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About Dr. John C Sefter Jr

Dr. John C Sefter Jr, DO is a Doctor primarily located in State College, PA. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Sefter is affiliated with Mount Nittany Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John C Sefter Jr is Great. Dr. John C Sefter Jr has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John C Sefter Jr is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Martino Suhey Orthopedics

1700 Old Gatesburg Rd Ste 200
State College, PA 16803
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Dr. John C Sefter Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Bone Transplantation


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back problems

Dr. Sefter is a very caring doctor that has an awesome bedside manner. He really takes the time to listen to each of his patients. He did my back surgery and improve my way of living immensely. I highly recommend him. The staff in his office are very nice also.

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GREAT spine surgeon

I have had 2 lower back surgeries & Dr. Sefter did both of them. He phoned me at home the night before my surgery to see how I was feeling and that he'd see me in the morning. He REALLY knows the spine and is an excellent surgeon. With that said, he is a little quirky and will ramble on about non-relevant topics. If you need surgery on your spine - Dr. Sefter is definitely the guy to perform it!!

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20 minutes
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Everything I wanted in a doctor

I needed lower back surgery to relieve a bulging disc pressing on a nerve bundle. The office staff got me in for an emergency visit, Dr. Sefter discussed and explained my situation and surgery was scheduled. He is extremely caring and supportive and I was out of pain immediately after surgery. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon, or a nicer, more professional doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Sefter, and I appreciate all he did for me.

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Do not waste your time

I was seen for the first 10 minutes in exam room, after waiting in exam room for at least 20- and then sent for x-rays. Meanwhile the dr. goes in with anohter patient and I wait another 25 minutes sitting in exam room. His demeanor was one of the strangest I have ever experienced. He did not stick to the topic and uses "sexist" comments. I was very dis-satisfied with my expense and visit here !!!

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One Star

I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis at age 11 with a double major curve. My pediatrician gave me a referral to Dr. Sefter, as he was close to my house. I, still being a young child, was terrified of what was going on - I didn't understand what scoliosis was. When I first went, I had a long wait time before a nurse took my vitals and led me to the room. She was extremely rude and unprofessional. Sefter was awkward and didn't know how to work with children. It was a very uncomfortable situation. At the time, my curves were minor, the top curve about 30 degrees, the bottom around 26. Between my first appointment with him and the time he suggested a follow up, my curves jumped into the 50's and 60's range. I started developing cardiac, musculoskeletal, and neurological problems, as well as pinched nerves from the scoliosis. It was then that my pediatrician recommended I see another specialist. I am now at Hopkins, in a back brace, and feeling a lot better. I'm really glad I do not have to follow up with Dr. Sefter.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Memorial Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John C Sefter Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • 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 Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Martino Suhey Orthopedics, 1700 Old Gatesburg Rd Ste 200, State College, PA


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