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John F. Parker, MD

Patient Satisfaction Rating: 4.6 4.6

Specializing In

General Orthopedics & Trauma

Sports Medicine

Joint Replacement


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2011 Ironman World Championships in KonaDr. Parker is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement, sports medicine and the surgical treatment of complex fractures. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester Medical School and his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College.

Dr. Parker is an avid runner and cyclist, and a ten-time Ironman triathlon finisher, including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. He works closely with athletes to help them return to the highest possible level of performance.  He is widely experienced with fitness and training regimens, and has developed the RTI Protocol, a pool-based program designed to safely return injured athletes to the impact of running.

John F. Parker, MD 4.6 4.6

Friendliness/Courtesy of Care Provider: 4.7 4.7

Care Provider explanations of problem/condition: 4.6 4.6

Care Provider concern for questions/worries: 4.6 4.6

Care Provider efforts to include in decisions: 4.6 4.6

Care Provider information about medications: 4.5 4.5

Care Provider instructions for follow-up care: 4.6 4.6

Care Provider spoke using clear language: 4.7 4.7

Time Care provider spent with patient: 4.4 4.4

Patient's confidence in Care Provider: 4.6 4.6

Likelihood of recommending Care Provider: 4.6 4.6

"Dr. Parker exemplifies the perfect practitioner. Bedside manner is excellent. He explains the procedure, expected discomfort, rehabilitation expectations, etc. in easily understood terms. Completely honest. High regard for his patients and their families."

"I like Dr. Parker very much and have the utmost confidence in his decision that he will do what is best for me. I trust him."

"I have nothing but great things to say about Dr Parker. He always informs you of the pros and cons also of the risks involved. explains all your options and discuses what would fit given the situation. I would and have already recommend Dr. Parker."

"Dr. Parker is a breath of fresh air. I feel comfortable with him and trust him completely. Feel very fortunate to have been referred to him for my care."

"Dr. Parker is AWESOME!!! He's an athlete, so he completely understands my concerns, pains, and my will to be able to continue doing what I love. He's a great doctor who can easily relate to what I'm going through!"



About Our Survey


University of Rochester School of Medicine Rochester NY, Doctor of Medicine, 1995
Amherst College Amherst MA, Bachelor of Arts, 1988
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Anaheim CA, 1999
AO/ASIF Basic Skills Course, Toronto, Canada, 1998
Boston Orthopedic Basic Sciences Course, Boston MA, 1997


Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon NH, Orthopedic Surgery, 1996-2000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Hartford CT, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, 1998-1998
Dartmouth College Hanover NH, Sports Medicine Clinic and Varsity Team Physician, 1997-2000
Student Health Center - Orthopedic Clinic, 1996-1998

General Surgical Training

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon NH, General Surgery, 1995-1996

The Clinical Experience

A native of Lowville, Dr. Parker specializes in joint replacement, sports medicine, and the surgical treatment of complex fractures.  He works closely with athletes of all ages and levels to diagnose and treat athletic injuries.


State of New York
American Board Certified

Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
New York State Medical Society
Onondaga County Medical Society

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