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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (132)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Fred Sweet, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Sweet has been reviewed by 275 patients who have provided 132 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.7
Courteous Staff 4.9
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.9
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Fred Sweet, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 9 areas:
  • Curved Back (Lordosis)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Infection
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Wounds and Injuries

Education & Awards

Dr. Sweet graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago. He has 9 awards.

Nations Leading Spine Surgeons, Newsweek Magazine
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Rockford, IL
Orthopaedic Surgeon
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)


Dr. Sweet has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Rochelle Community Hospital 
  • Osf Saint Anthony Medical Center 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Fred Arthur Sweet MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 21 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Fred A. Sweet practice?
Dr. Fred Sweet has 1 office location.
Dr. Fred Sweet practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Rockford, IL.
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