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About Dr. John J Fernandez

Dr. John J Fernandez, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL, with another office in Oak Park, IL. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Fernandez is affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

42 Ratings with 18 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John J Fernandez is Excellent. Dr. John J Fernandez has been rated by 42 patients. From those 42 patients 18 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John J Fernandez is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Midwest Orthopedics at Rush

1611 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612
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Midwest Orthopedics At Rush

610 S Maple Ave Ste 1550
Oak Park, IL 60304
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Dr. John J Fernandez has the following 3 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John J Fernandez has the following 15 expertise

  • Hip Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Wrist Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement
  • Microsurgery
  • Bone Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Joint Pain/Swelling

Board Certifications

Dr. John J Fernandez is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Caring and Compassionate

Dr. Fernandez and staff were exceptional during a recent visit. They took the time to understand my concerns and I left with a plan of action. My choice to travel out of state for this excellent service is the correct choice.

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Dr Fernandez, Ms Howard and Staff

From the very beginning Dr Fernandez and his staff were amazing. Continuing after my surgery they exceeded all expectations one could ask for while recovering. I thank all of them for their ongoing professionalism, knowledge and ongoing assistance. Specifically Ms Howard has been one of the greatest people I've dealt with in the medical field. She's always willing to go above and beyond to do whatever is necessary to make sure her patient is taken care of. She not only is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, but also very personable and willing to take the time to explain things. She is the ideal role model for students coming into the field. Couldn't thank her and the entire staff enough!

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He is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!
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Five Stars

Dr Fernandez is the best! I had to have CTS surgery on both hands, he put me at ease about it. He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what was going on with me prior to me having the nerve test. He is unlike any other!

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Amazing Dr Fernandez

I highly recommend Dr John Fernandez. I came from 90 miles away to see him after the physician assistant of my local orthopedic doctor wouldn’t listen to me and refused to help me any further. At my first visit Dr Fernandez thoroughly examined my wrist and records of the history of treatments to date. Right away I saw much kindness in him and I also realized that he isn’t arrogant in any way. He patiently listened to my concerns and explained why I was still in so much pain and gave me treatment options. He went into great detail about the expected and possible results of all prospective treatments, giving an honest and educated opinion. His calm and reassuring demeanor made me immediately aware of his compassion for his patients and his passion for helping his patients to have the best possible outcomes for their wrist/hand problems. The results of the surgeries Dr Fernandez did on my wrist reflect the highly skilled abilities of this wonderful doctor. I’m also impressed with his physician assistants. Like Dr Fernandez, they show willingness to listen patiently and I never feel rushed at any of my appointments and I never leave with unanswered questions. Also impressive is the fact that patients are encouraged to call any time with any concerns.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Northeastern Ohio University College Of Medicine And Pharmacy

    Graduated in 1990

  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John J Fernandez accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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