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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  

An excellent Doctor My wait was very short and his exam and explanations were excellent.

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

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

Anonymous

As always a great job

Anonymous

TKR Love the new knees. Thank you!!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Dr Balthrope is a straightforward guy that gets you up and out of the hospital quickly. I have had 2 successful Hip replacementments, 1 knee replacement and a shoulder repair.

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 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

Wonderful! Dr Balthrop is still helping me with my knee but he’s wonderful! His office is great and he’s so friendly. He really cares about my problem and is helping in every way possible.

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

Dr Balthrop was very informative on knee condition and options

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

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!

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