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About Dr. John D Kelly IV

Dr. John D Kelly IV, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kelly has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

45 Ratings with 14 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John D Kelly IV is Great. Dr. John D Kelly IV has been rated by 45 patients. From those 45 patients 14 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John D Kelly IV is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Dr. John D Kelly IV has the following 2 specialties

  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    28 Expertise

  • Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Menopause
  • Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hip Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Women's Health
  • Laminectomy
  • Contraception
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Osteoporosis
  • Amenorrhea
  • Vaginitis
  • Anovulation
  • Bone Fracture
  • Gynecology
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)

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Had surgery with Dr. Kelly 5 years ago. I was grateful for the diagnosis after 10 months of seeing dozens of providers, having many tests, & wrong treatment. After my surgery I was in worst pain for a long time, was out of work for 5 + months. My last appointment, 6 months after surgery, was still in worst pain than before the surgery. He told me there was nothing wrong with my joint, he fixed it. My PT told me to get on with my life & if I was in pain it would be like having a headache, take a pill a move on. I've had intermittent pain since, have never gotten back to my activity level or quality of life since. Now am having increased pain again & need more surgery due to the issues he did not fix to start with.

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He is the best

Dr. jelly is the best out there. He did both my shoulders years ago and I have never ha s problem since. I drove to Philadelphia from Tampa Florida to have surgery because he is so good at what he does. He had a wonderful personality and is very caring.

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questionable ethics

Butchered my leg. Severed a nerve and scarred a vein and told me my pain was just me being "anxious". Did not provide follow up care or do a work up to see why I had such pain months after the surgery. Instead, he said my pain was simply my anxiety and actually referenced this in my medical records. I had to have diagnostics done away from UPenn which showed a severed nerve and a scarred vein. Upon alerting the administration at UPenn about this they have yet to refer to a nerve or vascular doctor for a work up and for options. It's now been ten months post surgery that I have shooting nerve pain in my leg and swelling from the severed nerve and scarred vein. Terrible, unethical doctor. He may seem like he has a decent bed side manner, but try asking him "technical" questions about the procedures or recovery. He prefers to banter about the stock market and make corny jokes. Have been wholly disgusted with UPenn's failure to address the complications. Avoid.

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Say Ah.....

If ever there was a physician who enjoys his work its Dr. Kelly. He has a keen eye, a great temperament and is surrounded with the best that medical science and modern surgical technique can offer.

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Five Stars

I was referred to Dr. Kelly by a physician in my area. The first appointment with him, he had my problem diagnosed within 5 minutes!! He is an excellent physician with great bedside manner and he really knows his stuff!! I would absolutely recommend anyone to him!!! Fabulous Dr. They're not easy to find these days!!!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Kelly is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Temple University Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John D Kelly IV accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA


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