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Seem like you know what he was talking about that’s why I gave a 10

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Obviously expert and also caring doctor. Wow!

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May 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hefferon treated me in [year] and [year] concerning knee replacements which were successful and leave me relatively pain-free. I appreciate him helping me get through this.

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Disclosures

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

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