Kelly John, DPM, MHA

Kelly John, DPM, MHA

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am originally from Amery, Wisconsin, and I earned my undergraduate degree at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. I continued my studies and obtained my Master of Health Administration at Des Moines University- College of Health Sciences and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in 1999.

Following graduation, I completed my podiatric surgical residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. I have more than four years of post-graduate residency training in podiatric medicine and surgery, and I joined OrthoIllinois in Spring of 2005.

My practice is focused on foot surgery and podiatric clinical services, with a special interest in revision foot surgery. It is my mission to provide you excellent service, as well as compassionate care. I always strive to provide you the same high-quality podiatric care that I would offer to a member of my family.  Ortho Illinois holds a commitment to the advancement of medical education and participates with a number of institutions to help train medical students and residents.  As part of your experience today, you may be seen by a podiatry resident.

In addition to my extensive medical commitments, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeff, and two children. I also enjoy working out, downhill skiing, and keeping updated on current events.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at Ortho Illinois. My goal is to provide you the best podiatric care available.

I am looking forward to meeting with you!

BACHELOR’S DEGREE College of St. Benedict
MEDICAL DEGREE Des Moines University – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
MASTER’S DEGEREE Healthcare Administration, Des Moines University – College of Health Sciences
RESIDENCY Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa
RESIDENCY Broadlawns Medical Center, Yale School of Medicine

Insurance Questions?

Dr. John and Ortho Illinois accept multiple insurance providers. To see a list of insurances accepted click here. Contact your insurance carrier for you specific plan details.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ortho Illinois Surgery Center
  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
  • Mercy Rockford Hospital
  • SwedishAmerican Hospital
  • Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center


Posted: 2019-01-29
Very thorough exam and expressed info about my particular problem and what we con do about it. Wonderful!

Posted: 2019-01-28
I really liked how Dr John took into consideration that I have a newborn at home and my return to work date when reviewing treatment options.

Posted: 2018-12-14
Dr John is a fantastic doctor. She listens, explains my condition clearly, she is extremely knowledgeable, all while showing concern for my condition. She is an awesome doctor!

Posted: 2018-11-07
Dr. John is a very caring doctor and all the staff I have had interactions with have also been very caring. They all listened patiently to my symptoms and progress during healing. Dr. John listened to my symptom of pain & heat on my shin and ordered the MRI that found my tibial stress fracture. I am very grateful that she listened to me and got to the reason for my pain.

Posted: 2018-11-07
Dr. Kelly John always takes plenty of time to sit and answer questions.

Posted: 2018-10-25
I was very impressed with Dr. John. She is pleasant, very professional, had an excellent care plan for my broken foot and it healed beautifully. I would definitely recommend her.

Posted: 2018-09-29
I have minimal medical knowledge and left completely understanding my plan of care

Posted: 2018-09-20
Dr John was very knowledgeable and really took time to explain at every step. I have high confidence in her treatment plan

Posted: 2018-08-19
Dr. John is thorough, competent, friendly and sympathetic.

Posted: 2018-08-04
I have told many people already how fantastic Dr. Kelly John is. I highly recommend her.

Posted: 2018-07-29
Very honest about what to be done!

Posted: 2018-07-18
I felt reassured about what I would be going through.