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John Balthrop, M.D.
Hip and Knee Specialist

Dr. Balthrop has been practicing medicine in Lexington, KY for over 20 years and is a senior partner at Bluegrass Orthopaedics. Providing specialized patient care as a general orthopaedist, he has a special interest in joint replacement, knee arthroscopy surgery and treatment of shoulder injuries

Dr. Balthrop received his medical education from the University of Miami (Miami, FL), served an internship at the George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC and his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Balthrop is Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Specialties

  • General Orthopedics
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph East
  • Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center

Medical Degree

  • University of Miami School of Medicine

Internship

  • George Washington University Hospital

Residency

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Location
Details

3480 Yorkshire Medical Park
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 263-5140
  • Office
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    *Office may close 4:30PM on Friday
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 6:00pm

Dr. Balthrop is always personable and thorough!

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop is an excellent doctor. I have had one knee replacement done last October and the other one done February 25 and I have done well. But I knew how good he was because he had done my Mom's in 2005 and she never had a bit of... Dr. Balthrop is an excellent doctor. I have had one knee replacement done last October and the other one done February 25 and I have done well. But I knew how good he was because he had done my Mom's in 2005 and she never had a bit of trouble either. I am thankful.

Anonymous

I've never felt more informed by a doctor Very personable!

Melissa

Dr Balthrop was very informative on knee condition and options

Anonymous

Dr.Balthrop I WOULD recommend you or anybody that needs your help and getting a replacement of a joint because you are the best.And I WANT TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTM OF MY HEART, FOR BEING THEIR FOR ME IN THE PAST, AND NOW AS TIME GOES... Dr.Balthrop I WOULD recommend you or anybody that needs your help and getting a replacement of a joint because you are the best.And I WANT TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTM OF MY HEART, FOR BEING THEIR FOR ME IN THE PAST, AND NOW AS TIME GOES ON. THANK YOU.

Anonymous

I rate Dr. Balthorp a 10 My complete knee replacement has been nothing but excellent. I have my life back.

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop has been treating members of my family and me for many years. He is a very conscientious doctor who spends adequate time making sure that his patients understand his diagnoses. He addresses patients' concerns and always has... Dr. Balthrop has been treating members of my family and me for many years. He is a very conscientious doctor who spends adequate time making sure that his patients understand his diagnoses. He addresses patients' concerns and always has treated us as we expect professionals to do. There have been times when he advised surgery (for my husband once and for me once) and other times when he has advised other treatment. Both times, our surgeries were very successful. I trust his judgment.

Anonymous

Outpatient hip replacement. Everything went like clockwork! Almost no pain at all. The staff was first rate and extremely attentive. My assigned nurse was with me every step of the way and even called me this morning to check up on me.... Outpatient hip replacement. Everything went like clockwork! Almost no pain at all. The staff was first rate and extremely attentive. My assigned nurse was with me every step of the way and even called me this morning to check up on me. The entire experience was wonderful! I recommend Bluegrass Orthopedic, Dr. Balthrop and their staff without reservation!!

Anonymous

Confidence From my initial meeting with Dr. Balthop I left confident that I was in the right hands. Sometimes you just know when to place your trust in a doctor.

Anonymous

He took the time to answer all our questions. He has done several surgeries on my mother and does an excellent job.

Anonymous

Great doctor Dr Balthrop was very kind, identified and explained my problem, and treated me right away. Took the time to answer all of my questions.

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop I have been treating with Dr. Balthrop over 20 years. He is really good at what he does. I travel 2 1/2 hours one way to be seen by him. He has performed several surgeries over the years on me. the latest of which was an... Dr. Balthrop I have been treating with Dr. Balthrop over 20 years. He is really good at what he does. I travel 2 1/2 hours one way to be seen by him. He has performed several surgeries over the years on me. the latest of which was an emergency. He's the best.

Vitals

Dr. John E. Balthrop. MD Very interested in what I had to say and explained in detail pros and cons with my other health problems. Appreciated he wanted to try another course of action before surgerry

Anonymous

Awesome dr very informative of what I was going to have done. The nurse also was extremely nice

Anonymous

Excellent treatment. Very kind and answered all my questions. He immediately identified my problem and treated it that day.

Anonymous