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John Balthrop, M.D.
Hip and Knee Specialist

Dear Patients,

It has been my pleasure to serve this community for the last 39 years. Helping build this practice has been such an honor. I have had the privilege of meeting some wonderful people and developing lifelong friendships. Caring for you, my patients, has been such a rewarding part of my career. So, it is with both sadness and anticipation that I announce my retirement effective 4/1/2021.

I appreciate your loyalty and trust over the last 3 decades. I will be taking the memories and experiences I have gained with me into retirement. I plan to enjoy the world, island weather, and spend time with friends, family, and my grandchildren.

My Partners here at BGO will be continuing your care. I am confident that you are in great hands with this team of Physicians. I know that the Physicians and staff here will give you the best orthopedic care. If you have any questions, please call our office at 859-263-5140.

Sincerely,

John Balthrop, MD


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

Dr. Balthrop's 
Champion Patients  

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

Best Orthopaedic Surgeon Ever! I have had 3 surgeries and will have 4th soon, all for different/unrelated problems done by Dr. Balthrop. He is fantastic! He does expect you to follow through with PT. I think it is 75% of the success of... Best Orthopaedic Surgeon Ever! I have had 3 surgeries and will have 4th soon, all for different/unrelated problems done by Dr. Balthrop. He is fantastic! He does expect you to follow through with PT. I think it is 75% of the success of your surgery. Work hard because with an excellent surgeon and the PT, you will succeed! Kudos Dr. Balthrop!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Dr Balthrop was very informative on knee condition and options

Anonymous

I am very pleased with the matter in which Dr. Balthrop explained my options. He does a great job informing me the procedures. I find him a very caring person. I highly recommend him to any one.

Anonymous

Very good

Anonymous

Outstanding orthopedic doctor. Has been my doctor 25+ years. Professional and personable

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Dr. Balthrop is always personable and thorough!

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

Great Doctor, I have had one total knee replacement by Dr.Balthrop, and getting ready for a second. He is great in explaining your condition, giving you comfort in what you are about to encounter. His assistant Megan is the greatest,... Great Doctor, I have had one total knee replacement by Dr.Balthrop, and getting ready for a second. He is great in explaining your condition, giving you comfort in what you are about to encounter. His assistant Megan is the greatest, she returns calls faithfully, answers questions and is very helful in getting you the little things that make recovery and surgery better.

Anonymous

I love Bluegrass Orthopedics and Dr. Balfour and his staff.

Anonymous

He repaired my torn ACL. Amazing Surgeon !

Anonymous

Outstanding! Dr. Balthrop and his staff were simply outstanding! From my first visit to the time of my OUTPATIENT hip replacement yesterday everything was as professional as a well oiled machine, but also personalized. My assigned... Outstanding! Dr. Balthrop and his staff were simply outstanding! From my first visit to the time of my OUTPATIENT hip replacement yesterday everything was as professional as a well oiled machine, but also personalized. My assigned nurse called this morning to check on me. Almost no pain at all. It has been a day and a half and my main concern is not overdoing my movement, cause I feel like I could generally do anything I wanted to do. Thanks to Dr. Balthrop and his first rate staff!

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.

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