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About Dr. John R Vann
Dr. John R Vann, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Greenville, SC, with another office in Greenville, SC. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Vann is affiliated with Bon Secours-St Francis Hospital and Greenville Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vann has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. John R Vann 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
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Ridgeway scheduled a MRI . It showed a piece of cartilage in my knee. I got an appointment with Dr. Van. First he said it could be nerves . I had that checked and it was ok. Next it could be bad circulation. I had that done and again ok. He totally ignored the piece of cartilage. Finally he scheduled surgery. Saint Francis only gives a day no time till the day before. Was told to be there at 7:00 am. We got there and was told I wasn't to be there till 9:00. Waited until at least 2:30 pm. I think he rushed it and screwed up! My pain is worse now. He said I had to see replacement Dr. Dr. Ridgeway tried several procedures and none worked. He recommended pain management. I asked if arthroscopic surgery might find something and he gave a quick and flat out NO! Made me suspicious . I am going out of town.
Excellent doctor. Calm bedside manner. Outcome of surgery has been very good. Would not hesitate to go there again if needed. Very friendly, professional staff.
Dr. Vann Is an excellent doctor. He used arthroscopic surgery on my knee which had torn meniscus on both sides as well as torn cartilage. He also had to put 3 pins in my shoulder as my rotator cuff was completely torn. He has a very calm demeanor which helps to put you at ease about having to have surgery. My surgery seems to have been very successful.
I have had only good experiences with both Dr. Vann and his partners. When my chronic knee problems got to the point I had to see a Dr. I liked the fact that he sent me through a course of P. T. to see if I would get any relief that way before we talked about surgery. When this did not help he went next to the least invasive procedure possible, arthroscopic surgery. This worked very well on one knee but not so well on the other. At that point he reluctantly decided that he had to do an A.C.L. replacement. That solved the problem. I was very pleased that (even though he is a surgeon) he did not jump immediately for a surgery and that, when he did, he went for the least invasive option (arthroscopic) first. He clearly and patiently explained my options and took the time needed to make sure I understood. He touched bases with me both before and after the surgery. If you are expecting to have your hand held or be told 'you poor baby, here are some pain pills.' this is what you're looking for, keep looking. If you want a very good, experienced, orthopedic professional, and are willing to work with him in your recovery (I have even had him tell me not to push so hard) this is the Dr. For you.
Dr. Vann is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Graduated in 1980
Greenville Hospital System
Dr. John R Vann accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC Blue Value
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
BCBS South Carolina
- BCBS South Carolina
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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